National Institute on Aging

Black Teenager Admitted to All Eight Ivy League Colleges

EININThe eight Ivy League colleges had acceptance rates ranging from 5.9 percent to 14 percent this year. But Kwasi Enin, a Black student from Shirley, New York, received letters of acceptance from all eight of them.

Enin, whose parents are nurses and came to the United States from Ghana in the 1980s, ranks 11th in his class at William Floyd High School in Mastic Beach, New York. He has taken 11 Advanced Placement courses in high school and scored 2250 out of 2400 on the three sections of the SAT college entrance examination.

Enin want to pursue a premed curriculum but also study music. He is waiting to learn the details of financial aid offers before he decides which school to attend.

By the way, he also applied to Duke University and three campuses of the State University of New York system. He was accepted at all of these as well.

Update: Kwasi Enin has decided to enroll at Yale University.

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  1. Juanita Simmons says:

    This should be shared with our youths. Jms

  2. Dr. Carol Taylor Scott says:

    I teach SAT and ACT Verbal Strategies, and I’ll happily share this AMAZING news with my students. WOW!

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