"I'd like a good mix of poets, musicians, athletes, passionate future politicians (who might become corrupt one day....who knows?) around me. Frankly, if this is the recipe you're referring to, I like the dish."
Exactly: this is one of the great advantages of attending an institution such as Harvard: you do get a fascinating mix of kids. What it does *not* mean is that the next poet laureate would necessarilly be admitted if there were a crop of promising poets that year. It's wonderful if you are admitted - but you shouldn't take it to heart if you are not.