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just about every question you can dream up had been asked, debated and answered here on college confidential 100 times. Some of the posts occurred years ago and occasionally, intrigued by an interesting perspective or similar stats/school interests, I sample the beginning, middle and end of a poster's life on college confidential. I've noticed the life cycle of most posters follow the same arc: what are my safeties, matches and reaches->Waiting for reply from my dream school (usually a reach)-> no more posts.
Although it's possible these students gained admittance to their dream school and never bothered to post, it's much more likely they ended up somewhere else and may have been embarrassed with their results. I guess this should be expected because almost everyone's "dream school" is a reach but I do find this arc depressing (and sobering). It seems as if there's something entirely wrong with the college admission process.