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Oludamilola Oluwadara Adekeye applied to 20 schools and was accepted into 19 Ivy League universities, the news outlet reports. Adekeye—who attends Brighton College Abu Dhabi—got into schools like Yale, Columbia, Stanford, Berkeley and McGill. The teen is considering pursuing a degree in international relations and economics, but her passion lies in music. “I’m very involved in music at my high school.
I’m in three musical groups and I started a fourth,” she told the news outlet. She has yet to decide where she will further her education. Adekeye credits her family for giving her the encouragement and support needed to reach this milestone. As reported on News One
Adekeye is just one of many Black students who has gained national attention for their college acceptances into Ivy League Universities. In most of these universities there are very few black students, in 2017 the New York Times reported that Black students make up a mere 9 percent of the freshmen at Ivy League schools.