Let's just say a school has room for 130 students. 500 are interviewed, but how many are given straight acceptances (no waitlist)? I know the general "rule" is that about 2 times as many applicants are accepted as there are spaces, but those include people who come off the waitlist. On a related not, how many people actually do come off the waitlist if a school has a class of about 130? The reason I ask is because I'm waitlisted on a couple of schools, and I want to know what the realistic chances of being accepted off the list are. But there's also another school that i REALLY want to go to that I just recently interviewed at, and I really DON'T want to land on the waitlist for that school.