I am on one particular waitlist from a med school who claims not to rank its waitlist. I don't get it. If it were truly unranked, the process of picking students from the waitlist would be totally random - like the lotto. Since we know that schools don't pull students from the waitlists like Jo Blo is selected for the 40 million dollar lotto prize, how do they decide? They must, at some point in time, compare the students' apps or "rank" them. It frustrates me because my ignorance to the status on the waitlist prevents me from making the best decision about schools. Am I at the top of the "unranked" waitlist or at the low end of the stick? I think it's just a easy way for the schools to get out of a lot of tough questions from students. Can anyone make sense of the unranked waitlist?