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Apr 18, 2016 04:36 AM EDT

A known university in New York City has mistakenly sent out acceptance letters to 5,000 prospective students on Wednesday, April 13. Those applications of students who applied have not been completely reviewed.

In an article published by CBS News, John DellaContrada, spokesman of the University of Buffalo in New York said that they made the mistake of sending emails to those students. As a form of damage control, the institution has sent a follow up email, apologizing for the gaffe that has been made on their end. The apology letter was sent electronically after about four hours.

To make sure that the university delivered the right statement this time, they also shared a post on their official website on Friday according to NBC News. "Miscommunication occurred when an incorrect email list was generated from an applicant database," the school made a statement. "We know that this can be a stressful time for prospective students and their families. The University at Buffalo deeply regrets this unfortunate error in communication."

The school said, there is no reason to lose hope for those students who received the wrong notification. The University of Buffalo would like to stress it out that they are still under consideration for their acceptance. The school has a total of around 30,000 students enrolled. They have about 25,000 students who applied for their fall semester and only 5,400 were able to get in.

Based on those numbers, it would appear that the university is quite strict when it comes to accepting students who they think would represent their institution well. It is noteworthy to report that this school is a member of New York's State University system.

Do you think that the school's apology was enough for those who received false hopes on their application? Tell us what you think in the comments below.

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