*nods* PLEASE decline offers from the schools lower on your preference list. For my Ph.D. apps I've been wait listed EVERYWHERE except for Brown and U. of Wisconsin-Madison where I was flat out rejected.
Case Western Reserve U. - wait list (ouch.)
Ohio University - wait list (double ouch)
Ohio State University- wait list
Washington University in Saint Louis - (was accepted in January, told to apply for a fellowship and that even if I didn't get it would still be made an offer. LIES. wait list.)
So pretty please, do all of us wait listers a favor, and decline offers that you are not considering.