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Arizona State University alumnus Ben Ellis’ Sun Devil story starts with getting rejected from the schools he applied to in his home state.
“The year I applied to college was the year Arnold Schwarzenegger was governor of California and one of the things he did was defer the lower half of what would be in-state students and said ‘Sorry, we’re going to put out-of-state students in to increase tuition.’ So I didn’t get into any of the schools I applied to in California,” Ellis said. “I applied to ASU and was accepted into Barrett, The Honors College and given an academic scholarship. I came out for a campus tour and just fell in love. It was Sun Devils from there.” Read more here.