High school student gets accepted by all eight Ivy League schools
A New York high school student applies to all Ivy League schools with the hopes of being accepted by one or two and gets accepted by all eight.
For most, getting into even just one Ivy League school would be the greatest achievement ever. Students work really hard to get into universities like Harvard, Yale, Brown and Columbia.
But for a student from a New York high school
, this wasn't the case. He applied to all of these universities and more. He hoped to get into at least one, but Kwasi Enin was so lucky that he got accepted by all eight of the universities he applied to.
Rachel Ruben, who previously served on admissions committees at a few universities
, says that most students wouldn't apply to every Ivy League school. She also says that good academic results will give students a chance, but it’s more the extramural activities, such as sport and cultural involvement that will get you accepted. Of course, the recommendation letters and personal essays play their part too.
According to CNN
, Enin has all the above mentioned talents. This guy is like a super-teen. He’s smart, active and is also part of the school’s student government. Lastly, just to top it all off and make him even more super, he also volunteers at a local hospital.
Enin scored an amazing 2250 out of a possible 2400 on his SAT exam and was placed in the 98th percentile across the entire country.
Enin said that he would be really happy if he got into even just one or two of the schools and that it was a complete shock to be accepted to all eight. It's already a great achievement, but that’s not enough. Enin was also accepted to Duke University and three State University of New York campuses.
Enin’s parents, originally from Ghana, are both nurses and pushed him to keep his grades up and follow his dreams he could pursue any career that he wanted.
Enin's school principal mentioned that he is extremely modest, humble and a respectable person. She also said that he’s dedicated and has his priorities straight.
She says that he is an inspiration to the rest of the students at the school and that most of them, when he walks down the hall, say that they would like to be like him. Let’s face it; this guy is the epitome of cool
. How do you encourage your teen to get good grades?