I am not going to cry and whine about why my dream school didn't even ask me for a phone interview. I am not even going to mention how I am realizing that all this feels like a numbers game (no amount of ECs etc can make up)...I just want to ask--did anybody else that got rejected get called an "stellar applicant with excellent qualities?" If they have to reject me, why soften the blow like this? If I am so stellar, why did they not even let me have a phone interview. I am already feeling broken with this process. Already spent over 2000 dollars and not a single positive light in the dark tunnel. I am lost.......But I do hope those of you who really want to get into mayo get it. It's a wonderful school and I know you will be happy there.