As Cornell released its regular decision results for the Class of 2017 Thursday evening, students from both the U.S. and around the world tweeted their reactions — sparing no emotion in the 140 characters they had to share. Check out the best of their messages here.
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They apply in the thousands — boasting among the highest GPAs and SAT scores in the nation — but Big Red hopefuls waitlisted by the University may have little reason to keep their fingers crossed for an acceptance. From 2009 through 2011, not a single one of the 8,841 students placed on the waitlist by the University was admitted off the waitlist.
While many Cornell applicants are put on a waitlist — supposedly with a chance of eventually getting accepted — the University accepted not one of the students offered a place on last year's list. This shocking statistic, in line with other elite schools, is unlikely to change for the Class of 2016, argues The Wall Street Journal.
The Class of 2016 faced the most competitive admissions cycle yet, the University announced as 4,943 students received their regular admission decisions on Thursday. Only 16.2 percent of applicants to Cornell were admitted this year.