Kwasi Enin, a 17-year-old senior at William Floyd High School in Mastic, has been accepted into each of the eight elite Ivy colleges and universities.The acceptance rate for upcoming freshmen at these elite schools ranges from 5.9% at Harvard to 14% at Cornell.
“By applying to all eight, I figured it would better the chances of getting into one,” he said.
Enin has a few months left at William Floyd High School (pictured) before he enrolls at an Ivy League school.
Collectively, the Ivy League schools accepted less than 9% of all applicants for the class of 2018, ranging from 5.9% at Harvard to 14% at Cornell
“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.”
Enin, the son of immigrant nurses from Ghana, 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.”
GHANAIAN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT MAKES HISTORY: ACCEPTED TO ALL 8 IVY LEAGUE SCHOOLS IN USA
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