Does anybody have any stories to share about the process? Ridiculous things that may have happened, schools you should have gotten in to but didn't, schools you got in to but shouldn't have, etc? Personally, I think it's names in a hat. My friend had better grades than me, more extracurriculars, more community service, and was generally better qualified than I was, yet I got into Cal Poly and he didn't. Similarly, he got into UC San Diego and I didn't. Somehow, we both got into UC Davis, which is supposedly a "better" school than some of the other UC's which I got rejected from. My other friend got into UC Santa Barbara, and no other schools, even though he applied to ones like UC Santa Cruz, which is supposed to be a relatively easy school to get into (I got into it)... it seems to be completely random.