No, as I didn't expect to get in. My family didn't put any pressure on me, either, which helped. Likewise my school didn't really push me (I had to decide myself to apply, nobody encouraged me exactly, and there were enough applicants that the focus wasn't all on me like it is in some schools). Some of my friends were rejected and people were fine about it. Statistically, you don't have a very good chance of getting in, so I don't think I would have felt like a failure. My college and subject generally has 10 applicants per place, and I assumed I would be in the 'bottom' 90% rather than the top 10% that is selected. I applied on the offchance I might get in, but was happy to go somewhere like Warwick instead. I would have been disappointed with a rejection, but only because I got my hopes up after the interview which I thought had gone well. I wouldn't have felt like a failure: I had 5 other offers from good universities, any of which I would have been happy at.