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Too bad you couldn't make it for R2. Maybe you can try for R3.
I saw in another thread that many others almost dropped out and some did. Maybe they did the right thing. I think I just wasted 250 bucks of my hard-earned money..
I was talking to a friend who finished from Kellogg a couple of years back. He applied to Stanford as well, but did not get in. He had a great profile (iit + engg 5 years + marketing 2 years + tons of extracs), but his GPA was a little low (3.0), so they rejected him. His cousin, a girl with one year work-ex, got in though! Looks like Stanford very much likes younger candidates.
I felt really good about my essays. I was confident about my writing skills having served as an editor for a local non-profit publication. The interview too went really well -- I bonded well with the interviewer and we chatted for almost an hour and a half about our backgrounds.
I think the fact that I'm of Indian origin and currently working for a technology company that could have doomed me to the WL pile. Also, the vast difference between my current job and the last could have been a concern. My family business involved manufacture of industrial products while I currently work for a high-tech corporation in Silicon Valley.
lepium, sorry to know that you got dinged. Good luck with your other apps.
Saturn, though it might be of small consolation, even a WL from Stanford is a great achievement. Your profile is solid, am sure you will get into a Top5-10 school. Good luck!
Have you checked the Apply Yourself website? I did not receive any e-mail notifying me that the decision was available, but when I logged in on the deadline, there it was. Even until today, I have received no "your decision is ready" e-mail.