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(MyFoxBoston.com) – College is hard, but sometimes just getting into college can be harder.

Take it from Suzy Lee Weiss, a senior at Taylor Allerdice High School in Pittsburgh, who recently penned an article featured in The Wall Street Journal about the trials and tribulations she faced applying to colleges.

In her article, "To (All) the Colleges That Rejected Me," Suzy blames collegiate institutions, students of different races and religions, students with same-sex parents, gifted high school athletes, students who can afford to go on service trips, dedicated students in the classroom, and students who believe in a cause as the reason why she did not into any colleges.

Basically, she lambastes everyone, but herself.

"For starters, had I known two years ago what I know now, I would have gladly worn a headdress to school. Show me to any closet, and I would've happily come out of it," Suzy wrote. "I should've done what I knew was best—go to Africa, scoop up some suffering child, take a few pictures, and write my essays about how spending that afternoon with Kinto changed my life. Because everyone knows that if you don't have anything difficult going on in your own life, you should just hop on a plane so you're able to talk about what other people have to deal with."

Suzy admits at the end of her "article" that she is underachieving, selfish, and making excuses for her own failures.

For her full article, click here.

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