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NJ teen gets accepted to all 8 Ivy League schools and Stanford

New Jersey high school senior Ifeoma White-Thorpe said she couldn't believe it when she heard back from all eight Ivy League schools and Stanford University -- and they all accepted her for the fall.

“I was shaking, I was like, oh my gosh, oh my gosh, like this might be eight out of eight,” she said when she got her last Ivy League acceptance notice online.

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Harvard, Yale, Columbia, UPenn, Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth, Princeton, and Stanford all want to see on their campuses in the fall.

White-Thorpe, a hopeful future global health professional, told WABC that “so many of them have great research facilities, so I was like, I might as well just shoot my shot and apply.” She believes her love of poetry and writing helped her stand out.

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To pair with her big dreams, White-Thorpe already has some big accomplishments in her life. She won the national Selma speech and essay competition in 2015, has stellar Advanced Placement class grades and serves as her school's student government president.

Now that she has all of her acceptance letters, a very important decision needs to be made: Which school will she actually attend?

“I got into Harvard early action, so I figured I’ll just go there, so then I got into all the others and I was like, wait, now I don’t know where I want to go,” White-Thorpe said.

Her parents said that in the end, the decision is all hers. But, she noted that none of the schools where she applied give merit scholarships.

“I’m praying they give me some more financial aid or some money,” she said. “Shout out to all of those schools, please give me something!”

Regardless of her choice, Ifeoma White-Thorpe clearly has a bright future ahead of her.