princeton is my #1 and so through a bunch of mutual acquaintances and such i was able to visit with a current junior there. she said she was a the student panel of the admissions board and she gave me a bunch of tips and advice for increasing my chances of admission. she really seemed to know the inside scoop. we talked for about 3 hours and we ended up really clicking and she seemed to really like me.
she then said that she was part of a secret admissions committee that interviews prospective students without them knowing that it's an interview, and then gives her opinions on the students during the admissions process. she said that she doesn't have much weight, but that she does have a bit of input.
i told my guidance counselor of my experience, and then when she talked with the princeton representative that came to my school about a week later, she said that the admissions representative said that no such secret committee exists.
has anyone else heard of this? is anyone on this? any opinions on this?
i'm wondering if the admissions representative was lying in order to keep it secret, or if the current student was lying in order to... who knows. there is no reason i can think of for her to make up such a lie, and how else would she know all of the information she gave me?