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Manhattan, NY - 489 Rejected NYU Students Get Acceptance Letters by Mistake

Published on: April 5, 2009 11:49 AM
By: NY Post
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Manhattan, NY - New York University officials weren’t laughing when hundreds of people mistakenly received word that they’d been accepted to grad school on April Fools’ Day.

NYU says it sent out acceptance e-mails to 489 applicants to the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. Those applicants should have received rejection letters instead.

The school sent out a second e-mail about an hour later to the applicants, saying they hadn’t been accepted after all.

NYU spokesman Robert Polner blamed the mixup on a clerical error. He says the school apologizes for the mistaken e-mails and is looking into it to prevent it from happening again.

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 Apr 05, 2009 at 11:02 AM Anonymous Says:



 Apr 05, 2009 at 11:14 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
Anonymous Says:


I can't believe wagner has that many applicants that they are rejecting such huge #s. I guess due to economy the unemployed are seeking MPAs.


 Apr 05, 2009 at 11:14 AM i Says:

they should be embarassed of them selves if some one got the letter saying they were accepted prob told the whole world and was celebrating then an hour later gets one that they were not accepted shame on the school


 Apr 05, 2009 at 03:18 PM Anonymous Says:

they should sue the school


 Apr 05, 2009 at 09:02 PM BDR Says:

#4 - Sue them for WHAT? People like you are leeches on society, and drive up the costs of just about everything in this country.


 Apr 06, 2009 at 11:24 AM Anonymous Says:

Perhaps not sue them, but NYU should at least refund the application fee.


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