by Allen Ortiz
It’s that time of the year again when high school seniors are finding all those college acceptance letters in the mail. While some may have gotten in to all the schools they applied to, there’s one who sticks out from the rest.
On March 27, Kwasi Enin was accepted in to all eight of the schools he applied to; however, the eight schools that graciously accepted him happen to be the Ivy League schools: Harvard, Yale, Brown, Columbia, University of Pennsylvania, Dartmouth, Princeton, and Cornell.
What Enin has accomplished is an extremely rare feat. Few students apply to more than one ivy league school, let alone all eight. And even less get accepted in to all of them after applying. This is because of the high standards each school upholds. According the the New York Times article “7 of 8 Ivy League Schools Report Lower Acceptance Rates,” University of Pennsylvania holds the highest acceptance rate at only 12.10 percent.
17 year old Enin will be graduating from William Floyd High School on Long Island, NY, where he is ranked 11th in his class out of 647. The first generation American from Ghana also scored 2250 out of 2400 on his SAT and is planning to study biomechanical engineering as an undergraduate. But what truly set him apart from the rest was his college essay entitled, “A Life in Music.” It has already been featured in People Magazine, The Huffington Post, New York Magazine, and the New York Post.
Enin expresses how music has influenced many decisions he has made, and how he found himself falling in love with music after taking a music appreciation course in order to meet New York State’s music requirement. His love for music has also led him to become and accomplished violist.
Although he has been accepted to all eight schools, he has yet to decide which he’ll attend. It’s clear Enin has a very important choice to make, but with the prestige of all these schools it’s almost certain that any decision he makes will be the right one.