After a student learned he was rejected from his top school, he couldn't believe where he had been accepted to: 'This gave me chills'
A student who learned he had been rejected from his top college received a consolation prize: a coveted seat at Harvard.
On December 23rd, 18 year old Prazul Wokhlu shared the moment on his TikTok. In it he records his diverse reactions to the rejection of several schools. Among them his first choice was: M.I.T.
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"Last year I was postponed from my dream school (MIT) ..." he wrote. "... and finally rejected."
The clip then shows a few moments in which Wokhlu appears dejected. That's ... until he finds out he's been accepted into one of the top Ivy League universities.
"I was then turned down by a number of other schools," he wrote. "But then everything paid off."
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When he found out that he had come to Harvard, he and his family jumped up and down in excitement.
"So to all of you who are feeling down right now and know you have this," he wrote. "Your hard work will pay off in one way or another."
Wokhlus TikTok has since gone viral, receiving nearly 133,000 likes and more than 2,000 comments.
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"That gave me the chills, good job brother," wrote one person in response.
"Dude, that's great, congratulations," wrote another.
"I'm glad you came this far to achieve your dreams," added a third.
According to Quartz, Harvard's acceptance rate was just 4.5 percent in 2019 (around 1,950 applicants were accepted that year). WITH. in contrast, had an acceptance rate of 6.6 percent (or about 1,410 accepted applicants). That year, Harvard's acceptance rate was around 5 percent, while the M.I.T. was 6.7 percent.
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