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The First Thing You See When You’re Accepted to an Ivy League School

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This Is What Applicants Saw When They Were Accepted to Ivy League Schools
Students react as they prepare to receive their diplomas at commencement at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., on May 26, 2016. (Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)


Yesterday evening, thousands of Ivy League college applicants found out whether or not they were accepted into the class of 2021. Per Business Insider, the majority of schools like Cornell and Harvard University have acceptance rates that dip below 10 percent.

In the digital age, the acceptance “letter”—i.e. that piece of paper typed on the schools’ official letterhead—has in most cases been replaced by email blasts, acceptance videos, and other e-formats. Here are a few examples of what some of these students saw yesterday.

Yale and Harvard

University of Pennsylvania

Princeton University

Dartmouth College

Cornell University still does it the old-fashioned way …