Hello all. I am a senior undergraduate Physics concentrator at Brown U and I have just heard back from the grad schools I applied to. I have been accepted into UIUC with a 1 year fellowship, but have been rejected from all other schools. The ones I were rejected from: Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Caltech, Princeton, UChicago. Here are my stats: 3.9 Physics GPA 3.7 Overall GPA 830 Advanced GRE (78%) 800 Math, 590 Verbal, 5 Writing 1 C in Orgo freshman year, 1 B in 1st sem. QM (got an A 2nd sem), and straight A's other than that. Taken 3 grad courses at time of application, taking only grad courses this semester (7 total) Also, published a paper in PRB with my professors group, as well as 2 sem. + summer research in CMP. I think I'm the no 1 or no 2 student in the Physics dept, and yet I still got rejected from all of these schools. Is there anything about my statistics that jumps out at you as to why I could have been rejected? I think I am very qualified to get into at least SOME of those schools, but I feel like I may have been unfairly treated and am going to inquire further at some of these schools. What do you guys think?