Although it depends on the school. It seems to me that once you get an interview(especially a state school), one has about a 40-50% chance of acceptance i.e they interview 300 students and accept about 150 etc. There seems to be two schools of thought on interviews. A popular saying is that if you get an interview then you have the necessary "numbers" and the interview is used to measure interpersonal skills, motivation, sincerity etc. Thus, everyone is at level playing field. So, can one make the logical jump that if you get an interview and get rejected than you must have NOT had a good interview? The other school of thought is that they look at your whole application including your interview. Then, they will holistically reject, waitlist, or accept you. However, if this was the case, then during the process at one time, somebody must have thought you had a chance for acceptance or you wouldn't have got an interview. Thus, it falls back to a poor interview if one gets denied. Does anyone else have any other thoughts? I guess my hypothesis is that if you get DENIED(not including waitlisted) then one must have received a HORRIBLE interview score, since the pre-screener THOUGHT you had the numbers to be accepted before the interview.