<p>Would it greatly hurt my chances of admission if I applied to basically most of the Ivies and a few chancy back ups (i.e. Uchicago, Stanford, Pomona, perhaps NYU and perhaps WashU)? I realize that all the colleges see where else you will be applying to and I've heard a few stories with complete rejection, which I truly don't want to experience. </p>
<p>I can supply any more information about myself if needed.