« on: March 24, 2008, 02:59:58 PM »
What specifically would you like them to be less secretive about?
As for "the better the school, the better off I am", that (it seems to me) has less to do with ad comms and more to do with, in some order, personal egos, actual job prospects, and message boards like this one.
Why do schools take so long to reject candidates? If a school has a 90% chance of rejecting an applicant, they will still hesitate because they are too worried about their ranking. If they don't get a good crop of applicants then they want to have back-ups.
You can say that a person wants to go to a particular school because of his ego, but I think it has a lot more to do with job placement. Most people figure that higher ranked schools have more participating recruiters. I don't want to get into my top 50 school so that I can brag about which school I went to, I want to go to that school because it's the only school located in the market I want to work in. I probably won't get in because they are obsessed with getting higher GPAs. And it will still take 4 months to reject me.