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How Many Rejetions Have You Received?

kellyconn1kellyconn1 . Posts: 317 Member
edited April 2006 in College Admissions
I HATE rejections, they make you feel personally judged by someone who doesn't even know you. I got rejected from my two first choices, both reaches and this was NOT a good year to apply for reaches hence my fellow classmates many of whom have better stats who also got rejected or waitlisted. I have gotten 6 rejections, 4 admits, 2 waitlists and even though 4 of the 6 were schools I likely would not have attended, Heck it still stings!!
GW had the worst rejection letter I have seen yet, very impersonal, cold and blunt. Nothing hopeful unlike the dignified letters I have gotten from other schools like BC and Northeastern. But I think we can all agree on one thing, this was one of the toughest years ever for everyone, including the elite, every letter from every college spoke of record numbers of applications so I am trying to be joyful in what choices I do have.


If i produce a bumper sticker that reads: I SURVIVED THE COLLEGE APPLICATION PROCESS OF 2006!! will you buy it? haha.
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Replies to: How Many Rejetions Have You Received?

  • Drew00Drew00 Registered User Posts: 2,964 Senior Member
    I only applied to matches. I wish I would've applied to some reaches.
  • kellyconn1kellyconn1 . Posts: 317 Member
    drew did you apply to michigan ann arbor? i got in but am leaning towards IU kelly business or Bentley.
  • Drew00Drew00 Registered User Posts: 2,964 Senior Member
    No, I wish i would have though. My SAT is considerably less than the average (1800) and my GPA was considerably below the average (3.2). But my aunt works in the office of admissions and both of my parents went there and graduated summa cum laude. Oh well, though.
  • beowulf00beowulf00 Registered User Posts: 163 Junior Member
    Oh man, things seemed so good. These are my results, and yes, in this order!
    1 acceptance, 2 waitlist, 7 rejections
    Things were looking up. The first result I got was an acceptance, the next two were both waitlists. Though the waitlists discouraged me, I was happy that I didn't get rejected yet. Then, in the period of two days, I got 7 rejections in a row! Holy [email protected] Though I'm still waiting for results from 4 colleges, I don't see anything good coming my way soon. I'm getting depressed LOL.
  • APDoolittleAPDoolittle Registered User Posts: 1,275 Senior Member
    I got 3 rejections and 10 acceptances!!

    Oh man!! Last night was the worst w/ Ivy decisions!! I got 5 Ivy decisions last night, and I just got one in the mail today!

    Last night, first I checked Cornell (CAS), I got in!! I was thrilled!

    Then I went on to check Dartmouth. I got in as well! I was ecstatic at this point.

    The surver was busy for the Yale page, so it took me forever to finally check my decision. "....I write with sincere regret....." <--- That's all I had to see to know the rest. I was really sad. It wasn't my #1 school, but rejection hurts nonetheless.

    Then I got Harvard's e-mail (almost 3 hours late). Harvard was my #1 school. WAS!! LOL, I was rejected. That stung the most!!!

    Then, I got Columbia's e-mail (also very late). Rejection!

    So I got 2 acceptances and then 3 rejections in a friggin row!! That hurt soooo bad!

    But this afternoon when I got home from school, all of my disappointment disappeared!!! I got into Princeton!!! Their financial aid is CRAZYYYY!!!! I'm practically going there on a full-ride (based on need)!!! Thanks be to God!

    There's hope everyone!! Just have faith!! It's possible to live beyond rejection.

    And as for your survey question: I suppose I would. Although, I think it would look cooler on all my school guidance dept.'s windows!! Nice idea btw.

    -Jon :D
  • kellyconn1kellyconn1 . Posts: 317 Member
    drew i got a 1780 on my sat!
  • kellyconn1kellyconn1 . Posts: 317 Member
    ap WOW, is the only word I have for you! Good for you, Princeton rocks! Beo, hey you got into one school and thats more than many did, are you leaning towards going or pursuing waitlists? You know this is an addicting board, I gave up my movie plans to chill, so i said to my friends, and that i needed to "reflect on my rejections", haha, they found that funny considering one is going to Brown, one is going to GW and the other still has no idea! Oh well..........
  • APDoolittleAPDoolittle Registered User Posts: 1,275 Senior Member
    Hey Kelly, thanks!!! I'm thrilled!! I'm actually going out to celebrate tonight!!

    I'm sorry about everyone's rejections! Oh but guess what?!?! Now that we're on the subject: I was on NBC just yesterday talking about the college process. NBC came to my school and my school picked me and 3 other seniors to be interviewed. It was basically a segment about dealing w/ the stress/anxiety of college applications and decisions (especially rejections). It's online I believe, so go on the NBC website and look for the clip. It gives some pretty cool tips for students dealing with rejections!

    Congrats to all on your acceptances. You'll thrive wherever you go. Don't worry. There's success to be had in many places. Just be wise about where you look for it!

    -Jon :)
  • AgrophobicAgrophobic Registered User Posts: 845 Member
    TWO, but I can't complain since they had acceptance rates below 10%
  • APDoolittleAPDoolittle Registered User Posts: 1,275 Senior Member
    Yeah, I'm not complaining about my rejections. They all had admit rates lower than 10% as well!!

    Then again, I got into schools w/ similar rates (less than 10%), so I can't complain either way! ;) YEAH!
  • Flipsta_GFlipsta_G Registered User Posts: 1,115 Senior Member
    Zero, somehow. Probably would have been a few more if I didn't get too lazy to apply to MIT, Penn, Princeton, and Brown.

    Sorry about your rejections, guys. I think it would have been more healthy for my ego to get some of them, but apparently I got lucky.
  • PongoPongo Registered User Posts: 1,069 Senior Member
    I've gotten rejected from Stanford, Duke, Columbia, and Princeton (well, not yet, but seriously) and waitlisted at Northwestern.

    I'm still waiting on Amherst and Pomona, but i have little hope for them.

    I got into BC, BU, CMU, Miami Ohio, Indiana, and Purdue.

    Actually, I'm considering taking a gap year. my opinion of myself is pretty much crap right now. opinions, anyone?
  • Drew00Drew00 Registered User Posts: 2,964 Senior Member
    You got in OOS w/ a 1780!? Are you an athletic recruit or a legacy?
  • ShadowOfAnEnigmaShadowOfAnEnigma Registered User Posts: 922 Member
    2. 11 Acceptances. 3 Waitlists. Waiting on 1.
  • royrules22royrules22 Registered User Posts: 693 Member
    5 rejections: Caltech, Harvey Mudd, Harvard, Columbia and Stanford (this was my #1 choice.. :()

    On the other hand I have 7 acceptances:

    UCSC, UCI, UCD, UCSD, UCLA, UCB, Cornell
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