I honestly I think if you graduated #1 from any ABA school that would be more impressive than middle of the pack at an Ivy League school. If you are doing that well somewhere and like everything about the school I think it would be stupid to leave, but that is just my opinion. I doubt anyone ranked #1 at any ABA school ever had a hard time finding a job. #1 is pretty damn good and it is actually earned on merit not some subjective B.S. U.S. News Ranking of a school.
How did you already get waitlisted when they haven't started with decisions yet? (at least according to the office)
I did have a quick question though. I also had a professor let admissions know he was interested in my file. How much do you think that makes a difference? Does it make you a sure thing assuming you can reasonably be seen as getting in? DO you think it overcomes many obstacles that may otherwise prevent you from getting in?
I should have added this to my previous post: You need to also decide whether you would be happy staying at DePaul if you graduate at #3,5,10,15 (I don't know how many students are in your class), basically top 10% good, but not #1. It's very likely that you won't be #1 when you graduate. You may have a bad headache on a test day and get a B+. Who knows, there are so many things that could happen during your exams, and remember you have 20 more to take.