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Title: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: hammer101 on April 06, 2005, 01:18:07 PM
Any nominations?

I'll throw BC out there but I know thre are many others....
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: MichaelK on April 06, 2005, 01:49:32 PM
Definitely BU and BC
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: legallady on April 06, 2005, 01:53:53 PM
Another vote for BU.

Maybe the Boston schools wrote their rejection letters before the Sox won the Series. It seems like all of Boston removed the stick from their collective ass after that.
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: Eire on April 06, 2005, 01:59:39 PM
BU definitely gets my vote too. They suck!! >:(

Way to make you feel stupid for even applying! I'd like a refund on my app fee please!
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: twarga on April 06, 2005, 02:01:40 PM
What did it say to make it so obnoxious.... do tell!
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: mreleph on April 06, 2005, 02:14:05 PM
BC
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: Boehmer on April 06, 2005, 02:15:55 PM
What did it say to make it so obnoxious.... do tell!

Yeah, I agree.  It doesn't make any sense to just name a school w/o explaining why.
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: Abevigoda on April 06, 2005, 02:20:08 PM
Come on, let us in on the hate.
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: SleepyGuyYawn on April 06, 2005, 02:34:18 PM
Yea I'm interested...
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: abc2103 on April 06, 2005, 02:54:40 PM
well I did not apply there, but my classmate's rejection to NYU was pretty obnoxious! It was like a paragraph and it looked like a five year old had stuffed it because it was folded in like fourths and wrinkled...to top the sting of "we could give a *&^% where you go" the Dean's signiature was photocopied. Not only was it not signed, it wasn't even done by an auto pen...I know NYU can afford a high quality printer now....but at least in the end she could laugh about it!
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: Eire on April 06, 2005, 03:15:08 PM
Ok guys to satisfy your curiosity here goes BU's. I'm paraphrasing cause I had to burn it out of spite

'we realize the committee's decision will be a disappointment to you but we have thoroughly reviewed your application and supplementary materials and regret that we cannot offer you a place....' ::)

LegalLady's explanation is better than mine!
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: ridenrj on April 06, 2005, 03:23:21 PM
MI resident rejected at U of Mich.

Not only did they reject me, they asked me to move... out of state.
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: DreaNM on April 06, 2005, 03:43:46 PM
LOL rid - at least when UNM rejected me in-state (twice) they said I could stay and try for a third time - if I was stupid enough (alas, I am!)

Why they hate me?
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: DodgerLaw on April 06, 2005, 04:04:14 PM
Another vote for BU.

Maybe the Boston schools wrote their rejection letters before the Sox won the Series. It seems like all of Boston removed the stick from their collective ass after that.

I don't know about rejection letters, but -- pre-WS at least -- they are a bitter bunch. I visited Fenway Park last year on a baseball stadium road trip, and the attitudes of many Bostonians was just nasty. It took me longer to get into the spirit of the great Red Sox post-season than it would have before my visit.

Hopefully, they can keep that stick out of their ass for a while.
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: phoenix on April 06, 2005, 04:43:26 PM
I got rejected from Michigan...TWICE!  They keep sending me rejection letters!  I get the point!  Don't worry I won't show up!
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: brutal264 on April 07, 2005, 11:05:25 AM
Hahahah pheonix!
I'd say BC, because it was rude and it was my FIRST LETTER of any kind. I had gotten home from an international trip, and my Dad apolgetically handed it to me saying, "I'm sorry, I got excited for you...they said no."

Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: Nole on April 07, 2005, 12:56:07 PM
I got rejected from Michigan...TWICE!  They keep sending me rejection letters!  I get the point!  Don't worry I won't show up!

 :D
That is horrible.
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: littletanuki on April 07, 2005, 01:07:57 PM

I don't know about rejection letters, but -- pre-WS at least -- they are a bitter bunch. I visited Fenway Park last year on a baseball stadium road trip, and the attitudes of many Bostonians was just nasty. It took me longer to get into the spirit of the great Red Sox post-season than it would have before my visit.

Hopefully, they can keep that stick out of their ass for a while.

Boston Red Sox fans can be a vicious bunch when it comes to their team, but I don't think it's fair to write off a whole city worth of people based on what you witnessed at Fenway.  And if you were rooting for anyone other than the Red Sox, any nastiness that was directed at you was well deserved... ;)
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Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: SMUkid2005 on April 07, 2005, 02:33:16 PM
The rudest I got was SMU's ... the nicest was Wake Forest.

The SMU one came and was typed crookedly, and it was folded unevenly. Not that stuff like that matters, but still ... I was kind of shocked it was this blunt, this short, and looked put together the night before sending it out at 3 AM. Esp. sending it to their undergrad alums...

SMU's was this:

Mr. -------:

I am sorry, but your application for Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law has been denied. Each year, the number of applicants exceed the number of avaiable seats in the entering class and, as a result, many candidates must be denied admission. You can rest assured that the Admissions Committee reviewed your file carefully and thoroughly, though.

Thank you for interest and for applying to SMU. Good luck in your future educational or professional plans.

Sincerely,

Dean of Admissions
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: DreaNM on April 07, 2005, 03:33:12 PM
UNM's was equally bad, only shorter - as to their undergrads as well. I miss UNM undergrad, they were so much kinder and cuddlier.
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: lsantos623 on April 07, 2005, 05:43:37 PM
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Boston Red Sox fans can be a vicious bunch when it comes to their team, but I don't think it's fair to write off a whole city worth of people based on what you witnessed at Fenway. And if you were rooting for anyone other than the Red Sox, any nastiness that was directed at you was well deserved... ;)
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thank you for that littletanuki, as someone who grew up there my feelings were starting to hurt...

as far as rude rejection letters-i haven't seen one i like yet!
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: thisis1984 on April 07, 2005, 06:03:32 PM
I know it's not a law school rejection, but Harvard's PhD rejection says "We know you must be disappointed."  Pompous fu*ks!
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: lcmatl on April 10, 2005, 11:16:14 AM
Georgetown's is pretty obnoxious...very cold and dismissive. Stanford's is much nicer--so G-town can shove it.
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: klaw on April 13, 2005, 02:08:17 PM
UC-Hastings had an a-hole one last year: "We are in the enviable position of having to reject many qualified applicants." This was after I was sent an e-mail acceptance and later told by letter that I had been rejected.
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: sorority girl on April 13, 2005, 02:29:25 PM
BU = MA$$HOLE$
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: yankeeman on April 13, 2005, 04:35:44 PM
Yeah, I think BC's went along these lines:

"We very much appreciate your applying to BC Law, etc., etc.  We believe that many applicants that are rejected from BC Law go on to successful careers in the law.  We hope that you can be one of them."

They can just eat me...how can they allude that if you don't get accepted to our school, you're probably not going on to have a successful career?  How about 'thanks, good luck' and that's it?  Ugh....
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: NOVAFU on April 14, 2005, 07:36:37 AM
My rejection from Maryland last year went something like this,

Thank you for your interest in Maryland(blah blah blah).  After a careful review of your
application, we believe that you should pursue other interests

Doh!
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: yrbadluck on April 14, 2005, 08:29:30 AM
no offense but they dont call it BOOO!-ston for nothing.

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Boston Red Sox fans can be a vicious bunch when it comes to their team, but I don't think it's fair to write off a whole city worth of people based on what you witnessed at Fenway. And if you were rooting for anyone other than the Red Sox, any nastiness that was directed at you was well deserved... ;)
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thank you for that littletanuki, as someone who grew up there my feelings were starting to hurt...

as far as rude rejection letters-i haven't seen one i like yet!
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: legalkitty on April 15, 2005, 12:06:37 PM
I think all rejection letters suck. I wish it would just be a piece of paper that says, "NO" and not a page of BS about how they have many qualified applicants and wish you good luck, blah, blah, blah. Like anyone is reading the letter and thinking, "Oh, well I feel much better knowing there were a lot of applicants. They wish me luck; that is REALLY nice." Please.
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: sorority girl on April 15, 2005, 12:46:05 PM
I'm all for the status checkers with one word decisions:  Accept, Waitlist, Defer, Denied.  We get the point.  And there is nothing worse than the status checkers that say, "a decision has been mailed."  I would much rather know the outcome - good, bad, or ugly.
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: michaelduke on April 15, 2005, 01:59:51 PM
I'm all for the status checkers with one word decisions:  Accept, Waitlist, Defer, Denied.  We get the point.  And there is nothing worse than the status checkers that say, "a decision has been mailed."  I would much rather know the outcome - good, bad, or ugly.

Complete agreement.  Fordham, Northwestern and UGA rock on this aspect. 
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: CPSinvestigator on April 17, 2005, 09:03:46 PM
NOVA southeasterns ACCEPTANCE letter was awful. they didnt congratulate you on your accomplishments blah blah blah...butter you up. the whole letter was about how "wonderful" their school is and how you should go there. NOTHING about the strenghths that got you accepted.
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: Silvermtn on April 18, 2005, 01:19:27 PM
I withdrew my application from UNLV and they still sent a rejection letter.  I guess they really hated my file that much.
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: mxpocc on May 01, 2005, 12:32:26 AM
Yeah, I think BC's went along these lines:

"We very much appreciate your applying to BC Law, etc., etc.  We believe that many applicants that are rejected from BC Law go on to successful careers in the law.  We hope that you can be one of them."

They can just eat me...how can they allude that if you don't get accepted to our school, you're probably not going on to have a successful career?  How about 'thanks, good luck' and that's it?  Ugh....

ROFL that's classic. What's funny is they only "believe" that rejected apps go onto successful careers--they're implying they don't have any proof to substantiate the notion, and by "believing" they're more or less saying "we hope, for your sake, that your life isn't worthless now"

what a bunch of dicks.
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: Troy McClure on May 01, 2005, 08:48:00 AM
Worst rejection letter:  Baylor.  They pretty much told me to go @#!* myself and thanked me for wasting their time.

Nicest rejection letter:  Houston.  It must've been written by Tony Robbins because it almost made me feel good about getting a rejection.
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: hammer101 on May 05, 2005, 08:13:38 AM
I didn't appreciate Urbana-Champaign's rejection where they said that if I decide transfer there next year I will get $500 off books. 

Which brings up an interesting question -- you guys think any school uses more than one rejection letter? It seems to me like UIUC wouldn't make that offer to just anybody, but maybe I'm being naive here.
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: Rowgirl on May 05, 2005, 08:27:39 AM
William and Mary's waitlist letter made me want to vomit.  Basically saying that VERY few people turn down acceptance, and if a few people are stupid enough to do so, I have a very slim chance of getting a seat, but should by some miracle that happen, I should have my bags packed and waiting by the door to jump at the chance.  Eat me, I hated the school anyway
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: tacojohn on May 05, 2005, 12:11:44 PM
I'll admit I haven't been rejected yet, so I don't know exactly how it feels, but...

A lot of this seems like bad wording.  What BU was trying to say was pretty clear.  "Please don't let this rejection challenge your self worth as a person."  It just came out wrong.  The message they're trying to send wouldn't change if they overhauled the letter, just the wording would.  The UC-Hastings thing is a little different.  That's REALLY bad wording.  That plays up the school more than trying to console the rejected applicant.  That might even be a typo.  Perhaps they meant unenviable.
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: HippieLawChick on May 05, 2005, 12:20:36 PM
I didn't find any of those that obnoxious.  I have had I think 4 rejections and I barely read them.  Who cares about them if they don't want me?  I know what I am capable of.  If that didn't come through in my app, then some other school will be in the "enviable" postion of having a kick ass student in their 1L class.

Keep your heads up kids!
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: hammer101 on May 05, 2005, 12:24:49 PM
I didn't find any of those that obnoxious.  I have had I think 4 rejections and I barely read them.  Who cares about them if they don't want me?  I know what I am capable of.  If that didn't come through in my app, then some other school will be in the "enviable" postion of having a kick ass student in their 1L class.

Keep your heads up kids!

I'm like you -- I never took the time to actually read them. As soon as I saw "we are unable" or "unfortunately," I just put them down. It's not like they're personalized in any way for me -- whether you had a 3.8/172 or a 1.9/138, the letter looks the same. But I've heard some schools' letters are unusually harsh, and that's what I wanted to hear more about through this thread....
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: carioca121 on May 08, 2005, 11:51:09 PM
My vote goes to BC!
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: cam108 on June 08, 2005, 03:41:32 PM
well i cannot comment on my rejection letter from Villanova because for some reason i never got the letter in the mail!

I found out by emailing their admissions site to check my status and some lady who could not type or had very poor grammar told me i had been denied! :-\
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: waitingsucks on June 09, 2005, 03:46:24 PM
Not a rejection, but the W and L and UVA waitlist letters were similar, down to the "information sheets" that were, almost word for word, the same, including the snappY

Q: Is there anything I can do to improve my chances of admission?
A: Short of actually eliminating accepted students, no.

Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: Melinda on June 16, 2005, 11:25:13 AM
In May I got two rejection letters from UCLA on the same day.  One was the law school rejection, and the other was for the public interest program.  One letter would have obviously sufficed.
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: Thomas 239 on July 14, 2005, 06:50:20 AM
Not a rejection, but the W and L and UVA waitlist letters were similar, down to the "information sheets" that were, almost word for word, the same, including the snappY

Q: Is there anything I can do to improve my chances of admission?
A: Short of actually eliminating accepted students, no.



Wow- thats totally obnoxious of them to put that in a rejection letter. They could've just said "The committee's decision is final- however re-applications are revewed without prejudice. Those applicants who are rejected in one class are likely to be rejected again if their application has not materially improved since being rejected." Or something to that effect..
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: hammer101 on July 20, 2005, 11:30:10 AM
I had to laugh at the ones that praised me for my superior achievements or outstanding qualifications. Obviously, I'm not superior or outstanding enough. Reject me, but don't insult my intelligence too. I mean you're already basically telling me you don't think I'm smart enough for your school. Do you also think I'm not smart enough to pick up on your disingenuous bullsh-t.

Oh I loved those too. I remember getting one that said something like, "even though we cannot offer you admission, we were very impressed with your credentials." Not only is that disingenuous, it's borderline absurd.

I think part off the problem is they don't put too much thought into their rejection letters (hence all the bad wording people have alluded to on this thread)...
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: GO_PTO on July 20, 2005, 12:54:44 PM
after more than 10 reject letters, BC is far and away the worst.

cocky bastards... watch those rankings drop...
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: vandyhopeful on July 20, 2005, 06:19:55 PM
GEORGETOWN ::)
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: jeb240 on October 16, 2005, 03:43:17 AM
I know it's not a law school rejection, but I'm still smarting over my rejection to UCLA undergrad.  In addition to all the "many quilified applicants" crap, it (honsest to God) ended with the following (paraphrased of course):

"We have included a list of Community Colleges in your area, and would be happy to review your transfer application in two years time"

And, indeed, the included a list of all Community Colleges (with phone numbers and adresses) within a 100 mile radius.  Not only am I not good enough for their school, but, in their eyes, I'm not good enough for any 4-year institution!  However, they will be happy to take my money again in the future...

Wow, that's terribly intense.  I do intend to take the time to call up each school that rejects me, should I find their rejection insufficiently written, and explain it to them in detail.
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: chevelle on October 27, 2005, 08:23:02 AM
I applied to Princeton for grad school, and the rejection letter was weird. it was like "we think you're smart and qualified, you just won't fit in at our school." I guess it wasn't nasty, it was just abrupt. I got it on valentines day in my email, i was tempted to send the guy a Valentine's Day Yahoo E-card.

I found out later Princeton is horrible for the program I was applying for, which I was kind of surprised to hear, but I guess they are more a liberal arts place.
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: jeb240 on November 01, 2005, 04:36:51 AM
The thing about these rejection letters is that law schools say so much about how they aren't just looking for numbers, but for people who can "add to their community."

So it seems to me a rejection goes far beyond calling you too stupid, even if they claim to have been impressed (but clearly not sufficiently enough) by your credentials.

No, a rejection from law school is saying, "Not only do we find your grades and score(s) insufficient, but you have absolutely nothing else to offer us that we would want.  You are not only lacking intellectually, but as a person as well."

I'm going to do my best to not see it that way over the next few months.
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: jakeb1881 on December 02, 2005, 02:09:12 PM
Got a new one for this thread--my wife has a friend whose husband is applying to dental school.  I guess UNLV sent him an e-mail entitled, "REJECTION."  Yes, in all caps.  I'm sure the body of the e-mail didn't make him feel any better after seeing the title.
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: jg983 on December 02, 2005, 08:36:00 PM
I know it's not a law school rejection, but I'm still smarting over my rejection to UCLA undergrad.  In addition to all the "many quilified applicants" crap, it (honsest to God) ended with the following (paraphrased of course):

"We have included a list of Community Colleges in your area, and would be happy to review your transfer application in two years time"

And, indeed, the included a list of all Community Colleges (with phone numbers and adresses) within a 100 mile radius.  Not only am I not good enough for their school, but, in their eyes, I'm not good enough for any 4-year institution!  However, they will be happy to take my money again in the future...

Isn't that because people who establish residency (which takes 2 years) have a far higher chance of being admitted?
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: shaz on December 04, 2005, 11:10:27 PM
harsh
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: Geddon187 on December 04, 2005, 11:19:44 PM
I know it's not a law school rejection, but I'm still smarting over my rejection to UCLA undergrad.  In addition to all the "many quilified applicants" crap, it (honsest to God) ended with the following (paraphrased of course):

"We have included a list of Community Colleges in your area, and would be happy to review your transfer application in two years time"

And, indeed, the included a list of all Community Colleges (with phone numbers and adresses) within a 100 mile radius.  Not only am I not good enough for their school, but, in their eyes, I'm not good enough for any 4-year institution!  However, they will be happy to take my money again in the future...

Isn't that because people who establish residency (which takes 2 years) have a far higher chance of being admitted?

It wasn't "We have included a list of Community Colleges in California so that you may gain residency" (I was already a resident, btw).

It was a list of Community Colleges near MY HOUSE.  They actally had to research that.  That's just painful.

I remember that letter too. I am sure that they just put your zip code against a bank of community colleges and generate a list. They do it because if you take the proper classes and do pretty well, you will get into some of the better UC schools from California Junior colleges.
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: *shell* on December 08, 2005, 10:28:53 AM
um...i live here, and we don't call it that.  also, generalizations don't make friends.  I also got rejected from BC and BU, but since the admissions staff is most likely not from here, I'm not taking it personally ;) Sure, you're stressed out, but stop taking it out on my city just because we have some top law schools that not a lot of people (myself included) get into.



no offense but they dont call it BOOO!-ston for nothing.

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Boston Red Sox fans can be a vicious bunch when it comes to their team, but I don't think it's fair to write off a whole city worth of people based on what you witnessed at Fenway. And if you were rooting for anyone other than the Red Sox, any nastiness that was directed at you was well deserved... ;)
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thank you for that littletanuki, as someone who grew up there my feelings were starting to hurt...

as far as rude rejection letters-i haven't seen one i like yet!
Title: American is awful.
Post by: AH on December 08, 2005, 02:24:31 PM
Yay for shellrae's defense of Boston (where BU will almost certainly reject me as well, I now fear the letter)

This isn't a reject, but today I got a large envelope in the mail from American.  I applied for a fee waiver, but apparently did not include all of the necessary documentation.  They SENT BACK MY ENTIRE APPLICATION.  I tried to call them to find out if they still had it on file, or if I should resubmit everything whn I completed my fee waiver paperwork, but their answering machine message you get when they are on the line only directs you to the FAQ on their site or has you leave a message if you want an application.  I tried to call back several times and this message was all I got.  With my numbers, I'm not sure I'll even try to apply anymore, it is getting late...
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: LawyersGunnersnMoney on December 12, 2005, 12:51:37 PM
ive never had a rejection letter, so this should be interesting (only sent out 2 apps for ug).  ive sent out 12 apps and many are reaches, at this point i welcome a rejection letter just so i know where i stand w/ some of the others
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: AlanShore on December 13, 2005, 02:36:19 PM
Funny costal, i'm in the same situation (applied and accepted to 3 UG schools, applied to 9 law schools, mostly reaches).  Here's to at least receiving some acceptance letters...
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: AH on December 13, 2005, 02:40:40 PM
I didn't get into 10 of the 12 schools I applied to ug.  I actually saved all of my rejection letters to read "when I graduated from a top school."  It worked!  They kept me motivated until I transferred into a competitive school I was really happy with.  I have since lost them, but I want to find them, I'm hoping they'll have a similar effect for law school admissions. ;) 
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: Yale College Inferno on December 13, 2005, 02:54:02 PM
I didn't get into 10 of the 12 schools I applied to ug.  I actually saved all of my rejection letters to read "when I graduated from a top school."  It worked!  They kept me motivated until I transferred into a competitive school I was really happy with.  I have since lost them, but I want to find them, I'm hoping they'll have a similar effect for law school admissions. ;) 

I got 3 rejection letters of 10 UG apps. I was going to have a rejection letter bonfire barbecue with my HS classmates, but it didn't happen.
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: adjoabee on December 22, 2005, 09:16:55 AM
I got rejected from Michigan...TWICE!  They keep sending me rejection letters!  I get the point!  Don't worry I won't show up!

that must be annoying! I will call them and thell them to stop if I were in your shoes
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: SkullTatt on December 23, 2005, 09:42:22 AM
Yeah I had never gotten a rejection letter from any UG, or gradudate program for that matter. My first was the University of Texas School of Law.

I am keeping all my letters in a binder, good or bad. And I hate Texas.
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: bosco8440 on December 23, 2005, 09:02:17 PM
I got plenty of experience with rejections while applying to graduate schools last year -- Yale's rejection letter was especially impersonal.  It wasn't from the department to which I applied, nor was it even a letter, but an e-mail from the Dean of the entire Graduate School addressed to "Applicant".  I believe the grad student population at Yale is larger than the undergrad population.  For comparision, the program to which I applied probably gets 35 applications total and accepts maybe 5 people.  They couldn't write the letter themselves?  Or address me using my name? 

The Georgetown letter blows too.  But I already thought Dean Cornblatt was a pompous feminine hygiene product before I even applied and after watching his video on the GULC website.  Wear an undershirt; nobody wants to see your chest hair hainging out of your golf shirt.
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: Luxor on December 23, 2005, 09:13:36 PM
I know it's not a law school rejection, but I'm still smarting over my rejection to UCLA undergrad.  In addition to all the "many quilified applicants" crap, it (honsest to God) ended with the following (paraphrased of course):

"We have included a list of Community Colleges in your area, and would be happy to review your transfer application in two years time"

And, indeed, the included a list of all Community Colleges (with phone numbers and adresses) within a 100 mile radius.  Not only am I not good enough for their school, but, in their eyes, I'm not good enough for any 4-year institution!  However, they will be happy to take my money again in the future...

Isn't that because people who establish residency (which takes 2 years) have a far higher chance of being admitted?

It wasn't "We have included a list of Community Colleges in California so that you may gain residency" (I was already a resident, btw).

It was a list of Community Colleges near MY HOUSE.  They actally had to research that.  That's just painful.

??!?!?!  Bizarre.
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: shae on December 23, 2005, 09:23:38 PM
Princeton Law School sent me a letter denying me admission before i even applied.

It said that they don't want to waste their time with losers like me.

anyways- i thought it was kinda mean to deny me before i even applied.
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: SCgrad on December 23, 2005, 11:19:18 PM
I got plenty of experience with rejections while applying to graduate schools last year -- Yale's rejection letter was especially impersonal.  It wasn't from the department to which I applied, nor was it even a letter, but an e-mail from the Dean of the entire Graduate School addressed to "Applicant".  I believe the grad student population at Yale is larger than the undergrad population.  For comparision, the program to which I applied probably gets 35 applications total and accepts maybe 5 people.  They couldn't write the letter themselves?  Or address me using my name? 



That is rough, I would be pissed.
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: Yale College Inferno on December 24, 2005, 03:29:11 AM
It wasn't from the department to which I applied, nor was it even a letter, but an e-mail from the Dean of the entire Graduate School addressed to "Applicant".  I believe the grad student population at Yale is larger than the undergrad population.  For comparision, the program to which I applied probably gets 35 applications total and accepts maybe 5 people.  They couldn't write the letter themselves?  Or address me using my name? 

If you add up all the graduate and professional schools, they have more students than the undergrad college does. But individually, Yale College is much larger than any of the individual graduate or professional schools, including the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, whose Dean "wrote" the letter you I think you received. The grad school isn't very big, and certainly not big enough to justify the careless, impersonal treatment you received.
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: Steve.jd on December 24, 2005, 10:08:26 AM
I got rejected by 10 of the 11 UG schools I applied to, and the one I was accepted at I actually got waitlisted at first  :P

The most obnoxious letter was definitely from UNC,

"Dear Applicant,

Some people just aren't good enough"


I agree arhodg, its fantastic motivation to keep those things around, I've still got all of mine.

I'm thinking of applying to UNC just for the hell of it, and then if I (presumably) get in, sending them a withdrawal letter saying "some schools just aren't good enough"

Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: AH on December 24, 2005, 11:22:01 AM
I cannot believe UNC.  Do it jd!!!
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: Yale College Inferno on December 24, 2005, 07:24:25 PM
I got rejected by 10 of the 11 UG schools I applied to, and the one I was accepted at I actually got waitlisted at first  :P

The most obnoxious letter was definitely from UNC,

"Dear Applicant,

Some people just aren't good enough"


Did they really say that? In those words, and just that?
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: Steve.jd on December 24, 2005, 08:38:13 PM
I got rejected by 10 of the 11 UG schools I applied to, and the one I was accepted at I actually got waitlisted at first  :P

The most obnoxious letter was definitely from UNC,

"Dear Applicant,

Some people just aren't good enough"


Did they really say that? In those words, and just that?

They said,

"Many applicants have sent us their applications this year, and some applications yours included simply do not measure up to the standards of the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill at the current time..."
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: LawyersGunnersnMoney on December 24, 2005, 09:15:44 PM
 :D thats great, go heels
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: Steve.jd on December 24, 2005, 09:22:29 PM
:D thats great, go heels

not amused  >:(
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: LawyersGunnersnMoney on December 24, 2005, 09:28:50 PM
as someone who has plenty of rejection letters coming, id much rather have that than 'every year we have to reject incrediblbly qualified applicants...'
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: shae on December 24, 2005, 09:52:39 PM
I got rejected by 10 of the 11 UG schools I applied to, and the one I was accepted at I actually got waitlisted at first  :P

The most obnoxious letter was definitely from UNC,

"Dear Applicant,

Some people just aren't good enough"


I agree arhodg, its fantastic motivation to keep those things around, I've still got all of mine.

I'm thinking of applying to UNC just for the hell of it, and then if I (presumably) get in, sending them a withdrawal letter saying "some schools just aren't good enough"



you should find your undergrad rejection letter (like you would still have it) and edit directly on the letter (make it to them and from you; change applicant to school, etc.) and send that to them.
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: jeb240 on December 25, 2005, 05:08:35 AM
Not to be the voice of reason, but it seems highly unfair to reject the law school (should you apply and subsequently get in) or send the law school any ill treatment for something that the undergraduate school did.

I have no idea if what the UG said in its letter was true, but I have to agree LGnM, that I'd rather a rejection letter that was like, "You just aren't what we want," than something that talks about how crazy impressive my application was, but that there are just far more impressive people than there are seats.  At the same time, there are better ways to write worthwhile rejection letters than a number of the ones listed on here.
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: Goodfella Aaron on December 25, 2005, 05:19:30 AM
I'm all for him applying to UNC. I'm in a similar situation. GTown undergrad was my top choice and then I was deferred and waitlisted and rejected. No mean letters but it still left me sore. Now I got into their law school and it helped me get over my passive but extant four year grudge against them. Our stories diverge, however, because I might actually go there and I wasn't wasting the money spent on my application.

Plus, my story is popular with my sister and her friends. They're HS seniors and going crazy over the college application game. She just got deferred from her top choice, Wash U. She told all her friends about me getting rejected UG and accepted to the LS as if I'm what UG rejects should aspire to.

So this little episode can be another reminder that not getting into the right college isn't the end of the world. And, for all the hubbub we make about it, not getting into the right law school isn't either.
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: shae on December 25, 2005, 02:08:57 PM
Not to be the voice of reason, but it seems highly unfair to reject the law school (should you apply and subsequently get in) or send the law school any ill treatment for something that the undergraduate school did.

I have no idea if what the UG said in its letter was true, but I have to agree LGnM, that I'd rather a rejection letter that was like, "You just aren't what we want," than something that talks about how crazy impressive my application was, but that there are just far more impressive people than there are seats.  At the same time, there are better ways to write worthwhile rejection letters than a number of the ones listed on here.

lighten up a little
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: Steve.jd on December 25, 2005, 04:22:47 PM
WTF, did they actually send that letter?

I thought that was a joke.

That is seriously screwed up, and worthy of a nasty reply.



Yes they did!

Ironically, the school I had zero chance at (Penn) sent the nicest letter.

I have all my rejection letters around - I read them every semester for motivation ;)
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: Steve.jd on December 25, 2005, 04:23:08 PM
I got rejected by 10 of the 11 UG schools I applied to, and the one I was accepted at I actually got waitlisted at first  :P

The most obnoxious letter was definitely from UNC,

"Dear Applicant,

Some people just aren't good enough"


Did they really say that? In those words, and just that?

They said,

"Many applicants have sent us their applications this year, and some applications yours included simply do not measure up to the standards of the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill at the current time..."

Ouch. 

On the bright side, they probably send the same letter to protective yield rejects: "What do you mean my 3.95/175 does not measure up to your standards?"

It was for UG, does UG do yield protection?
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: Steve.jd on December 25, 2005, 04:32:41 PM
WTF, did they actually send that letter?

I thought that was a joke.

That is seriously screwed up, and worthy of a nasty reply.



Yes they did!

Ironically, the school I had zero chance at (Penn) sent the nicest letter.

I have all my rejection letters around - I read them every semester for motivation ;)

God bless.  I would just get depressed that I didn't go six for six.

six for six acceptances or rejections?
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: curly on December 27, 2005, 09:54:51 AM
Similar thing happened to me. Out of the 6 schools I applied to, I only got straight-up rejected by one, and it was my safety. It was also the first letter I got, so I was freaking out thinking every other school would follow suit. Ended up with several offers, including a full ride at a better ranked school. If it wasn't yield protection, then what?
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: LiLpenny23 on December 27, 2005, 11:26:23 PM
I got rejected from Michigan...TWICE!  They keep sending me rejection letters!  I get the point!  Don't worry I won't show up!


awww.... i'm sorry... if its any consolitation, I was rejected from Norte Dame Law in a couple weeks after my application was completed.
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: bpjones1 on December 28, 2005, 06:46:03 AM
I got the sweet rejection letter from my safety school when I applied last year.

They said "Your application for admission has been rejected."  There were two other lines and that was it.
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: Stephon Devante on December 28, 2005, 08:00:41 AM
I got the sweet rejection letter from my safety school when I applied last year.

They said "Your application for admission has been rejected."  There were two other lines and that was it.

At least they were honest and concise, instead of telling you how qualified you are and how your achievements are impressive (but obviously not quite enough).
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: Yale College Inferno on December 28, 2005, 07:50:10 PM
Princeton's UG acceptance letter starts with "YES!!" in bold and all caps, centered at the top, so I've always wondered whether they begin their rejection letter in some comparable fashion ("Sorry!"? "NO."?)
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: almuhajaba on January 16, 2006, 10:57:18 PM
Princeton's UG acceptance letter starts with "YES!!" in bold and all caps, centered at the top, so I've always wondered whether they begin their rejection letter in some comparable fashion ("Sorry!"? "NO."?)

lmao...or maybe they just insert one of these:  :'(
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: Stephon Devante on January 26, 2006, 06:19:02 PM
speaking of rejection letters, i thought they were all generic?
has anyone ever heard of a law school sending a personalized rejection letter?
im just curious..

I just got a personalized rejection letter from Michigan. Surely Dean Zearfoss doesn't regret rejecting EVERY rejection from there... lol
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: *shell* on January 26, 2006, 07:49:21 PM
definitely got my bc reject last week...forgot to mention that it's the EXACT SAME LETTER THEY SENT LAST CYCLE... wow.  at least come up with something interesting!  not just that same "many people who don't go to bc end up with successful careers" bs.
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: AH on January 26, 2006, 08:09:42 PM
shell, i LOVE that one (from everyone's stories about it).

you mean there are successful lawyers out there who didn't go to BC?!  :o

no way!
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: *shell* on January 26, 2006, 10:48:43 PM
seriously!!
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: almuhajaba on January 27, 2006, 07:58:14 AM
GULC's was extremely annoying...we "are unable to approve your application for admission to the Law Center..." yadda yadda yadda, go to hell, hy did you bother applying here, you are stupid.
 
 :P
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: mirror on January 27, 2006, 11:11:10 AM
definitely got my bc reject last week...forgot to mention that it's the EXACT SAME LETTER THEY SENT LAST CYCLE... wow.  at least come up with something interesting!  not just that same "many people who don't go to bc end up with successful careers" bs.

why dont you just take the hint and quit giving them money?  its impossible for a school to write a rejection letter that many people will like.
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: *shell* on January 27, 2006, 12:39:47 PM
why don't i just take the hint?  well here are the possible answers for that:

1.  im reeeeeaaaaaaaally stupid
2.  i dont like money and try to get rid of it any way possible
3.  i wanted to help all the poor students at bc law by contributing in my own way.
or 4.  there was a problem with my apps last cycle and i didnt go complete until the middle of may...which is why im applying again and ignoring the rejections/closed app. letters i got last cycle.

take your pick.

ps:  the correct answer is 4.



definitely got my bc reject last week...forgot to mention that it's the EXACT SAME LETTER THEY SENT LAST CYCLE... wow.  at least come up with something interesting!  not just that same "many people who don't go to bc end up with successful careers" bs.

why dont you just take the hint and quit giving them money?  its impossible for a school to write a rejection letter that many people will like.
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: AH on January 27, 2006, 12:41:09 PM
I don't understand the purpose of looking in a thread title "most obnoxious rejection letter" if the best you can contribute is "not everyone will like a rejection letter."

Perhaps you should waste your time elsewhere if itr will just get you in a tuff. ;)
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: john83 on January 27, 2006, 12:44:10 PM
I got the sweet rejection letter from my safety school when I applied last year.

They said "Your application for admission has been rejected."  There were two other lines and that was it.

this is the perfect rejection letter.

i hate that other generic-trying-to-make-you-feel-better crap.
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: mirror on January 27, 2006, 04:13:34 PM
I don't understand the purpose of looking in a thread title "most obnoxious rejection letter" if the best you can contribute is "not everyone will like a rejection letter."

Perhaps you should waste your time elsewhere if itr will just get you in a tuff. ;)

i was looking for some interesting/rude letters.  all i found was people overreacting
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: ladylazarus on January 29, 2006, 08:25:14 PM
My rejection from Maryland last year went something like this,

Thank you for your interest in Maryland(blah blah blah).  After a careful review of your
application, we believe that you should pursue other interests

Doh!

This strikes me as a particularly horrible one because they didn't say other "schools", they said other "interests"... like you're obviously not good enough for law school AT ALL, get out now, loser!  :(

I've gotta say, the worst experience I've had with rejections thus far was last year when I was applying for PhD programs - my adviser called me into her office one day to warn me that I'd been rejected at the school I was already attending (I was getting my masters).  She was on the admissions committee, too.  I always wondered if it made her look bad, having everyone say that one of her own students wasn't good enough...  And then she explained to me why she why it had gone down the way it had and why I shouldn't have been all that surprised, and I was like... you couldn't have told me this stuff in OCTOBER?  *ahem*  Sorry, still a little bitter, even though it turned out to be a blessing in disguise. ;)
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: AH on January 29, 2006, 09:36:52 PM
GULC's was extremely annoying...we "are unable to approve your application for admission to the Law Center..." yadda yadda yadda, go to hell, hy did you bother applying here, you are stupid.
 
 :P

I never got this phrase. If they can't approve your application, who can? How do I get in touch with those people? Could you foward my application to them? I demand answers!

:D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: mirror on January 30, 2006, 10:26:29 AM
I want someone to get a rejection letter in a large envelope.  Now that would be something to write about
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: Yale College Inferno on January 30, 2006, 11:41:49 AM
For UG, Amherst FedExes rejections.
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: Steve.jd on January 30, 2006, 11:59:52 AM
I want someone to get a rejection letter in a large envelope.  Now that would be something to write about

I got one of those for UG (Penn State) - although technically it was a rejection/invitation to apply to their satellite campuses
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: nmb238 on January 30, 2006, 12:09:00 PM
re: envelope size

i was at a friends place last april when he got the mail and a LARGE, i mean LARGE envelope from Harvard law- bigger than your average manila.

we got VERY excited as he opened it. to find a one page rejection letter folded in half.

cruel, i think


~n
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: veg on January 30, 2006, 12:22:05 PM
You can't be serious! That's just plain mean.
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: Yale College Inferno on January 30, 2006, 03:48:19 PM
re: envelope size

i was at a friends place last april when he got the mail and a LARGE, i mean LARGE envelope from Harvard law- bigger than your average manila.


Maybe Harvard scales all the package sizes up, since their acceptances come in a big box.
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: Yale College Inferno on January 30, 2006, 03:49:31 PM
Wow.  Part of me really wants to laugh, but part of me thinks you're dead serious. :-\

Unfortunately, I'm serious.
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: mirror on January 30, 2006, 04:11:20 PM
Wow.  Part of me really wants to laugh, but part of me thinks you're dead serious. :-\

Unfortunately, I'm serious.

see, thats pretty funny/obnoxious.  these other ones are just run of the mill.  its like a breakup - theres no good way to say it.
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: cheesesteak on January 31, 2006, 01:03:36 AM
I will never forget my Brown UG rejection letter.  I don't remember anything beyond the first line.  It said something like: Unfortunately "YOUR APPLICATION" was not among those selected to be a part of this year's incoming class.  Well, GEE, isn't that so nice of them not to reject ME!  Just my application, nothing to worry about.  So maybe I could send in another one.  Still bitter eight years later.
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: motheroftaurasi on February 15, 2006, 09:22:59 AM

"We have included a list of Community Colleges in your area, and would be happy to review your transfer application in two years time"

And, indeed, the included a list of all Community Colleges (with phone numbers and adresses) within a 100 mile radius.

That's truly, amazingly, awfully bad.
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: motheroftaurasi on February 15, 2006, 09:36:32 AM
I will never forget my Brown UG rejection letter.  I don't remember anything beyond the first line.  It said something like: Unfortunately "YOUR APPLICATION" was not among those selected to be a part of this year's incoming class.  Well, GEE, isn't that so nice of them not to reject ME!  Just my application, nothing to worry about.  So maybe I could send in another one.  Still bitter eight years later.

This has nothing to do with your post, you just really made me want to eat a cheese steak. Mmmm...cheese steak...

I also got rejected at Brown for undergrad. Then I saw who was admitted from my school, and I forgot why I applied.
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: katedennis on February 21, 2006, 01:45:30 PM
My Harvard rejection came in the stereotypical small white envelope, but the most obnoxious part was that they called my rejection something like "an inevitable conclusion" to having too many qualified applicants.  Yeah, your hands were really tied guys...
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: Guess who's coming to dinner?!? on February 21, 2006, 06:27:25 PM
I want someone to get a rejection letter in a large envelope.  Now that would be something to write about

Or perhaps if the school enclosed a view book with the letter to show the applicant what they are missing. 
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: AH on February 21, 2006, 09:24:38 PM
I want someone to get a rejection letter in a large envelope.  Now that would be something to write about

Or perhaps if the school enclosed a view book with the letter to show the applicant what they are missing. 

Or a list of their mst successful alumns and their salary per year. :D

Vapid I think all schools should use your model.  I am much more amenable to a rejection when it closes with something colloquial, like "later" or "peace out."
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: heyvolcano on February 23, 2006, 07:30:34 PM
I don't know if anyone's mentioned this, but Georgetown's rejection letter was like, "At this time we are unable to honor your request for admission."

Okay now, I may only have a 3.4 GPA, but I am not quite stupid enough not to be able to comprehend the way the admissions process works.  I'm pretty sure the committee is able to admit anyone it wants to.

Ugh, how patronizing.  I'd rather they had written something along the lines of, "Dear Ms. Matthews:  We hate you.  We were so revolted by your application that we set it on fire.  Enclosed are the ashes.  Sincerely, the Georgetown Law Admission Staff."
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: mirror on February 24, 2006, 09:21:54 PM
My Texas ding was concise:

You're not in. Competitive process. Good luck.

Baylor's seemed intent on rubbing it in:

We carefully reviewed your academic credentials. They weren't any good.

We carefully reviewed your non-academic credentials. They weren't any good.

Not only were your credentials bad objectively, but they were terrible compared to the academic and non-academic credentials of the class we chose.

By the way, apply for spring and summer. Those numbers don't count against our USNWR numbers. So send another $60 our way.

that is good stuff...

i cant believe people keep adding to this.  its the rejection not the wording that sucks.  deal with it, move on.
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: katedennis on February 28, 2006, 08:41:44 AM
My Harvard rejection came in the stereotypical small white envelope, but the most obnoxious part was that they called my rejection something like "an inevitable conclusion" to having too many qualified applicants.  Yeah, your hands were really tied guys...

I read the letter, and to be honest, I really don't think it was obnoxious.  I don't know what you guys want them to say.

It wasn't terrible, certainly...I don't have any idea what I would say in a rejection letter...but I don't really appreciate the implication that it was inevitable I would be rejected.
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: whitearbiter on May 01, 2006, 12:59:36 AM
Duke's was something akin to "Dear applicant, you must be very disappointed with this decision, but donate more money to us and we'll love to reject your application again next year."

I don't have the actual letter because I just sorta tossed it somewhere. I regret wasting the $82 for it though.

At least UVA was polite enough to nicely reject me through their in-state priority wait-list that I prolly have no chance in hell to get off of (apparently last two years, they didn't accept anyone off of the WL?).

I don't remember getting any particularly BAD rejection letters for UG, although I do remember Dartmouth didn't give me a letter - they just told me to check my app status online and it said REJECTED on it. I do remember a bizarre situation where Carnegie Mellon apparently rejected me, then waitlisted me the next day... (can you say, sloppy, mixed up applications?!)... then they sent me a financial aid package with a $13k renewable grant. Apparently, before I could even accept (well, I was declining my WL seat)... they accepted me.

I was very confused before I sent my check to UVA.
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: amoebalaw on May 02, 2006, 01:50:56 PM
Fun idea (if it hasn't already been posted):

Post an Accepted List and Rejected List by lsac number in a few major cities.

Then everyone has to gather around and check the list for their number, and we can watch each other scream "YES" or walk away mumbling.

Film the process, a la reality tv, so we can all enjoy...
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: jiggedyjared on May 17, 2006, 02:14:10 PM
Quote
Then everyone has to gather around and check the list for their number, and we can watch each other scream "YES" or walk away mumbling.

Film the process, a la reality tv, so we can all enjoy...

The waitlisters would immediately corner all of the accepted students that are smaller than them withdraw or die.

I haven't finished an entire rejection letter so far.  As soon as I come to "unfortunately" it gets put down.
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: Autumn on May 18, 2006, 05:54:29 PM
I never read rejection letters beyond the first sentence or two. I just throw them out.
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: ImNobody on June 12, 2006, 10:28:06 PM
I shred mine. Its satisfying somehow to see it get sucked under and disappear into "please do not place hands or ties here" land.
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: "V" on June 12, 2006, 10:30:17 PM
If I were in charge of a law school, my rejection letter would say:

"Bring us the head of an accepted applicant, and you may have their seat."

Anyone willing to put in the effort to find someone who was accepted, and then take a professional risk in murdering them, clearly cares. I like to reward caring people.
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: ImNobody on June 12, 2006, 10:40:47 PM
If I were in charge of a law school, my rejection letter would say:

"Bring us the head of an accepted applicant, and you may have their seat."

Anyone willing to put in the effort to find someone who was accepted, and then take a professional risk in murdering them, clearly cares. I like to reward caring people.

This is a fabulous plan.

However, I might require that they steal their identity and then make them ....disappear, mob-style. Shows a stealthiness beyond simple caring- the mark of a truely driven and talented individual.

Then, when the questions came, you could say "but I thought HE was john smith!"
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: "V" on June 12, 2006, 10:42:29 PM
If I were in charge of a law school, my rejection letter would say:

"Bring us the head of an accepted applicant, and you may have their seat."

Anyone willing to put in the effort to find someone who was accepted, and then take a professional risk in murdering them, clearly cares. I like to reward caring people.

This is a fabulous plan.

However, I might require that they steal their identity and then make them ....disappear, mob-style. Shows a stealthiness beyond simple caring- the mark of a truely driven and talented individual.

Then, when the questions came, you could say "but I thought HE was john smith!"


*Shakes your hand*

You, my good fellow, have made a good plan into a GREAT one!
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: ImNobody on June 12, 2006, 10:47:02 PM
If I were in charge of a law school, my rejection letter would say:

"Bring us the head of an accepted applicant, and you may have their seat."

Anyone willing to put in the effort to find someone who was accepted, and then take a professional risk in murdering them, clearly cares. I like to reward caring people.

This is a fabulous plan.

However, I might require that they steal their identity and then make them ....disappear, mob-style. Shows a stealthiness beyond simple caring- the mark of a truely driven and talented individual.

Then, when the questions came, you could say "but I thought HE was john smith!"


*Shakes your hand*

You, my good fellow, have made a good plan into a GREAT one!

*bows*

You and I, my friend, would make a fabulous law firm.
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: katedennis on June 13, 2006, 07:14:01 AM
*bows*

You and I, my friend, would make a fabulous law firm.

The scariest law firm in all the land
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: ImNobody on June 13, 2006, 07:50:20 AM
*bows*

You and I, my friend, would make a fabulous law firm.

The scariest law firm in all the land


grain of salt, my dear, grain of salt.
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: fauxsheesy on June 21, 2006, 12:25:27 PM
i ripped it up and used some profanities, but this is the gist of it...

Dear Fauxsheesy,

"In an effort to make a decision regarding your application to Indiana University-Bloomington School of Law, we asked our Undergraduate Admissions department if they would accept transfer credits from your degreee granting institution...  "

the rest went something like
"they said they would not so we do not consider your degree worthy of our consideration.  "

whatever happened to admission requires an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution??!??!?

they could've just said "sorry but no" and left me guessing, but instead they had to *&^% all over my accomplishments.  besides, doesn't 'regionally accredited' mean 'regionally acredited'?

oh well, i didn't want to bore my ass off in a cornfield the next three years anyway... 
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: veg on June 21, 2006, 05:31:41 PM
Where did you graduate from, if you don't mind my asking? That seems like an odd thing to say, especially since you're in at other schools.
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: fauxsheesy on June 22, 2006, 08:09:09 AM
Where did you graduate from, if you don't mind my asking? That seems like an odd thing to say, especially since you're in at other schools.

It's an online school with a decent reputation.  I know that "online school" kinda carries less prestiege than a classroom with walls and desks but I'm a non-traditional student who had been working professionally for over four years before deciding to complete my bachelor degree.

Regardless, my undergrad is regionally accredited and approved by the dept. of education.  And like you said I AM in at other schools...  comparable schools even.  I wouldn't have even applied to IUB except they waived my app fee.  So I guess I'mm not too broken up about the whole denial...  I just think their delivery was ridiculously snooty.
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: veg on June 22, 2006, 10:05:41 AM
Eh, accredited is accredited. If it's recognised by the dept of educ., I don't think they should be able to say your degree isn't acceptable to them.
That is snooty!
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: tired3L on July 23, 2006, 07:53:14 PM
The most obnoxios I received were from USC and (a couple months later) from Pepperdine.

I swear I got my rejection letter from USC the same week I mailed it out!!!!  (Maybe they didn't want UCLA grads!)  I don't recall what it said --- but I was shocked at how fast it came!!

My rejection letter from Pepperdine was rediculess.  It mentioned that the school only admits students of the highest accademic standards!  What horse-poop!  I have a 3.87 GPA in a very difficult undergrad major!

Both of those schools cane ____ themselves!
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: watso059 on February 28, 2007, 02:56:41 AM
I got rejected from Michigan...TWICE!  They keep sending me rejection letters!  I get the point!  Don't worry I won't show up!

OMG!! made me laugh out loud  ;D
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: jillibean on February 28, 2007, 07:04:10 AM
tag for later
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: kirps on February 28, 2007, 08:44:31 AM
The UW rejection letter starts with "notwithstanding your personal and academic accomplishments" and goes into the whole too many qualified applicants spiel...

So basically as I read the letter I hear this. You were good enough, we put all the applications in one of those arcane bingo tumblers and pulled out 185 of them, sorry we didn't grab yours...

They do mention that they would be a happy to talk to you about future applications after May 1, so apparently they want to make sure the bingo tumbler is nice and full every year. The lady who answers the phones at there admissions office is mean as hell too, she just angrily directs you to the website like "How dare you call THE University of Washington School of Law Admissions Office, this phone is here so that I can order pizza and have phone sex with my boyfriend...goodbye (and burn in hell).
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: Quail! on February 28, 2007, 09:51:00 AM
My UG rejection from Michigan was particularly obnoxious.

Something along the lines of "We don't feel you have the academic credentials to continue your education at the University of Michigan etc..."

I was like...um I have a 3.9 and a 1350 on the SAT...and you're telling me I'm not smart enough when you're probably accepting B or B- students from Michigan over me.  Who the #(%$@# do you think you are?
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: duchovnysfan on March 05, 2007, 11:28:31 PM
They do mention that they would be a happy to talk to you about future applications after May 1, so apparently they want to make sure the bingo tumbler is nice and full every year. The lady who answers the phones at there admissions office is mean as hell too, she just angrily directs you to the website like "How dare you call THE University of Washington School of Law Admissions Office, this phone is here so that I can order pizza and have phone sex with my boyfriend...goodbye (and burn in hell).

That made me laugh so hard, it sadly makes me feel better about all the impending rejections I shall receive from the law schools.

Although I have to say Princeton UG was the nicest rejection letter I have ever received. NYU UG was the worst because I got the letter two days before the date on the letter. I got it on March 29,2003 and it was date April 1, 2003. I'm like that was cruel NYU, thanks for nothing!
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: Roman815 on March 12, 2007, 04:57:52 PM
that is good stuff...

i cant believe people keep adding to this.  its the rejection not the wording that sucks.  deal with it, move on.

I think you are truly wrong on this. Based on your logic one could say that only the decision in Supreme Court rulings matter and that the opinions have nothing to do with the way that decision will be interpreted. Similarly, what if Congress passed laws without any details describing how those laws should be carried out? To say that the reasoning behind decisions does not matter is false. Don't be a male private part, if you can deal with arbitrary rejection that is fine but many of us want to know why. If anything, it shows our attention to detail and your lack of attention or care for your applications.
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: SophistAKAted on March 15, 2007, 09:42:58 PM
Rejection letters HA! I don't even give them the time....I just scan the letter for "regret to inform" and give it to the dog to eat....
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: kirps on March 15, 2007, 10:08:14 PM
This is what I said I was going to do with mine over in the UW denial thread... It's one of my favorite rants so you get to see it again.


I once had three rejections in a 7-day span.  Depressing, yes, but then go to a law school that did accept you, do well, land a nice job, and then you can frame those rejections and have the last laugh.

Or you can just throw the dings in a fire, sure.

I've saved them.


I'm planning on folding up a paper Napoleon hat and sword and going to stand in the middle of the biggest common area I can find in my most disheartening rejection school so that I can shout unintelligibily at the 1Ls who stole my seat. Hopefully there will be a fountain I can stand in and splash about...
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: Chibundu on April 06, 2007, 06:28:46 PM
I thought my Berkeley rejection letter was nice!
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: Rule of Reason on April 09, 2007, 02:34:40 PM
Tulane's was something like:

" we have carefully reviewed your application, and have concluded that we cannot offer you a seat... We apologize for any grief this might cause, but please rest assured that our review of your app was not cursory...[in other words - don't call us back begging to be re-considered. Trust me, we checked your info plenty. Not gonna happen]."
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: Dr. Raoul Duke on April 09, 2007, 06:37:07 PM
I thought my Berkeley rejection letter was nice!

True.  It was professional, and at least acknowledged the subjective nature of the admissions process.  I dont think I've ever seen a rejection letter quite as lengthy and apologetic. NYU's was OK (made it seem like it wasnt anything personal), while UChicago's was probably the bluntest and most poorly worded IMO.
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: Chibundu on April 09, 2007, 11:17:37 PM
I thought my Berkeley rejection letter was nice!

True. It was professional, and at least acknowledged the subjective nature of the admissions process.  I dont think I've ever seen a rejection letter quite as lengthy and apologetic. NYU's was OK (made it seem like it wasnt anything personal), while UChicago's was probably the bluntest and most poorly worded IMO.

Yea I can agree with that one! Sheeesh!!
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: smallandmighty on April 11, 2007, 12:04:56 PM
Chicago wrote "Although there is no way to lessen the disappointment...blah blah blah."

My boyfriend drew a noose on the letter next to this sentence and we put it on the fridge.
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: Sartre1982 on April 12, 2007, 09:12:39 AM
I'm going with BC.  Thought that letter was soulless...
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: laxlaw on April 12, 2007, 09:18:33 AM
My UG rejection from Michigan was particularly obnoxious.

Something along the lines of "We don't feel you have the academic credentials to continue your education at the University of Michigan etc..."

I was like...um I have a 3.9 and a 1350 on the SAT...and you're telling me I'm not smart enough when you're probably accepting B or B- students from Michigan over me.  Who the #(%$@# do you think you are?

I don't think you are right about that.

The joke around here (Michigan) is that it is impossible to get into U of M if your a Midwestern, white male.

I don't know either way, but that seems to be the feeling shared by that large majority of applicants.

What I can tell you, is that I know of plenty of 99% percentile ACT/SAT applicants with 3.75+ GPAs that have gotten rejected from U of M. Once again, couldn't tell you why. It is a very competitive school.
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: Bob Loblaw, Esq. on April 12, 2007, 09:26:35 AM
Tulane's was something like:

" we have carefully reviewed your application, and have concluded that we cannot offer you a seat... We apologize for any grief this might cause, but please rest assured that our review of your app was not cursory...[in other words - don't call us back begging to be re-considered. Trust me, we checked your info plenty. Not gonna happen]."

I got one from Tulane that stated, "Despite our recent misfortunes regarding the near destruction of our school and displacement of our faculty, staff, and students, we still believe that you do not have the credentials to be part of The Green Wave."
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: donvito on April 12, 2007, 03:29:38 PM
My UG rejection from Michigan was particularly obnoxious.

Something along the lines of "We don't feel you have the academic credentials to continue your education at the University of Michigan etc..."

I was like...um I have a 3.9 and a 1350 on the SAT...and you're telling me I'm not smart enough when you're probably accepting B or B- students from Michigan over me.  Who the #(%$@# do you think you are?

I don't think you are right about that.

The joke around here (Michigan) is that it is impossible to get into U of M if your a Midwestern, white male.

I don't know either way, but that seems to be the feeling shared by that large majority of applicants.

What I can tell you, is that I know of plenty of 99% percentile ACT/SAT applicants with 3.75+ GPAs that have gotten rejected from U of M. Once again, couldn't tell you why. It is a very competitive school.

well the thing with michigan was the old point system, which rewarded minorities (whether you think that's fair or not) of all kinds.  you'd get points for coming from an under-represented county like in the UP or something.  you'd get points for a lot of things.  you would get points for coming from a top and respected school (say the international academy).  you'd get points for having a difficult curriculum etc etc.  so the system wasnt very fair for your white male from like oakland county who went to a crappy school but had good grades and test scores.
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: shubunk on December 13, 2007, 10:28:01 PM
Come on, let us in on the hate.


I would also want to know what bc said
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: TJCCARDCO on February 08, 2008, 06:15:08 PM
I was reading this post, from beg. to end, and i have to say some of the comments :D :D :D :D :D on here made me laugh out loud...ridiculous..thanks.
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: dbourne on April 06, 2008, 02:07:58 PM
bump

i think this thread will be handy this late in the cycle
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: justice4all on April 06, 2008, 07:08:09 PM
I would say La Verne wins, they actually say "your denied" admission.  They winn in the most obnoxious rejection letter!
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: roma3o on April 14, 2008, 05:04:11 PM
University of Wisconsin definitely had an obnoxious one.  What made it bad was the incorrect grammar throughout the letter. I wanted to pepper it with red ink and send it back.  I guess maybe it's a good thing I'm not going there.
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: RockinJay on April 22, 2008, 01:56:48 PM
I read this forum from beginning to end and I laughed my ass off!  Not that you got rejected, but by your responses.  Hahaha :-)
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: justice4all on April 22, 2008, 06:59:14 PM
im not surprised, but you know my la verne rejection letter was your favorite!
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: TJCCARDCO on April 26, 2008, 10:55:16 PM
I got a rejection letter from New York Law School that was about 1 paragraph and basically said

"You suck. You have no shot. Take a nap."

I think they are the most obnoxious law school in New York. They think they are on top of the world. I do not understand how I even got outright rejected from there considering I got wait listed at Hofstra and they are ranked 99. I Dunno, I think NYLS needs to come off its high horse and go back to sea world. Plus their admissions office is really obnoxious and rude. I tried to call once to find out about my application, I got sighs, rude behavior and a comment that went EXACTLY like this:

"I understand that you want to know fast about your stats, but you sent in your application ONLY 4 weeks ago SIR. I recommend you do not call back here for at least 3 weeks so that we have some TIME to look at your application. Please let us have the time to review your application appropriately." CLICK

I think it's a joke that they are allowed to talk to students like that. End.
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: SamE397 on January 10, 2009, 10:03:17 AM
LMAO when I saw the denied section of this board; I was kind of curious as to what was in it "If you're denied isn't that the end of the discussion?" Some of these things that schools have done are absolutely atrocious my favorite was ND rejecting the guy a week before the app was complete. I also found the idea of UofM sending multiple rejection letters to be priceless.   

So far, I've only gotten one rejection letter from George Mason I didn't pay much attention to it. I thought I'd be rejected there anyways and they reject everyone who they think wouldn't attend. Franklin Pierce's waitlist ouch now that hurt it wasn't meanly worded but god I was above their historical 75th percentile GPA and LSAT; I don't know maybe they're just not interested in people who can't take the patent bar.   


As far as U of M's undergrad goes I did a few years at WCC not because of academics but because of money I had at the time when I would of transfered between a 3.7-3.75 GPA and the advisor I spoke to seem to think I would have no problem getting in. Mind you U of M might have a certain number of seats assigned for qualified WCC students given it's in the same city.   
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: SplorkyFish on February 16, 2009, 09:30:54 PM

One happy day, I notified Stanford that I had been accepted at my ED school, and so I had to withdraw my application.

5 or 6 days later, I got a rejection letter from Stanford in the mail.  It was about four sentences long, and I don't think it was even fake-signed (not sure about that detail).  That didn't seem too classy, but I thought that maybe it was a mistake. Like, maybe they kept all the names of applicants in a database and automatically sent little letters to people when their name was taken off the list.

3 days after that, I got another one, just like the fist one.  Just to make sure I'd know that there had been no mistake. 
Title: Re: Most Obnoxious Rejection Letter
Post by: dashrashi on February 16, 2009, 09:59:53 PM
I've heard that Stanford makes a habit of "officially" rejecting people when they try to withdraw before hearing.