The story has gone viral. Virginia high school senior Kevin Cao has turned down Harvard for the University of Virginia, reports Steve Annear in BOSTON Magazine.
Harvard received 35,023 applications and admitted 2,029 or 5.8%. Cao was one of them But when he went to visit campus he didn't like the better-than-thou attitude of students and alumni. He sensed the competition would be cut-throat. And someone tipped him off he would be lonely.
He put down all the reasons why he was stepping over the welcome mat and posted that on Facebook and Google docs. Of course, no one was going to miss out on reading that.
Time will tell if Cao applies to Harvard Law School, if he will be accepted. In four years, who knows - the legal sector could have bounced back and the kid all-grown-up wants in.