(Below is a letter I recieved today, and comments are in italics.)
Dear Mr Soh
APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION TO NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY IN ACADEMIC YEAR 2004-5
Thank you for your application and your interest in studying at our university.
We appreciate the time and effort you took in applying to us and have reviewed your application thoroughly.
Each application we recieve has its merits but with the record number of applications we recieved this year and the strong competition for limited places, we have no choice but to deny good applicants like you (Really? Aww, shucks I’m SOOO embarressed) a place at our university. We assure you that the University Selection Committee had considered your application to the fullest extent before arriving at this difficult decision and invite you to reapply next year again if you wish. (Yes…and the year after…and the year after next…and the year after the year after next…)
Thank you once again.
With best wishes.
Prof Victor Choa
Dean of Admissions, NTU