« on: January 04, 2008, 11:49:33 AM »
Oh, come on Toby Stock.
How transparent was that mass email? Do they really need to boost their selectivity ranking and applicant pool? Is it really necessary to encourage everyone to apply.
My favorite part: "While this message in no way ensures your admission, we encourage you to apply. Every year, we end up admitting students who never thought they had a chance at getting into Harvard."
Indeed, he speaks the truth, but that's because most people even with in-range statistics know that the whole admissions process is by and large a crap-shoot and/or otherwise very, very competitive.
Shame on you Harvard for encouraging people to apply knowing full well they don't stand a chance. Shame on you.