Maxine Esteban, a 2019 Southeast Asian Games bronze medalist fencer, made jaws drop after she finished nine Ivy League online courses during the COVID-19 lockdown in the Philippines.
The 19-year-old sophomore at Ateneo de Manila University posted the certificates she received from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Yale University on April 26 during the country’s Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), according to ABS-CBN.
Filipino American student Craig McFarland got to pick out of every college he applied for when he was accepted into 17 colleges and universities, 8 of which are all the Ivy League schools.
CONGRATULATIONS! Craig McFarland, senior at Stanton College Preparatory School, is the newest member of a very exclusive club: The “I Was Accepted into Every Ivy League University In The Country Club.” #TeamDuval #WeHaveThat
Hsiao has chosen to go to Yale University. The Straits Times reported that the California-raised teen made her decision on Sunday and announced that she will be pursuing an arts degree with a major in theater at the premier university.
A Malaysian immigrant in Orange County, California has made an incredibly rare achievement of getting acceptance letters from all eight Ivy League schools.
Cassandra Hsiao, a 17-year-old incoming freshman, now has the luxury of choosing between Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Dartmouth, Brown, Columbia, Cornell and Pennsylvania for where she wants to spend her college years.
Although many college and post-college students don’t know it, they may be able to negotiate their financial aid.
According to CNN Money, one university student successfully increased his financial aid package from zero to over $49,000 in grants and scholarships.
Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna has accomplished something very few people can claim to have done. The 17-year-old high school senior recently received acceptance letters from the eight different Ivy League schools she applied to.
The valedictorian with top-ranking credentials credits her success to her tenacity and persistence, qualities she depended on while doing her civil-engineering research project in high school, reported Business Insider.
High-school senior Brittany Stinson shared a personal statement that subsequently got her admitted into five Ivy League schools and Stanford.
The achievement is quite impressive seeing how Stanford, the “Ivy League of the West,” had a lower acceptance rate than any Ivy League at 4.69%. Stinson, who was accepted into prestigious universities including Yale, Columbia, University of Pennsylvania, Dartmouth and Cornell, told Business Insider: