It's one thing not to be a "rankings whore", but this one is on some different sh*t....
Why even apply to Yale if it's your 5th choice, well behind Vanderbilt? I have to believe the Vandy option is free with a stipend. What do the four schools or Ithaca, Nashville, and NYC have in common that makes them all more appealing than Yale? The questions go on and on. I'm very interested to hear how he came about these preferences...