Thursday, July 31, 2014

Best College Letter

Ever since Emily took the SAT and scored so well, she's been getting letters from colleges all over the country.  They are pretty much all alike: pictures of a pretty campus, glowing reports from students and alumnae about the life changing experience they had at this particular college, data about their excellence in education.

One college however jumped out at us because their letter was so different from the others.  This is the first paragraph:

Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah Macalester College, blah, blah, blah, blah, "Mac", blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, high SAT scores, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, great academic match for your interests, blah, blah, blah, blah, a college with commitment to the community, blah, blah, blah, blah, internationalism, blah, blah, multiculturalism, blah, blah, community service, blah, blah, blah, in two of the most "liveable" metropolitan cities in the U.S.,blah, blah, blah, blah.

The letter went on to say that they know all college letters read alike and potential students only notice the main points.  They did give pertinent info on the school further down in the letter, but that first paragraph was a riot to us!

We give Macalester points for the most original college letter, in fact one of the few that actually made us remember the college!

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