Let’s face it: Being waitlisted means you’re qualified. They want you, just not as much as they want someone else. Since most schools evaluate applications on a holistic basis, and admissions is a highly subjective process, it is difficult to say definitively why someone is waitlisted, but a waitlist decision results from a combination of the following factors:
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