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Find Out What This Black Teen Attributes Her Academic Success to After Getting Accepted into 8 Ivy League Schools

Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna, a high school student from Long Island, is celebrating the rare feat of being accepted into all eight Ivy League schools. The Elmont High School valedictorian is the daughter of Nigerian immigrants. She says her academic success is due to her parents instilling in her self-confidence, humility and a respect for education.

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  1. First I want to commend this young lady for the results of her hard work and intelligence.
    Taking nothing from that, there is a separate issue here.
    I've seen this same story (different individuals) multiple times this year and I recall the similar stories last year. My problem/question is whether these institutions are using the exact same "cookie cutter" acceptance standards in their admissions departments. This would work against the total number of minority students admitted.
    For example: Say an Ivy league institution has 10 boxes to check, each box representing GPA, community service, attendance, school rank, sat scores, etc… I'm just wondering if only the "perfect on paper" minority students are getting acceptance letters and their "just as talented" schoolmates (who may check 9 of the 10) sit at home disappointed. Think about it, this one student gets offers from all 8 Ivy League schools… she can only choose one (if she chooses one). The schools individually can claim credit for offering a minority student. So technically the Ivy League as a whole can say that they accepted 80 minority students when only 10 were actually "in play" between the schools.

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