Of course. They say that because it is the simple truth. It's probably intended to put the fear of God into some slacker-inclined students who might actually make it if they can bring themselves to focus and bust their butts... buuuut not everybody will. As medfly99 indicated, the higher the admission standards, the lower the chances of people failing out, but it still happens.
Originally Posted by Oblivion424
"When I haven't any blue... I use red."
- Pablo Picasso
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