I was waitlisted at Washington St. Louis, but I'm confused because I was selected as an Emory Scholar Finalist and an A. B Duke Scholar finalist-- shouldn't that mean that my application is competitive enough for WUSTL? I would say my (one) essay for WashU was of similar caliber to the essays I wrote for WUSTL & Emory. Does this mean that my chances are slim for other Ivies, esp. HYPS?