Greetings PFers, I'm sorry but you may be in for a bit of a rant :) I must admit I had a very frustrating experience today when visiting a prospective graduate school, and I'm wondering whether their disinterest in me means that I will be rejected and therefore would be better off not applying. I set up a visit to my dream school several weeks ago, to happen today. It's a top school but my acceptance there would not be unreasonable. I go to a small school but did quite well (excellent letters from research supervisors at 3 different institutions, 5 publications in top journals, 11 conference talks, 4.0, etc.). I understand that visiting as a prospective graduate student, I should take nothing for granted. I set up a visit by filling out a form online, and didn't hear back from them for several weeks. Last Thursday, out of frustration I emailed someone to ask if I should set up my own visit, or if meetings with professors would be set up for me (as was said on the form I filled out). I finally got an e-mail saying that I was to meet with two professors. Jolly good. So yesterday, I drove for sixteen god-forsaken hours to get to this damn university. For the first meeting, I waited 45 minutes for the professor to show, and he never did. I stopped by periodically for the next 3 hours as I waited for my next meeting. For the next meeting, the professor was also late, but only by 20 minutes this time. After talking to him for about 5 minutes, he asked "When are we done?" I told him that he could kick me out whenever he wants... fortunately he kept talking for several minutes. He was really a great guy and his research was positively fascinating. At the end, he told me that he felt I would like another university (which is ranked not even in the top 100). After going through so much effort to make sure I was ready for this campus visit, I'm quite frustrated by how they treated me. That being said, I'm a prospective graduate student, there's no reason why they should even care about me, which I get, so I don't consider that a reason to not apply for that university. However, I'm wondering if their inhospitality is an indicator of a future rejection, and if I should therefore withdraw my application to save money.