17-year-old pulls rare feat — acceptance to all eight Ivy League schools

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Kwasi Enin, 17, of Shirley, N.Y., applied to all eight Ivy League schools -- and was accepted to each of them. (Credit: William Floyd School District)

SHIRLEY, N.Y. — A first-generation American has pulled off a rare feat — he’s been accepted to all eight Ivy League schools.

Kwasi Enin, 17, is a violist and wants to be a physician, USA Today reported.

Last week, he got an acceptance email from Harvard, the last of the eight prestigious schools — Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Princeton, Pennsylvania and Yale are the others — to which he had been accepted.

“My heart skipped a beat when he told me he was applying to all eight,” Nancy Winkler, a guidance counselor at William Floyd High School, 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.”

Enin ranks No. 11 in a class of 647 at William Floyd. He scored 2,250 out of 2,400 on the SAT. And he will have taken 11 Advanced Placement classes by the time he graduates. Enin also sings in the school’s a capella group and is a volunteer at a hospital.

His parents came to the U.S. in the 1980s from Ghana and are both nurses.

Enin also has been accepted to the three State University of New York schools and Duke.

He will make a decision by May 1.


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