Last year, then-high school senior Kwasi Enin found out he had been accepted to every college he applied to — including all eight Ivy League schools.
As Ivy League admissions decisions come out this week, we thought it would be a good chance to review what exactly these exclusive universities are looking for.
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 last year.
Enin’s essay examines the impact music has had on his intellectual and personal development. “My haven for solace in and away from home is in the world of composers, harmonies, and possibilities. My musical haven has shaped my character and without it, my life would not be half as wonderful as it is today,” he writes.
Enin eventually chose to attend Yale, where he’s a freshman.
Read the full essay below, via The Post:
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