I was accepted to a Ph.D. program in the States after being waitlisted. Throughout the process, I've have little to no direct communication with current faculty besides the thank-you emails I sent post-interview. This includes with my intended POI, who wasn't at my interview and hasn't responded to any of my requests to chat (I've since learned that they are probably leaving the University, which is also an issue that I've tried to bring up with other faculty). I would be more than happy with a 30-minute chat via Zoom so that I can at least get a sense of these faculty members, and find it very weird that other current students also didn't meet with faculty after being accepted.
I would really like to consider enrolling in the program, but the radio silence from every faculty member I've reached out to for weeks has basically scared me off. I'm an older learner, and I'm also eager to ask more brass tacks questions rather than just the general marketing jargon that some University reps have shared.
My experience with other programs has been extremely different, with phone messages and immediate invitations from them to meet via Zoom. I didn't expect this situation and feel very disappointed about the circumstances. I also don't feel comfortable committing to a program whose faculty might not have the time to engage with their students?