17-Year-Old Student Gets Rejection Letter From Duke . Her Response? It Has Gone Viral!


Published on Apr 1, 2015

Getting a rejection letter from college can be disheartening for any student. However, 17-year-old Siobhan O’Dell hit back after being sent a rejection letter from Duke University, by sending the admissions office a message of her own, rejecting their rejection. Really.

Siobhan, from North Carolina, had applied to the prestigious university in her home state, but she was sent a letter on March 26 informing her she had failed to make the grade. Here’s how she responded:

According to The Daily mail, Duke did eventually respond to her rejection letter, “telling her that should could appeal their decision, but ‘it’s very rare’ for the call to be overturned.”

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