Student's open letter about college admission to WSJ stirs up controversy
A student wrote a letter to the Wall Street Journal about college admissions and its stirring up controversyPhoto: Video by ktnv.com
(KTNV) -- We tell our kids to shoot for the stars, go for the gold, and dream big.
But what happens when one of these mantras fail them?
In on high school senior's case, she wrote an article about it for the Wall Street Journal.
Suzy Lee Weiss from Pittsburgh, Penn., has a 4.5 GPA, a SAT score of 2120 and work experience as a page for the United States Senate.
But, apparently all of that was not enough to get into a Ivy League school.
She was rejected by Princeton, Yale, Vanderbilt and the University of Pennsylvania.
According to Weiss, kids have been lied to for years.
She says that colleges tell you "just be yourself" but they really don't mean it.
Weiss' big issue is that colleges seem like they want a super student. But, she calls her introduction into "the college rejects club" a reality check.
Weiss did get into college, just not the Ivies like she was hoping. She says she got into the big ten schools.
She also says she hasn't heard from any of the schools that rejected her.