aaaaaaaah wrote:djysyed wrote:Based on admissions results, it seems like no one really receives admission into more than 4 or 5 top 10 programs. Are they quite specific in the type of students that they are looking for?
I know someone who literally got in every top school : harvard, mit, princeton, berkeley, chicago and yale. But this person is the first such person I’ve ever heard in my life.
I would expect this to happen for a few students every year actually. If you get into Princeton+Harvard+MIT (all pretty small programs so they really don't admit that many people), your application is probably good enough to get into all the other top schools. I knew of at least 2-3 people in my application round that were admitted to at least 4 out of 6 of Harvard/MIT/Princeton/Stanford/Berkeley/UChicago, and I don't know that they were rejected from the remaining ones. Most likely I just didn't know they also got in to the others, or they did their undergrad at one of those institutions or didn't apply to 1-2 of them due to research fit or location. I would be surprised if it wasn't that common for e.g. the top graduating undergrad at Harvard to not get into nearly every top school they apply to.