A New Jersey high school senior has her pick of any Ivy League school, plus Stanford University.
Seventeen-year-old Ifeoma White-Thorpe told reporters that she was accepted into all 8 Ivy League colleges and universities, in addition to Stanford.
She described the moment she received her final Ivy League acceptance letter.
‘I was shaking, I was like, oh my gosh, oh my gosh, like this might be 8 out of 8 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 said.
White-Thorpe heads the student government and takes Advanced Placement (AP) courses at Morris Hills High School. She also won the national Selma speech and essay competition.
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She says she wants to study biology and go into global health policy but has not yet decided which school to attend.
She says the decision could come down to which school offers the most financial aid.
‘At this point none of the school’s I have applied to said they give merit scholarships, so I am praying that they give me some more financial aid or some money, shout out to all of those schools, please give me something,’ she said.
Her parents, Andre and Patricia White-Thorpe, say the decision is up to her.
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.
The top 10 ranked schools for biology in the United States are as follows – according to U.S. News and World Report: Harvard (1), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1), Stanford (1), the University of California – Berkeley (4) and the California Institute of Technology (5).
Global health policy is usually studied in graduate school. The top-ranked schools for that specific program are: Harvard (1), New York University (2), Duke University (3), the University of Southern California (3), John Hopkins University (5), and the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor (5).
Source: Associated Press