College Rejection Isn't Always A Bad Thing, Even If It's Your Dream School

01/27/2012 04:54 pm ET

There are only so many ways that a school can say that you aren’t worthy to attend, and rejection letters seem to follow a similar style.

Some of my favorite phrases: 1) “we’re truly regretful,” 2) “this year’s applicants were very competitive,” 3) “we turned away numerous valedictorians and one Nobel Prize winner,” and 4) “shame your family doesn’t have a campus building named after them.”

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