You will not be living in Evanston next year, sorry. We have decided to fill the ED spot with a 2400, 4.0 student who is more awesome than you. They are also not weird in the sense that they are from the South, but love the cold. Don't take warm weather for granted, Illinois doesn't have a lot of it. Oh, and the other applicant can cook, while you cannot.
lol, just kidding. Honestly, that would make me laugh if they said that and I was rejected. I'd feel warm and entertained for a second! Then proceed to mope...
The admission committee has concluded its evaluation of Early Decision applicants to Northwestern University. I am sorry we are unable to offer you a place in the freshman class. Since Northwestern was your first choice, I understand this news is very disappointing.
Given the relatively small size of the incoming freshman class and the strength of the applicant pool, we cannot admit all of the qualified applicants who apply to Northwestern. You should not feel our decision reflects negatively on you or your potential as a college student. We simply are unable to admit all of the students who present a solid record of achievement.
The task of selecting a class is a difficult one for the admission committee. We carefully reviewed every piece of information you submitted with your application. Unfortunately, we cannot provide specific reasons why each individual decision is made. The document linked here, A Statement from the Dean, may answer some of your questions about our admission process.
The admission committee appreciates the time and effort you put into applying to Northwestern. I wish you every success as you pursue your education.
Sometimes the good news can appear to be bad news. Our son's Princeton EA "Yes!" letter from Fred Hargadon arrived in a very small thin envelope, which gave us serious pause for consideration. However, the only thing he needed to see was the bold "Yes!" at the top. The famous "Yes!" letter went out with Dean Fred. Too bad. A nice touch.