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Regret not applying to ivies...
I received admission to most of my top ranked schools in the low 10s and high 20s, which I never expected to happen. Now looking at my application, I sold myself short and didn't think I could get into the ivies so I didn't bother. I applied to the lowest ranked ivy and got rejected. Now looking at videos on youtube, people got rejected by this ivy and then got into higher ranked ones. I know my stats are not great but the reason why I got into most of my reach schools is because my story is unique and ambitious. But I regret not applying to the ivies.... SO BADLY. It's such a crapshoot and I think I had a decent shot at a couple of them to be honest because of my passion project/hook. I am grateful for the schools I have gotten into but I feel so bad about not applying and missing this once in a lifetime chance. Ideas for what I can do? Is it hard to transfer to the lower ranked ivies?26 replies