Originally Posted By: Wren
Then it is a matter of defining you by your interests, your socio-ethnic background and whatever personality indicators they assess so they don't have a bunch of kids in the dorm just staring at each other.

In all the other countries that do not practice holistic admissions, is dorm and campus life more boring than in the U.S.? When admissions is based on academics, teens can spend their non-academic time as they wish, which will arguably make them more interesting people.