While getting admission into reputable universities abroad might seem like a seemingly unrealistic dream, Nigerian born New Jersey high school student, Ifeoma White-Thorpe, has amazingly being accepted into eight Ivy League schools including Stanford.
She got admitted to Harvard, Yale, Columbia, UPenn, Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth, Princeton and Stanford. Now as you can imagine, figuring out the one to settle for in order to continue her education has now become a mentally herculean task.
Andre and Patricia White-Thorpe, proud parents of Ifeoma said they will leave the final decision up to her and really there’s not a bad choice she can make. Her mum Patricia, nee Eluemunor, is a pharmacist, according to her records, while the husband is a computer expert.
“I want to go into global health and study biology, and so many of them have great research facilities, so I was like, I might as well just shoot my shot and apply,” Ifeoma told WABC.
“I got into Harvard early-action, so I figured I’ll just go there, so then I got into all the others and I was like, ‘Wait, now I don’t know where I want to go,’” Ifeoma added.
When she got her acceptance letters, she almost couldn’t believe it.
“I was shaking, I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, like this might be eight out of eight,’ and I clicked it and it said ‘Congratulations,’ and I was like, ‘Oh my goodness,’ and then I was like, ‘What did I say?’” she recalled. “I think my love for poetry and writing just really stood out.”
“At this point, none of the schools I’ve applied to said they give merit scholarships, so I’m praying that they give me some more financial aid or some money. Shout out to all of those schools, please give me something,” Ifeoma said with a laugh.
The Ivy League is made of up Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University and Yale University.
Students getting into all of the Ivies is a monumental feat.