This presumes that they know some people are rejected, and we don't know that that's the case, even if Edward Tom gave numbers over the phone and someone has calculated that there are more apps than that number. The point is: no-one knows what goes on in admissions offices. There may be several 'perhaps' files to varying degrees. Whatever, the point is that it's futile getting stressed about it. This is the way it's done, and in applying we all consented to that. Sometimes we can't all know in time and have to make choices without knowing all our options - like you and your financial aid for example, or me and some applications to programs (non-law) that I made in England. Life is like that unfortunately, and it will happen with jobs and houses we wangt to buy etc. Again, I hate to sound harsh because I am sympathetic, having gone through the same stress, but I have to say I think you could all handle it better by accepting a system that works for Boalt and that you cannot change. The more you complain about it the more you get riled up. I was lucky to be in uhndergrad when I applied. I just concentrated on what I was doing then and there and one day anm email was in my inbox without my even expecting it. Email or letter, you will hear - and soon.