A prestigious university sends acceptance letters to hundreds of applicants by mistake.

FOX News Radio's Jane Metzler has more:

Yes! You cheer... can't wait to tell your family and your friends that you got accepted to the graduate computer science program at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University.

Then just hours later, you learn that yes... was actually a no. The university blames serious mistakes for the erroneous acceptance letters e-mailed to some 800 applicants.

One from Connecticut got the bad news after going out to dinner with his family to celebrate. Ben Leibowitz says it was tough having to explain that he actually didn't get in to his excited, turned deflated, relatives.

Jane Metzler, FOX News Radio.