Another Nigerian Teen, Nina Uziogwe Accepted To All US Ivy League Schools

by Kim Boateng Last updated on July 25th, 2017,

Another Nigerian Teen, Nina Uziogwe Accepted To All US Ivy League Schools. A Nigerian teen, Nina Uzoigwe was accepted to seven Ivy League schools, joining a growing club of Nigerians students who have achieved the distinction. Uzoigwe , a senior at Stuyvesant High School, who plans to study medicine has her pick from among Harvard, Dartmouth, Cornell, UPenn, Columbia, Princeton and Yale according to multiple news outlets.

Uziogwe’s family is originally from Nigeria, and her mother says she always stressed academic performance. But Uziogwe is the first in her large extended family to be accepted to more than one Ivy League university.

She says she took a number of advanced placement classes and joined extracurricular activities, like cheerleading.

“To be able to weigh two hours of homework for class and do all the extracurriculars sort of became a challenge of balancing my work ethic with time management,” Uziogwe says.
She says financial aid will be the biggest factor in determining which school to attend.
“I have five younger siblings,” she says. “I don’t want the idea of paying for college to be a huge burden.”

She is the second Nigerian igbo teenager accepted To ALL Ivy league schools plus stanford this year. A New Jersey teen has been granted admission to the most prestigious colleges in the United States. Ifeoma White-Thorpe, 17, a senior at Morris Hills High School in Rockaway, received acceptance letters from all eight Ivy League schools — Brown, Columbia, Dartmouth, Yale, Princeton, University of Pennsylvania and Harvard. She was also accepted to Stanford University. She now has a tough decision to make which one she will actually attend when she graduates in June.


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Now that she has plenty of choices, Ifeoma must decide which school she will attend. Ifeoma wants to study biology and hopes to become a cardiologist, her mother said.

Over the past few years, a handful of Nigerian teenagers have been accepted into all Ivy League schools plus stanford: Kwasi Enin in 2014, Harold Ekeh in 2015 and Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna and Kelly Hyles in 2016. In 2016, a Nigeria-born teenager, Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna chose to go to Harvard.

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