Four of a Kind: Quadruplet Brothers Each Get Nod from Ivy League

Ellen Mills
April 8, 2017

"We're still in shock, honestly", one of the brothers, Aaron Wade, told The Washington Post. That's when they discovered that they were all given the green light to attend both schools in the fall.

Incredibly, this isn't the first set of quadruplets to earn acceptance at Yale. Nigel locked in Johns Hopkins and Vanderbilt while Zach snagged Cornell.

Following the joyous news of Nigerian-born Ifeoma White-Thorpe gaining acceptance to all eight Ivy League universities and Stanford, a set of quadruplets from OH made headlines for all being accepted into Yale and Harvard, among other prospective institutions.

While the family is thrilled with their acceptance success, the $64,000 (Yale) and $63,00 (Harvard) price tags will play a role in the boys' decision making. "It was really at that point in time that I tried to figure out how we're going to pay for school".

"Aaron continues to attest to their shock saying, "We didn't go into this thinking, 'Oh, we're going to apply to all these schools and get into all of them, '" he continues, "...it was important that we each find a school where we think that we'll thrive, and where we think that we'll contribute". "We feel like getting into these schools show who the people around us are", said Nigel Wade. He said doctors initially told him and his wife, Kim, they were having twins.

The Washington Post reports that Harvard doesn't comment on admission statuses and that Yale said by policy, it doesn't discuss admitted students. "You guys are hard workers and the sky's the limit, '" said Zachary. Back in 2010, the Crouch siblings - Kenny, Martina, Ray and Carol -from CT entered Yale via early acceptance.

The youths said they are grateful to their parents and to the Lakota schools and their teachers. Zach is looking into engineering. Zach plans to be an engineer, while Nick sees himself double majoring in worldwide relations and economics. Nigel has his eyes set on neuroscience, and Aaron wants to study computer science and cognitive science.

The brothers are-as of now-unsure whether they'll stay together for their college years.

"We really don't know". And considering that Harvard and Yale cost $65,609 and $66,900 respectively with tuition, housing, and fees - meaning it would cost the Wades more than $260,000 a year to send their kids to school without any financial aid - that makes sense. "We're just shocked. We still don't believe that we got in".

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