Constructive Suggestions for Change
I've been reading all of the responses over the last week and recognize that it is very frustrating to make try and make sense of the Mac application process. I also did not get an interview my first year applying and was pretty p-offed with the whole situation. I do not believe any school's application process is perfect. I believe there is bias in every school's application including Mac's. While I do believe that by getting 3 people involved in reading essays vs one we decrease bias, it is evident that not everyone here does. SO I'm making a suggestion.
Keeping in mind that it is essential to Mac to have students who have strong team, communication and self-assessment skills, creativity as well as intelligence, If you have some constructive suggestions for change in the admissions process. I'd be happy to compile them and pass them along to the Chair of Admissions. I can't promise you any changes would actually be done but they listen quite strongly to students here for ideas and hopefully we can provide some constructive ideas as a group.