A set of quadruplet brothers from Ohio is set to join the prestigious Ivy League schools in the coming academic year, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday.
“We’re still in shock, honestly,” Aaron said. “I don’t think it has sunk in yet.”
According to Aaron, the brothers from Lakota East High School had applied to these schools to find a place they can thrive and contribute. The schools’ prestige and name were not on top of their list of priorities and they did not expect to get accepted.
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As fate would have it, the siblings have now gotten one foot into an impressive array of schools – Nigel got into Johns Hopkins and Vanderbilt, Zach made the cut with Cornell, while Nick and Aaron got into Stanford, among others.
To the brothers, it is an “unreal feeling” to get into top schools like Harvard and Yale.
“… to have one child from a family be accepted to a school like this is amazing, but for all four to be accepted — I just don’t, I don’t know how it happened,” Zach said.
Both Harvard and Yale say they do not comment on individual applications. Harvard says their institution do not formally track which of their students are part of a set of twins, triplets or other multiple-birth sets.
While the Wade brothers’ feat is impressive, they are not the first set of quadruplets to all gain acceptance into the Ivy League. Back in 2010, the Crouch siblings – Kenny, Martina, Ray and Carol -from Connecticut entered Yale via early acceptance.