A New York high school student has a very difficult decision to make: Which Ivy League should he attend this fall?
Kwasi Enin, a 17-year-old Long Island high school student at William Floyd High School, received acceptance letters from all eight Ivies: Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth and the University of Pennsylvania.
His passion for music – singing and playing the viola for the school orchestra – is what inspired his “intellectual curiosity” he says in the admissions essay, which was obtained by The New York Post.
Enin, who has been playing music for nine years, wrote: “I directly developed my capacity to think creatively around problems due to the infinite possibilities in music.”
Enin also says music has helped him play a role in his community and taught him leadership skills.
The aspiring physician notes that he still has a lot to learn.
“Although I hope that my future career is in medicine, I love that I still have much to learn about and from the world of music.”
Enin told The Post in a previous interview that he has his “helicopter parents” to thank for encouraging him to push himself.
Enin scored a 2,250 out of a possible 2,400 on his SAT, placing him in the 99th percentile. But he never thought he would get accepted into all eight prestigious universities, which have acceptance rates of 14 percent to 5.9 percent.
“By applying to all eight, I figured it would better the chances of getting into one,” Enin told the New York Daily News.
The straight-A student will most likely attend Yale University.
“They seem to embody all the kinds of things I want in a college,” he told Newsday. “The family. The wonderful education. The amazing diverse students. Financial aid as well.”
He also got into four non-Ivy League schools: Duke, Stony Brook University, SUNY Geneseo and Binghamton University.