What does it take to get into all eight Ivy League colleges? A 2,250 SAT score, straight-A grades — and an awesome essay.
Kwasi Enin, a 17-year-old Long Island high schooler, wowed admissions officers as he wrote how his love of music sparked his “intellectual curiosity,” according to a copy of the paper viewed by The Post.
“I directly developed my capacity to think creatively around problems due to the infinite possibilities in music,” wrote Enin, who has played viola for nine years.
Enin also explained how his music has helped him play a role in his community and learn leadership values.
He made sure to note that his education has just begun.
“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.”
In an earlier interview, Enin credited his “helicopter parents” for encouraging him to push himself.
The senior at William Floyd High School applied to 12 colleges because he feared he wouldn’t get into a single one.
He now must choose from the eight Ivies — Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton and Yale — which boast acceptance rates of 14 percent to 5.9 percent.
He also was accepted into four non-Ivy schools: Duke, Stony Brook University, SUNY Geneseo and Binghamton University.
Read his essay below:
(via New York Post)