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Student Accepted by All Eight Ivy League Universities

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Kwasi Enin, a 17-year-old student from Long Island, N.Y, has received the rare honor of being accepted to all eight Ivy League universities.

“By applying to all eight, I figured it would better the chances of getting into one,” Kwasi tells NY Daily News. He received acceptance letters from Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania and Yale. 

Together, the Ivy League universities accepted less than 9 percent of applicants for the class of 2018. Harvard had the lowest acceptance rate, with 5.9 percent, whereas Cornell had the highest at 14 percent.

The William Floyd High School senior scored a 2,250 out of 2,400 on his SATs, which puts him in the 99th percentile of students taking the exam. He is also an athlete, singer and member of his school's orchestra. 

Kwasi's parents emigrated from Ghana, making him a first-generation American. Although he has not yet decided which school he'll attend, he says he's leaning toward Yale.

"They seem to embody all the kinds of things I want in a college," he says. "The family. The wonderful education. The amazing, diverse students. Financial aid as well."

Kwasi says he hopes to eventually become a cardiologist or neurologist. 


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