Kwasi Enin, a young violinist from Shirlery, New York, has received acceptance letters from all eight prestigious Ivy League colleges in the States, reports USA Today.
It was confirmed when Enin opened an email late last week from Harvard, the eighth and final school of the elite group to give him the nod.
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Being accepted into even one of the elite group of Ivy League schools, comprised of Yale, Harvard, Brown, Dartmouth, Columbia, Cornell, Princeton and the University of Pennsylvania, is a rare feat. Getting into all of them is next to impossible.
“My heart skipped a beat when he told me he was applying to all eight,” Enin’s guidance counsellor, Nancy Winkler, told USA Today. “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.”
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Enin, an aspiring physician, has a number of coveted qualities on his side. He’s male (an advantage given most acceptance pools are skewed towards women), he’s in the top 2% of his class, his SAT score (2250 out of 2400 points) places him in the 99th percentile of African-American students, he’s a talented violinist and an a cappella vocalist, he volunteers for a radiology department and he’s a first generation American from Ghana.
According to USA Today, Enin has revealed that Princeton has offered him the most generous aid package.
“I’m thinking of being a cardiologist or neurologist,” Enin told the New York Daily News. “A doctor is a community leader, a protector, someone who people turn to…when they need help.”