Meet Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna, Nigerian Student Who Gained Admission Into 8 US Universities At A Time

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April 9, 2016 – Meet Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna, Nigerian Student Who Gained Admission Into 8 US Universities At A Time

A US-based Nigerian lady has done her country proud, securing admission into all the eight Ivy League American universities and a few others in one fell swoop!

Results of the admission appli­cations for the year, released on March 31, showed Harvard, Dart­mouth, Princeton, The University of Pennsylvania, Cornell, Yale, Columbia and Brown saying yes, to Ms. Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna, a senior at Elmont Memorial High School, Long Island.

In addition to the Ivies, she gained admission into John Hop­kins University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New York University and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Uwamanzu-Nna, 17, became the second student from her school to pull off the “exceedingly rare feat,” seen particularly as remark­able, given the increasingly fierce competition that has driven down acceptance rates at selective uni­versities over the years. Harvard, for example, now admits mere 5.2 per cent this year, down from 9.3 per cent in 2006.

Reports say only a few students pull off a sweep each year, with Nnwamanzu-Una’s feat coming barely a year after her compatriot, Harold Ekeh, drew national head­lines when he was accepted to 13 universities, including all the eight Ivies in 2015. Incidentally, Ekeh, now a freshman at Yale, is said to have been a close friend of Ms. Uwamanzu-Nna and had been an inspiration to other students.

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The girl joins other young Ni­gerian students who have become the toast of international academic circuit for their exceptional intel­lectual prowess across the globe in recent times.

The high school student was overwhelmed with emotions and disbelief when she received the cheery news when she checked her phone on Wednesday.

“It’s so surreal. It’s still hard to actu­ally believe that this has happened to me,” she was said to have en­thused. Ms. Uwamanzu-Nna said she was shocked she gained ad­mission into many colleges.

14 thoughts on “Meet Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna, Nigerian Student Who Gained Admission Into 8 US Universities At A Time

  1. Great news! Congrats for doing your country proud. Naija brains setting fire across the West. Let those guys know that there is every kind of beauty in Black. And to think they are my own, my head swells.

    On a lighter note, Augusta, you may “dash” some people the other admissions that you will no longer need. There is love in sharing, isn’t it so? Just make sure they don’t waste!

  2. Cheery news there. BIG ups! Now, this is the type of news I like to hear about Nigerians out there. Not the type of news we sometimes hear that can make one miss the way to his mouth if it gets to him at meal time. Or make one pospone a trip if he‘s already at the park.
    Wish her the best all the way.

    My LMG is loaded so I have to continue my stroll-hunting right away…

  3. Kudos to you our dear daughter and may your light continue to shine brighter. I’m sure those who hate Naija are now smashing their teeth in envy. E go pain dem reach twenty years . De shine de go baby.

  4. So so so proud of you dear. Thanks for making Nigerians proud. You deserve the best. Just choose the best university over there. Keep it up.

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