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The I just totally got rejected thread

xsuubiexxsuubiex Posts: 498. Member
edited September 2009 in College Admissions
My name is Danny and i was just rejected from not only my top choice school along with and including all the ivy's i applied to besides a waitlist at cornell. I am dissapointed, but then again who wouldnt be. I believe that it is such dissapointment which feuls us to achieve greater things wherever we decide to go. These rejections sting, alot, Although i was accepted to some great schools i feel as if i could have achieved more. And i would just like to say to all those in my position, who were lucky enough to be able to dance around their house and brag about their acceptnaces, have hope. Its only an undergrad education which is only what you make of it, and nothing more. And that all of us who were unsucesful these past few weeks or will be in the comming few weeks, keep in mind that regarldess of where you go, if you work hard enough you will achieve great things. We dont always achieve what we want in life but were young and we can bounce back. I have faith in you.
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Replies to: The I just totally got rejected thread

  • edadedad Posts: 2,584Registered User Senior Member
    Forget the ivies. Be happy you were accepted to some great schools. I am sure there are many others with bigger disappointments.
  • kayrliskayrlis Posts: 268Registered User Junior Member
    It just hurts when they all come in a row.
  • surgeongeneralsurgeongeneral Posts: 95Registered User Junior Member
    well that's true, but its better to have all the bad news at once rather than ruin an entire week with bad news.
  • cookiemonkey1004cookiemonkey1004 Posts: 1,221Registered User Senior Member
    ah at least you got waitlisted.
    i got rejected by 6 colleges. not even one waitlist. and i still have 2 more rejectoins coming my way this week/weekend.
    yea it hurts when they all come in a row like that. even if i knew i got rejected even before applying to the school, and even though i knew i'd never ever ever ever besmart enough for anywhere, to see all rejections is just... makes me feel like crap and then some.
    although 3 of my rejections were from ivies, and one was from stanford .... i knew it was coming but urgh i spent so much time just trying.

    i learned today that trying is nothing. u just dont get anywhere by trying. its just not worth it to try anymore. kl;asfjd ugh my 4 years of high school has been a waste. i dont evne think i can succeed anywhere else bc OBVIOUSLY i cant even handle highschool workload.
  • varrvarr Posts: 92Registered User Junior Member
    Oh gosh ill join the club
    Accepted: Ohio State University (dont want to go there)
    Villanova University (not sure)
    Northeastern University ( LOVE IT, AMAZING CO-OP + ITS IN BOSTON)
    Boston University (didnt get into the program i wanted but im in)

    Rejected: Cornell ED, Brown, Yale, U Penn, Dartmouth, Columbia, Lehigh (what the heck), Wash univ in st louis, northwestern univ.

    Deferred: Univ of Michigan Ann Arbor

    Waitlisted: Johns Hopkins University (WILL STAY IN IT)

    WAITING FOR : NYU, Univ of Notre Dame, Princeton
  • cookiemonkey1004cookiemonkey1004 Posts: 1,221Registered User Senior Member
    looks like we got more members to join our club!
    yay
    actually all this ranting ive done on CC is kind of calming me ab it
    although my eyes are still red from crying
    but to know that im not eh only one in my type of situation, ah it is nice to know that we are all in this together!
  • stonecold23stonecold23 Posts: 1,595Registered User Senior Member
    ill join
    rejected: penn,brown,tufts,georgetown, duke
    waitlist: cornell, BC
    in: johns hopkins, nyu, colgate
  • celebrian25celebrian25 Posts: 15,373Registered User Senior Member
    rejected: Penn
    waitlisted: JHU

    penn's hurt the most. I don't even know why, because JHU is my #1 choice.
  • GnnSk8GnnSk8 Posts: 78Registered User Junior Member
    accepted: u of o, clark honors college at u of o, and uc davis
    waiting on: usc, nyu, and emory
    REJECTED!: berkeley, ucla, bc
  • GoldShadowGoldShadow Posts: 6,160Registered User Senior Member
    ACCEPTED: UConn

    REJECTED: Brown, Cornell, Penn, JHU, Georgetown

    UConn is a great school, things will surely work out for me there. But I wanted to go to one of my reaches so badly. After sleepless nights working on applications, essays, update letters, after studying for days and nights for SAT IIs just so I could send them better scores, after so much hoping and praying and anticipation, the fruits of my labor are nonexistent.

    All that work for nothing. The only thing that kept me going through the past few weeks of illness and lack of sleep was that I'd tell myself, "at the end of this month, it'll all be worth it."

    And I knew how selective those colleges are, but I thought I definitely had a shot at them. I made excellent essays and got excellent recs. I thought I'd at least get into one of them. And it was all a waste.
  • krocket606krocket606 Posts: 142Registered User Junior Member
    gold shadow, i know EXACTLY how you feel.

    I got rejected from UPenn, Brown, Cornell, and Northwestern, and got waitlisted at Wash. U and Tufts. The only school I know i'm in is NYU. And I, too, know that NYU is a great school and I should be REALLY excited, but I spent soooooo much time on all these fing apps and i've worked all through high school towards this goal and i really thought i had a shot. i don't get how i couldn't have stood out enough at ANY of these schools. I know they're all very selective, but I go to a very competitive high school and i have been pushing myself in and out of school since 7th grade. my stats are just as good as other acceptees and i have alot of extracurriculars/great recs.

    all i can say is, WHAT THE $#%#
    WHERE DID I GO WRONG?!?!
  • PongoPongo Posts: 1,069Registered User Member
    I got rejected from Duke and Columbia and waitlisted at Northwestern today.

    I don't even care about my other schools. I just wanted to go to Duke... can't get interested anymore.

    Plus, no hope for Pomona and Amherst anymore.

    I got into BC, BU, and Carnegie Mellon but I don't really want to go to any. I just applied because my parents wanted me to.

    bye bye, duke!
  • cookiemonkey1004cookiemonkey1004 Posts: 1,221Registered User Senior Member
    goldshadow, krocket, thats exactly how i feel too.
    UT is a good school but i didnt stay up late nights studying for sat and school and spending countless months and weeks on essays and stuff just to get into ut where i wuld just get in automatically.

    my friends have been really supportive and i've been really touched by them. and that's what 's been keeping me going today.
  • thezonedocthezonedoc Posts: 13Registered User New Member
    "And I knew how selective those colleges are, but I thought I definitely had a shot at them. I made excellent essays and got excellent recs. I thought I'd at least get into one of them. And it was all a waste."


    Your life experiences are what you make of them. Your time won't be a waste if you learn from it and move on with renewed motivation.
    Maybe I have a weird take on it, but I got accepted at Brown and Columbia, but I am leaning towards accepting UConn's offer (a free ride) because I believe I will get the same education at any of these great schools - and why graduate $100k in debt?

    The truth is you can get a GREAT education that will help you go far in life at almost any university you name. There are always quality professors to be found if you ask around. Worrying about not getting into a "name brand" school is counter-productive.
  • melosyracusemelosyracuse Posts: 663Registered User Member
    ah at least you got waitlisted.
    i got rejected by 6 colleges. not even one waitlist. and i still have 2 more rejectoins coming my way this week/weekend.
    yea it hurts when they all come in a row like that. even if i knew i got rejected even before applying to the school, and even though i knew i'd never ever ever ever besmart enough for anywhere, to see all rejections is just... makes me feel like crap and then some.
    although 3 of my rejections were from ivies, and one was from stanford .... i knew it was coming but urgh i spent so much time just trying.

    i learned today that trying is nothing. u just dont get anywhere by trying. its just not worth it to try anymore. kl;asfjd ugh my 4 years of high school has been a waste. i dont evne think i can succeed anywhere else bc OBVIOUSLY i cant even handle highschool workload.

    dont say things like that. hold your head up. remember that whatever school u get into youre there for a reason. and youll probably have a better experience there or meet someone that u wouldnt have met if u had gotten into these schools youre so upset over. that goes for everybody. its ok.
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