I'm not so sure I believe what WUSTL is telling everyone about their wait list. Check out the early enrollment letters thread under where should I go next year. Someone got an '04 solicitation from WUSTL based on his recent LSAT score. He didn't even apply to WUSTL for fall 2004 but they offered him a spot in the entering class this fall because he has a high LSAT score. They must be desperate to push up their numbers and improve their ranking and figure they can get a few with high scores to attend who are desperate to start school right away. Anyway, if they offered him a spot only a week or two ago, how could they be overenrolled all this time? I suspect they've probably offered other people spots in this same manner and have lied to us on the wait list the whole time. I think the wait list is a cruel way of getting our hopes up. I remember the tone of the first letter I got was so positive.
Anyway, I called the admissions office the other day and they said that they will probably offer only one or two spots to people on the wait list and that will be done a day or two before orientation if they go to the wait list at all. They will probably make offers to people in the area who can get there quickly and the offers will be made to women since women are in the minority in this fall's entering class. When I asked how many people were still on the wait list, they refused to tell me, so I'm still in limbo and totally at their mercy.