[UPDATE 4/2/2014 11:53 a.m.] Courtesy of The New York Post, here’s the essay that got Kwasi Enin into all 8 Ive League Schools.
A high school senior in Long Island has managed to do the impossible and fulfill the dreams that all Asian parents have for their kids- get accepted into all eight Ivy League Schools. Yes, you read that right, 17-year-old Kwasi Enin was accepted to Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Yale, Princeton and the University of Pennsylvania. He told Reuters:
“I got into my second-to-last school – Yale – and I was just astounded… And then Harvard sent me an email and I was just so grateful.”
Enin now has all of April to choose which school he wants to go to, but is waiting on all the financial aid packages to come before making the decision. However, he says that his primary interest is currently Yale. He told the New York Daily News:
“By applying to all eight, I figured it would better the chances of getting into one.”
Apart from impeccable grades, Enin reportedly scored 2,250 on his SATs, which puts him in the 99th percentile.
Enin is a first-generation American whose parents emigrated from Ghana. Sources say that his goals are to become a physician, possibly a cardiologist or neurologist.