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Quad Brothers All Accepted Into Ivy League Colleges

Quad Brothers All Accepted Into Ivy League Colleges

Since the beginning of time, siblings have tried to outdo each other. Whether it's in terms of brain power, athleticism or who can get the last pound off nana; there's always a competition.

However, quadruplets Aaron, Nick, Nigel, and Zachary can't really score points when it comes to where they got their degrees, as they've all been accepted to a whole host of top dog Ivy League Schools.

The four 18-year-olds response to discovering that they've all been accepted into a succession of high-grade colleges was as you might expect.

"We're still in shock, honestly," Aaron told The Washington Post. "I don't think it has sunk in yet."

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The brothers, from Ohio, have all been accepted into both Havard and Yale. To give perspective, according to Times Higher Education, Havard is the fourth best university in America (sixth in the world), Yale is eighth (12th in the world). So, they aren't exactly easy to get into.

Over 32,000 applied to Yale this year, with 2,272 accepted (a one in 14 chance of acceptance). The odds for Harvard are even smaller with 2,056 successful applicants from 39,000 submissions. To have four from the same family is truly remarkable.

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"The outcome has shocked us," said Aaron.

"We didn't go into this thinking, 'Oh, we're going to apply to all these schools and get into all of them.'

"It wasn't so much about the prestige or so much about the name as it was - it was important that we each find a school where we think we'll thrive, and where we think that we'll contribute.

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But the good news also didn't stop there. Aaron also got into Stanford, along with Nick. With Nick also accepted into Duke and Georgetown.

Nigel, could also choose from John Hopkins and Vanderbilt, and Zach could opt for Cornell if it took his fancy.

Stanford is rated as third in the world, while Duke, Georgetown, Vanderbilt and Cornell all fall within the top 50 American universities.

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Remember there was always that kid who was good at everything - fom being top of the maths (or 'math' in America) to winning gold at every sports day. Well that's them too.

As well as being geniuses, the Wade brothers have a gift for athletics.

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But while they are similarly gifted, they do differ though, according to their dad, Darren.

Aaron has 'first child syndrome', while Nick is more 'socially conscious'. Nigel likes his reading, whereas Zach is destined to be an engineer.

Now, the father has to stump up for the fees. Yale is set to charge $64,000 for next year's tuition, and Harvard comes slightly cheaper at $63,000 (around £50,000).

Darren has tried to save for the day since finding out his other half was expecting quadruplets, after initially expecting twins.

Although they have money set aside, both Harvard and Yale has said they'll meet the financial needs of the students, as long as they can provide evidence it is required.

If Darren had sleepless nights when they were first born, his wallet will certainly be having them now.

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Topics: America, University, Harvard

Michael Minay

Mike Minay is a trending journalist at LADbible. He’s co-ordinated interviews with some of the big names from the world of news and sport including ITV’s Robert Peston, Sky Sports’ Jeff Stelling and darts champion Michael van Gerwen. His reporting days began on University radio in Birmingham, before moving to BBC Sport Online – creating content for large events such as Wimbledon and the FA Cup final. Mike still commentates on Football League matches at the weekend. A Manchester LAD at heart.