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New York Student Accepted At All Eight Ivy League Schools

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A 17-year-old Long Island senior has applied to all eight Ivy League schools and to his surprise, was accepted to every single one.

Kwasi Enin, a student at William Floyd High School in Mastic, said he was surprised when “the yesses kept coming.”

“By applying to all eight, I figured it would better the chances of getting into one,” the young scholar told the New York Daily News.

The elite schools have acceptance rates ranging from Harvard’s 5.9% and Cornell’s 14%, but that small margin did not matter for the young scholar. Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton, and Yale all said yes.

“I’ve never seen anything like it in my 15 years as a high school counselor,” said Nancy Winkler, Enin’s guidance counselor. “He’s going to be a leader in whatever he chooses.”

The first generation Ghanaian son of two immigrant nurses ranks 11th in his class of 647 and scored 2,250 out of 2,400 (the 99th percentile) on his SATs.

As for his future plans, he wants to be a physician.

“I’m thinking of being a cardiologist or neurologist,” said Enin, who lives in Shirley. “A doctor is a community leader, a protector, someone who people turn to … when they need help.”

Enin has not decided which school he will attend just yet. He’s waiting to see what each school will offer him in financial aid.

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(Photo Credit: New York Daily News)