This Girl Got Accepted to All 8 Ivy League Schools

When I was sending in college applications, my mom made me apply to Harvard “just for fun” to see if I got in. Hah! Like that ever would have happened. The same goes for a lot of us—Applying to an Ivy League school may be a shot in the dark, and even if it isn’t, the elite smarties in our ranks probably only expect to get into two or three. However, there is one champion among us who had defied the odds and managed to get accepted by all eight Ivy League schools!


Daughter of Nigerian immigrants, Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna, has been accepted to Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Columbia, Dartmouth, Brown, Cornell and the University of Pennsylvania, and she couldn’t be happier (she also got into the four other schools she applied to). The young teen currently attends Elmont Memorial High School on Long Island, and hopes to attend a college that caters to her interests of environmental studies and biochemistry. She’s already received an invitation to the White House Science Fair, and based on her 101.64 GPA, she definitely deserves it.

"Though I was born here in America, I visited Nigeria many times, and I've seen that my cousins don't have the same opportunities that I have. So definitely, whatever I do, I want to make sure that it has an impact on Nigeria,” said Uwamanzu-Nna, according to CNN. Our hearts our bursting. It’s amazing to see this young genius be so humble about her roots, while also demonstrating such a deep regard for the world around her.

She hasn’t made a final decision on which school she’ll be attending, but Elmont’s salutatorian from the previous year (who also got accept to all eight Ivy League schools) chose Yale. Whatever magic beans they’re feeding the kids at Elmont Memorial High School, we want some too!