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Son of Ghana Immigrants Accepted to All Ivy League Schools

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FILE - Students walk through the Harvard Law School area on the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass.

FILE - Students walk through the Harvard Law School area on the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass.

A U.S. high school student who is the son of immigrants from Ghana has accomplished the rare feat of being accepted to all eight of the prestigious "Ivy League" universities.

Seventeen-year-old Kwasi Enin of Long Island, in southern New York State, found out recently that all of the universities, among the most selective in the United States, had accepted his admissions applications.

In an interview with the New York Daily News, he said he decided to apply to all eight schools because he figured "it would better the chances of getting into one."

The Ivy League schools — Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Cornell, Dartmouth, Brown, Pennsylvania and Columbia — list acceptance rates as low as 5.9 percent.

Enin, an aspiring physician, has not decided which school he will attend.

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