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So we had this thread somewhere last year and it was fantastic... What are the funniest/weirdest things you can find on the results search?

 

Found this gem today:

 

  • Rejected from Columbia the same day Jon Stewart announces his future retirement. Pfff, screw you, New York.
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Also granted this was for a Gender and Women's Studies program but still...  Rejected for having conflicting values with Liberty University. Maybe it was my two abortions I discussed in my pers

Hey Harvard just called me and asked me to tell you that you were rejected from Harvard. Sorry :-(.  

My ex GF attended Hopkins for an MS, to the tune of ~$80K/year (second year was discounted 75%).  I am pretty sure the joke is not on Hopkins...   I was once told a story from a Navy recruiter:  

I love this idea.

 

I saw a reaction that may not be funny to others but I laughed at them.

 

They were rejected from one of the best and most selective programs in the field. Their response: "WTF"

 

Excuse you. Check the ego. 

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"GPA 3.6/4 for MS. 5 journals, including two IEEE Transactions, 5 IEEE conferences, 3 excellent LOR. What the fucking else they want????" Um, a good fit?

"So stupid program! Even they accept you, you will have no funding as a non-EU student. Anyway, I got Ivy's offer so that's fine" Then why did you apply?

And not necessarily a rejection but it does have me amused:

"An update on your application: ...The committee is still in the process of reviewing applications and making decisions." Translation: "Stop calling us. We'll call you."

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  • WTF? I was the best applicant... IMO winner + INTEL ISEF semifinalist, 3 papers journals IF>2 (sole author), omg Berkeley.....

 

Oh, you were the best applicant? You should obviously call up adcom and inform them of their horrible mistake!!  :huh:

 

  • 6 conference papers, 3 journals 1st ath, 4 journals 2nd ath and 1 as a 5th author, numerous awards and distinctions, 3 strong LORs, excellent SOP, from Harvard B.Sc., DISAPPOINTED!!! What do they want? Well, their lose..... Heading to MIT :P (not having results yet)

 

The egos on the results page are mind boggling.

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Also granted this was for a Gender and Women's Studies program but still...  :blink:

  • Rejected for having conflicting values with Liberty University. Maybe it was my two abortions I discussed in my personal statement?

I saw that one while drinking tea. I nearly choked to death!

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I'm pretty fond of the "Bunch of nihilists..." I saw from someone trying to get into a music program (I don't know why was that the first insult they jumped to but I appreciate it).

 

This one... evidently isn't a rejection? But: "Didn't apply, but f*ck you Stanford. Glad I didn't waste the time, money, or effort..." 

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And then there is this one for ITT Printer Support PhD: 

  • Was rejected after a short interview. The interview consisted of many IT related questions that were work place related. Was rejected after I could not properly diagnose a specific problem related to the printer not being plugged in. Also, no funding was available. :(
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Also granted this was for a Gender and Women's Studies program but still...  :blink:

  • Rejected for having conflicting values with Liberty University. Maybe it was my two abortions I discussed in my personal statement?

 

 

Oh man, why the hell would anyone EVER put anything like that in their SOP. 

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