New York Student Gains Admission to All 8 Ivy League Schools

Tuesday, 01 Apr 2014 01:56 PM

By Alexandra Ward

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
A New York high school student who got into all eight Ivy League schools must now make a decision about where he will end up in the fall.

Kwasi Enin, a 17-year-old senior at William Floyd High School in Mastic Beach, N.Y., was recently granted admission to not one, but eight prestigious Ivy League colleges — Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania, and Yale.

Urgent: Do You Approve Or Disapprove of President Obama's Job Performance? Vote Now in Urgent Poll

Well-rounded is an understatement when it comes to Enin. Not only did he score a 2,250 out of 2,400 on his SATs, a score that put him in the 99th percentile of all students who take the exam, but he's also an athlete, a member of the choir, and a musician.

"We are very proud of him," Ebenezer Enin, Kwasi's father, told Newsday. "He's an amazing kid. He's very humble. He's been trained to be a high achiever right from when he was a kid. We have been encouraging him to be an all-around student. So far, he has proved himself."

An aspiring physician, Enin also applied to and was granted admission at Duke University, Stony Brook University, SUNY Geneseo, and Binghamton University, according to Newsday.

"My heart skipped a beat when he told me he was applying to all eight," Nancy Winkler, a guidance counselor at Enin's high school, told USA Today, adding that she's never seen anything like it in her 29 years as a counselor. "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."

Enin told Newsday he, too, was skeptical about getting into any of the Ivy League schools, let alone all of them, especially when the acceptance rate for some is so low (only 5.9 percent of those who apply to Harvard get in, for example).

"I was like — this can't be happening," he said.

Enin will make his final decision in the coming months based on financial aid packages available, he said.

Editor's Note: Do You Support Obamacare? Vote in Urgent National Poll

Related Stories:

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
 
 
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved