January 7, 2013 11:00 AM

Barri Bronston

High school seniors will rank it as one of the best days of their lives — the day they learned they had been accepted to college. From late October through Dec. 15, the Tulane Office of Undergraduate Admission emailed the news to early applicants, and suffice it to say, there was much jubilance among those selected for the Green Wave’s Class of 2017.

Acceptance tweet

Students accepted for the Green Wave Class of 2017 have been jubilantly tweeting about it.

Many took to Twitter to announce their acceptance, often attaching an Instagram photo of the actual letter. Seemingly, the more elated they were, the more capital letters and exclamation points they used.

“GOT INTO MY DREAM SCHOOL!!!! #Tulane,” Illana Greenwald (@Lanlangreeny) tweeted.

“August can’t come any sooner!” tweeted Danny O’Keefe (@TheDanOKeefe). #Tulane, #NOLA and #sorelieved.

“Just got accepted to Tulane!!” Austin Pratt (@austinpratt94) tweeted. “I’m so happy right now!”  

While many students described Tulane as their dream school, others were just relieved they had been accepted.

“Getting into a college you would actually consider going to is the best feeling ever,” tweeted @evitaconway.  #Tulane               

“Got into Tulane! Yay!,” tweeted Sydney Hodgeson (@SydtheHodge). “One more admission decision to go…#tulane #accepted

Jeff Schiffman, senior associate director of admission, said he has enjoyed reading the exuberant reactions of the university’s future students, and even those considering Tulane.

“It’s been really big for us as of late,” he said. “Definitely seeing a lot of Tulane hashtags and also students Instagramming their admit letters and hashtagging us, too. We have a new social media site that brings it all in one spot.”

The site, called TruTu, features a Twitter feed, student blogs, videos of campus life and links to Tulane’s other social media outlets, such as Facebook and Pinterest.

“We are really excited about it and have been getting really good feedback from the high school kids who check it out,” Schiffman said.

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