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Nov 28, 2007, 1:41 AM

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Re: [umass76] What are the odds?

Thanks, Seth! That's a whole bunch of numbers...and man are they surprising. It looks like there's a lot more than faculty or reputation guiding these decisions. Otherwise, I couldn't fathom why NYU draws four times the apps as George Saunders and Mary Gaitskill.

1 in 30 does sound better than "3% -- worse than Harvard Medical School!". I had to whip out a calculator just to check. I mean, think of your undergrad workshop. It probably had about thirty people. And of those thirty, you probably considered yourself in the top five, and between you five, surely it was just a matter of taste.

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(This post was edited by Junior Maas on Nov 28, 2007, 1:43 AM)

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Post edited by __________ (Veteran) on Nov 28, 2007, 1:43 AM

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