My interview at X school went very well. The interviewer (dean of admissions) told me things like: "I will be very upset if we lose you to Y school." "You are exactly the kind of applicant we are looking for." "A student of your caliber should not consider anything less than X and Y school, do not waste your time at A and B schools." (the other schools I told him I had applied to.) He basically TOLD me I was going to be accepted. It's been a few weeks now from the interview and I have not heard back from the school (which I really, really liked). Has anyone had this happen to them and then NOT get accepted to the school? If so, is this some kind of strategy/tactic admissions officers have? Was I naive to believe his words were sincere? If I don't get in, I will certainly think very little of the ethical standars of X school. It just isn't right to say such things in an interview unless you fully intend to accept the applicant. Agree?