After Getting Rejected From Duke, This Student Wrote Them A Rejection Letter
"I regret to inform you that I am unable to accept your refusal to offer me admission into the Fall 2015 freshman class at Duke."
When Duke University sent out their rejection letters this year, a lot of students took the news fairly well.
But 17-year-old Siobhan O’Dell took a different approach. After she received a rejection letter from Duke, she wrote them a rejection letter that she was "unable to accept [their] refusal to offer [her] admission."
Here's a transcript of the letter:
Dear Duke University Admissions,
Thank you for your rejection letter of March 26, 2015. After careful consideration, I regret to inform you that I am unable to accept your refusal to offer me admission into the Fall 2015 freshman class at Duke.
This year I have been fortunate enough to receive rejection letters from the best and brightest universities in the country. With a pool of letters so diverse and accomplished I was unable to accept reject letters I would have been able to only several years ago.
Despite Duke's outstanding success in rejecting previous applicants, you simply did not meet my qualifications. Therefore, I will be attending Duke University's 2015 freshmen class.
I look forward to seeing you then.