This is really more out of curiosity than anything but I've been wondering about this for some time and want to see what people think. It seems like I read often on here that people with >3.0 and/or >25 have a chance of getting in somewhere as long as they apply broadly and have no read flags, which doesn't seem like it's that crazy difficult to do. Are there really that many people applying with stats worse than that, that someone with those stats can beat out 3000 other applicants? I get that feeling that there is some X-Factor that we will never know (ie. great stats not getting in while low stats gets 3 acceptances) but is there also a group of seriously sub par students applying? I know SDN is not a huge sample size and I like to think most of us are on here because we are serious about getting in but are there a lot of people applying who really have no idea what they're doing and have no chance of getting in? (2.7 and 22 for example) Again, mostly just asking out of curiosity.