Wednesday, April 2, 2014

17yr old Ghanaian accepted into all 8 Ivy League colleges in the US

17 year old Ghanaian-American Kwasi Enin, has been accepted into all 8 Ivy League colleges in the US. Yes, all 8 - from Brown to Yale, Harvard, Princeton, Penn, Cornell, Dartmouth and Columbia, all holding a spot for the violist and aspiring physician from William Floyd High School, Long Island.

This feat is extremely rare, as most top students do not apply to all colleges and even if they did, the acceptance rate into these schools are less than 10%. "By applying to all eight, I figured it would better the chances of getting into one”, Kwasi told NY Times.

Kwasi ranks No. 11 in a class of 647 at William Floyd, which puts him in the top 2% of his class. His SAT score, at 2,250 out of 2,400 points, puts him in the 99th percentile for African-American students.

"My heart skipped a beat when he told me he was applying to all eight," says Nancy Winkler, a guidance counselor at William Floyd High School, where Enin attends class. "In 29 years as a counselor, I've never seen anything like this. It's a big deal when we have students apply to one or two Ivies. To get into one or two is huge. It was extraordinary."
Kwasi (pictured above with his family) has a few months to decide which school he wants to attend.

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