I recently applied to a bunch of graduate schools that I assumed I wasn't good enough to get into, including the University of Illinois for Electrical Engineering. I guess all of the planets were in proper alignment and I actually got accepted into every single one. What started out as a "I'm going to apply to these universities and get rejected by all of them so then I never have to go through life wondering if I could have been accepted and regretting it forever" type of exercise turned into "well, now that I'm in, there's really no way I can afford their $30,000/semester tuition and living expenses." Now, U of Illinois supposedly had a record number of applications this year, and subsequently sent out a record number of rejection letters. Since I found myself in the unique situation of not really being able or wanting to go to Illinois after all, I have decided to turn the tables on them. I sent THEM a rejection letter. This is for all of my mac brothers around the nation that applied to Illinois and got rejected. Keep in mind that U of Illinois Graduate Electrical Engineering is ranked 4th in the nation and I suppose typically an admissions offer is taken EXTREMELY seriously by all those who recieve one. Here's the admissions offer they sent me in the email: And here is the rejection letter I sent them: Again, I sent this form rejection letter to them in order to avenge all of my friends around the world who received form rejection letters. BTW, I've chosen to attend the University of Arizona Optical Sciences Center for the MS degree.