I remember applying to my dream school, then anxiously awaiting the letter. I knew it would be a good letter if it arrived in a big envelope. And if it came in a small envelope, I knew it would be a bad one.
College hopefuls around the country know this feeling. And unfortunately, many receive the small envelope, or the rejection letter, in case you are not familiar with the stereotypical acceptance or rejections letters. However, if you do receive a rejection letter, do not let it get you down or make you give up your dreams. In fact, take it as a blessing in disguise, and remember than many famous people, including Warren Buffett, Lee Bollinger, and Harold Varmus, were once rejected from their first choice schools.
Here are their stories.