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Here's The College Essay That Got A High School Senior Into Every Ivy League School
Business Insider ^ | 04/02/2014 | Peter Jacobs

Posted on 04/02/2014 9:37:09 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Last week, high school senior Kwasi Enin found out he had been accepted to every college he applied to — including all eight Ivy League schools.

How did Enin pull off this impressive feat? The Long Island student scored a 2250 on his SAT, had taken 11 AP courses, and was in the top 2% of his graduating class, but that doesn't necessarily show him fully as an applicant. The answer could be in his college application essay, which The New York Post published today.

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TOPICS: Education; Society
KEYWORDS: college; education; essay; ivyleague
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1 posted on 04/02/2014 9:37:09 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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2 posted on 04/02/2014 9:37:46 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (uestion)
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I wonder if he self-taught English too.


3 posted on 04/02/2014 9:42:47 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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Young Kwasi Enin has discovered that which has taken us many more years to discover and that which the libtard drum beating and squawking rap crowd will choose never to discover: great music required great talent to perform and above average intelligence to even appreciate.


4 posted on 04/02/2014 9:43:48 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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I’m extremely underwhelmed.


5 posted on 04/02/2014 9:43:54 AM PDT by cdga5for4
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But in order to preserve “diversity” the school that admits him will also have to admit an illiterate talentless idiot...any rap artist should suffice.


6 posted on 04/02/2014 9:44:21 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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He obviously knows how to play the game. Fortunately he's smart enough to overcome it. Personally I like the girl who rubbed the game in their face last year.

High schooler who wrote op-ed about college rejection hints she may go to University of Michigan
7 posted on 04/02/2014 9:45:13 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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Yes, actually it was the first two words on the essay that clinched his admission: his name.

Universities are so desperate to have minorities (i.e., Negros) that they almost come to blows to get one that is "clean and doesn't speak with a negro dialect."

I would not be causing orgasms at Ivy League schools if I had scored a 1250 on my SATs.

8 posted on 04/02/2014 9:45:37 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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So the schools accepted him; that’s impressive. But the more important question is this: How much are any of them offering him in SCHOLARSHIP money. Being accepted into an elite school — with its outrageoulsy overpriced cost of attendance — only means he can look forward to a lifetime of paying off hundreds of thousands of dollars of student loans unless they are also extending a whole lot of financial aid.


9 posted on 04/02/2014 9:46:12 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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Make that 2250


10 posted on 04/02/2014 9:46:14 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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Sorry, it is beyond me. What did it say?


11 posted on 04/02/2014 9:46:49 AM PDT by mulligan (I)
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KWASI ENIN: ACCEPTED TO ALL 8 IVY LEAGUE SCHOOLS

12 posted on 04/02/2014 9:47:01 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (uestion)
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>> a 2250 on his SAT, had taken 11 AP courses, and was in the top 2% of his graduating class, but ...

No “but”, the academic record is the reason.


13 posted on 04/02/2014 9:47:23 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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Roger that. A literate essay, in combination with the name on the top, is what got Kwasi his pick of colleges.

Nothing More. Change the name to "John/Jane Smith" and it turns into a crapshoot.

14 posted on 04/02/2014 9:47:58 AM PDT by wbill
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I think the name got him in, not the essay

ummm

in the first para the kid says he opted to select the course, in the summary he said he turned down the course

brain surgery anyone?


15 posted on 04/02/2014 9:48:04 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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For those who think this is a diversity admission, he got 2250 on his SATs. That means he is incredibly smart. This isn’t some idiot who got in solely because of his race or ethnic background.


16 posted on 04/02/2014 9:48:31 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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I read this in the local newspaper. Any high school kid that uses solace in an essay has it. His parents are from Ghana and they remind him every day that he’s lucky to be in the U.S.A.


17 posted on 04/02/2014 9:48:47 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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I used to be on a committee that chose students to admit to our graduate program. We were always on the lookout for minority applicants with good scores, because we knew we’d get in trouble if we didn’t admit a certain number of minorities, and we really didn’t want to admit people who were way below average.

He has two things going for him. Good SAT scores, and his name, Kwasi.

That isn’t actually a high enough SAT score to guarantee a white male admission to an Ivy league school, but put it together with the race card, and he’s a shoe-in.


18 posted on 04/02/2014 9:53:14 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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He must be self taught, schools couldn’t teach that. However from what I’ve heard he has some very gifted relatives.


19 posted on 04/02/2014 9:55:04 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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An epic essay that includes the words....

had I known two years ago what I know now, I would have gladly worn a headdress to school. Show me to any closet, and I would've happily come out of it. "Diversity!" I offer about as much diversity as a saltine cracker. If it were up to me, I would've been any of the diversities: Navajo, Pacific Islander, anything. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, I salute you and your 1/32 Cherokee heritage.

To (All) the Colleges That Rejected Me If only I had a tiger mom or started a fake charity.
20 posted on 04/02/2014 9:55:14 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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