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I've seen this line and very similar variants of it posted on these forums quite often. But the more I think and look into it, the more skeptical I am of its truthfulness. First of all, according to Collegeboard's website, only around 250 kids out of hundreds of thousands of test-takers earn a 2400 annually. The number of incoming freshmen enrolled in the ivy league each year is close to 15000. Doesn't it seem certain that at least one ivy will accept one of these extremely rare applicants? That's not to say that some ivies, particularly HYP, will reject those applicants, but it appears next to impossible that they will be rejected from all 8, unless there was something seriously unappealing about the applicant (expulsion, criminal, etc). I just feel that this forum puts too much emphasis on an applicant's ECs without really considering how accomplished they are from their scores. I mean, surely not every ivy league student has started a million-dollar charity or cured some disease or won a national award, right? I mean, there can only be so many of those types.