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Long Island student is accepted to all 8 Ivy League schools


It's one thing to get accepted to Princeton.

It's quite another to get acceptance letters from Princeton, Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Brown, Dartmouth, the University of Pennsylvania, and Cornell — all eight schools in the Ivy League. But Kwasi Enin pulled off this impressive feat, and now he has a tough decision to make.

The 17-year-old high school student from Long Island told Newsday that he thought "maybe two or three" of the prestigious, incredibly selective schools would accept him, but never all eight. "It's a big deal when we have students apply to one or two Ivies," Nancy Winkler, a guidance counselor at Enin's William Floyd High School, told USA Today. "To get into one or two is huge. It was extraordinary."

Given what we know about Enin, his raft of Ivy acceptances wasn't a fluke. In addition to having stellar AP scores and an SAT score of 2,250 out of 2,400 (that puts him in the 99th percentile of students who take the test, for those who are counting), Enin is a shot putter, a violist, and a singer.

So which school will this gifted student choose? Enin, who hopes to study medicine, says he's still weighing his options based on forthcoming financial aid packages.