There are most definitely students with your stats, or better, who got rejected by HYP (and probably other places too). But those students are much less likely to post on here about their experiences. If you got accepted, you want to share it with the world...but if you got rejected, you never want to see a Harvard discussion thread again, you know?
I'm sorry if I sound harsh, but I really don't have a lot of patience for someone who
--was accepted at four or five of the top colleges in the country (Williams, too, apparently)
-- whines about the ones he didn't get into
-- not while the wound is fresh, but a week later
-- comes across like someone who hasn't done a lick of research or even thought hard
-- writes poorly
-- feels entitled to be accepted everywhere because he has a high class rank, high test scores, and engaged in a stereotypical set of ECs
-- seems to care about nothing but how much money he is going to make
Now, I'm sure powerfuldog is really smart, and will have a lot to offer when he grows up, but there's nothing less attractive than a sore winner, and that's how he comes across. And his excuse is, what? He's too good for Penn, Brown, Dartmouth, Cornell, Williams? What a joke! He should be thanking his lucky stars that they're giving him a chance.
I don't know what you think you are, but I will tell you that I've had enough with your ridiculous personal insults.
Perhaps you should read read my last post. You will see that I am no sore winner, as you shallowly put it: I've worked hard and have done my research, yet I had mild emotional pangs of discontent after being rejected from the Universities that everyone touts as "the best"...namely HYP.
As you can see from the last post, I've mentioned that I'm glad for the people who gave me some perspective and I've learned to handle this in the right way. Maybe dealing with brash comments such as yours (even AFTER I mentioned that I developed the right perspective) will prepare me well for the future.
Writes poorly? Are you joking? I'm venting on a public forum and instead of offering me insight, you choose to level a shallow jab? Perhaps you should look at the writing in some of your own posts. And you said you didn't have patience for my "ignorance". Obviously, you had the patience to write not one, but two posts, that effectively hurled personal insults at me without an iota of encouraging advice.
I sincerely did not wish to offend you or anything you said. I'm just saying what I had to say to defend myself. For everyone who did help me through this, thank you.
The two richest people in this country Gates and Buffett - one was turned down by Harvard, one was accepted but left after one year.
Zuckerberg - Left Harvard before graduation.
Michael Dell - Started his business in UTexas dorm
Steve Jobs - Dropped out of a college because he did not see a reason to pay for it.
None of the above needed a Harvard degree to follow their passions and get filthy rich along the way. If you think a specific college makes you successful, you are totally wrong. It is what drives you that makes you successful. You can attend your local community college and still be more successful than a HYP graduate if you have the drive.