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Kwasi Enin Chooses Yale Out Of His Eight Ivy League Acceptances

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Updated 05/1/2014 7:13pm
Kwasi Enin Chooses Yale Out Of His Eight Ivy League Acceptances
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RJ

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In an age where everyone is too competitive for their own good and where time is everything, most of us can hope to get into only one or two Ivy League colleges. But 17-year-old Kwasi Enin, who was accepted by all eight of the Ivy League schools, as reported by USA Today last month, has chosen to attend Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. A senior at William Floyd High School of New York, Enin declared his plans to attend Yale in the upcoming fall at a news conference held in the school gymnasium a couple of days ago. An avid scientist who sings as well as plays the viola, this first-generation American admitted that he chose Yale university because it "has the sweetest song." He was extremely impressed by Yale’s music programme, which happens to be the finest out of all the Ivy League schools, and looks forward to being a part of their orchestra. Enin’s parents are Ghanian immigrants who came to the United States in the 1980s and studied nursing at a public school. Looking to study medicine and music, he made his decision after visiting four of the eight colleges. He claims, "I met people who were just like me — diverse in both science and music – and they told me how manageable it is doing both." Enin ranks No. 11 in a class of about 647 students, and scored a 2,250 out of 2,400 on his SAT. His story, which broke earlier this month, made him an instant celebrity. He received interview offers from all around the globe. Enin confesses to being slightly overwhelmed by the response to his story. According to him, colleges don’t consider the candidates on the basis of whether they "deserve to be in." “Statistics, of course, get you into the door … but they're picking people they feel will fit their class best," he says. "It's not all numbers — it's the person behind the application." Having applied for financial aid, Enin refused to comment on the amount of aid he will be receiving, but he did admit that he is satisfied with his offer. “They’re very generous on their aid,” he said of Yale. Keep Up With PopWrapped On The Web!

     
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