They're useful to give you an idea of your chances when you're new to the process. But I don't think they're very accurate, because:1. They are all based on data at least two years old.2. They treat all applicants as a single pool when in fact several classes of applicants are held to different standards (in-staters at state schools, URMs, legacies).3. They ignore all soft factors.4. They're all based on information provided by either schools or applicants. Schools manipulate data to protect their USNWR rankings and applicants are known to stretch the truth for psychological reasons.
If info that the book provides is all online then I stand corrected.
Sorry to ask this as I KNOW it was posted, but I did a search and couldn't find it...does anyone know the link to the chart showing the different colored dots for "accepted," "rejected," "waitlisted?"