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Re: Rejections that are beneath you
« Reply #20 on: April 05, 2005, 06:00:04 PM »
True true... I got into Cornell and then rejected by Notre Dame. It just didn't seem to matter as much as it might have before I got my Cornell acceptance.

And by "beneath", I think we are just saying "lower ranked". I wouldn't say that I am "too good" for ND by any stretch of the imagination.

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The rejection for the 172/3.9 totally blows me a way though (I was only 169, 3.88)

I just think that someone told them I was a J-O-O (probably didn't help that one of my recs was from a Jewish History professor).
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Re: Rejections that are beneath you
« Reply #21 on: April 06, 2005, 12:05:00 AM »
I don't think people should be too surprised if they get rejected anywhere. For instance, someone on this forum has a 3.8 and a 177 and gets rejected from say, Harvard. Consider that Harvard probably got many applications with similar numbers and they can only take so many people - and perhaps someone else's soft factors were more impressive/better received. It's luck of the draw sometimes. I got waitlisted at a tier four school but accepted at a tier two. I'm sure there are people who have been rejected at some schools and accepted by a T14.

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Re: Rejections that are beneath you
« Reply #22 on: April 06, 2005, 03:25:18 PM »
I was pretty pissed off that the Aveda Institute wouldn't accept me.   :o



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Re: Rejections that are beneath you
« Reply #23 on: April 07, 2005, 05:16:16 PM »
My acceptances to IU - Indy and Bloomington have really taken the sting out of being rejected from Stanford, Georgetown, Boalt and Penn.  Those suckers.

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Re: Rejections that are beneath you
« Reply #24 on: April 18, 2005, 02:48:53 AM »


my acceptances/rejections have been pretty "standard"

but i thought it neat that

UPENN and USC waitlisted me

whereas GW/Fordham/UNC/ND and BU all flat out rejected me.

anyone got any waitlist tips?
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Re: Rejections that are beneath you
« Reply #25 on: April 18, 2005, 03:15:16 AM »
I had an almost constant string of acceptances from 10-30 ranked schools between Christmas and March.  Then I was waitlisted at BC and Fordham, and I felt upset about it.  The thing is after my ego got back to where it should have been all along I realized how lucky I was to get into so many great schools already.  Not that this newfound appreciation of my luck makes me feel better about my Chicago, UVa, Michigan waitlists or My Harvard, Columbia, NYU rejections.

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Re: Rejections that are beneath you
« Reply #26 on: April 19, 2005, 03:38:12 AM »
accepted to NYU with scholarship money, rejected at boalt. not even a waitlist. lol.
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