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>> Harvard College, Yale, Princeton, Dartmouth, Cornell.>> Ifioma White-Thorpe says she was shaking when she got her acceptance letters from all eight Ivy League schools, and Stanford.>> I was like, my gosh, my gosh, like this. And I was like, this might be eight out of eight. And I clicked it, and it said congratulations, and I was like, my goodness.
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And then I was like what did I say?>> High school students on edge these days as they find out where they will be going to school next fall. But for a lucky few like Ifioma, they have their hands full with offers. Sarah Cameron was accepted at Yale last December and says she was surprised when she got offers from the seven other Ivys.
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Back in middle school I started researching the Ivys, and I never couldn't even imagine that this would happen.>> Josh Barry, an inspiring lawyer struggling with learning disabilities has been accepted to 15 schools and offered a total of $1 million in financial aid.>> It was crazy. I knew that I had to have gotten accepted at those some schools, but I didn't expect to be accepted into all of them.
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And I, especially, never imagined the amount of money that they would have given me.>> That money factor is crucial for Ifioma.>> At this point, none of the schools that I've applied to said they give merit scholarships. So I'm praying that they give me some more financial aid.
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Or some money, you know shout out to all of those schools, please give me something.>> But the winning hand these students have spells rejection for others, as top schools report a record number of applicants. Schools like UCLA surpassed expectations with over 100,000 students vying for fewer than 7,000 slots.