Hi everyone, I applied to PhD programs at Cornell (HAUD), Columbia, and UCSB this year. Until now, I haven't heard anything from Columbia and Cornell after I submit the applications. Since I didn't get any reply from my POI at Columbia, guess I would be rejected. But I did get an active reply from my POI at Cornell before the submission, and was told that their admissions ability was not clear this year, so I am still waiting for Cornell.
As to UCSB, I received an open house invitation last week from the director, but have no idea what is size of the attendance and does it mean anything r