Hi, I'm a new member to CC. I was waitlisted by Stanford yesterday, which was a better result than I expected, but I now face a conundrum.
I was planning to visit one of the four schools to which I was hoping to be accepted on the east or west coast over my spring break next week, but I was rejected from MIT and Princeton, and waitlisted at Caltech as well. Hooray for being a white male from Midwest Suburbia! XP (Yes, I'm bitter about it; I'm currently using the affirmative action topic for a paper in my English class. At least that gives me a way to vent my frustration.)
Anyway, Stanford was my first choice, but now I don't know if I should visit campus for a tour, etc, or not. Do you think there's any possibility that a campus visit would boost my chances for admittance from the waitlist? I'd like to go just to see the campus, which is apparently mind-blowing, but I'm not sure if I want to see the quality of the school only to be rejected and be painfully aware of what I'm missing. What do you suggest I do?
On the bright side, I at least have Northwestern and WashU as options, so whatever happens I'll have somewhere to go! Thanks for your help.