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.