For those of us who live our lives in blissful ignorance of the existence of the West coast in general, can you explain what you mean?
So Stanford pulls this really neat trick. The don't reject or waitlist you and you deposit at another school. They then email you saying that your application is mysteriously incomplete, but if you're willing to commit to Stanford, then you will be accepted. You say no, then you receive a rejection letter. It's unclear how prevalent this is, but I've met at least two other people who had this happen to them and it just came up randomly. I suspect that at least 20-30 people are either admitted/rejected in this way, which really undermines their reported acceptance rate.