Long time lurker, first time poster; have mercy. Many people on this forum put their stats up online for people to know their background and to evaluate what their chances are. Yet something has always struck me as odd with this. Whenever anyone details their previous institutions they always put something along the lines of, "top 50 research university", or something along those lines. Why the anonymity? Unless you're study at a super small institutions I would think it virtually impossible for anyone to find out who anyone is.
Is it to do with people wanting their anonymity?
Is it to prevent bickering over institution rankings?
Are people worried that admissions officers will know that we check for application updates every two minutes?
Can someone please shine a light on this topic?
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