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17-year-old New Jersey teen accepted into all 8 Ivy League schools

Many college-bound high school seniors will have difficult decisions to make as summer approaches, but few can compare to the choice facing New Jersey teen Ifeoma White-Thorpe -- she was accepted to all eight Ivy League colleges.

Ifeoma White-Thorpe, 17. Twitter/@LibertyMuseum

That’s right, the 17-year-old from Morris Hills High School in Rockaway, New Jersey, was accepted into the elite eight: Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Cornell, Princeton, Brown, Dartmouth, and the University of Pennsylvania.

And that’s not all.

White-Thorpe was accepted into Stanford University, too.

At first, she was solely focused on Harvard — the first school to officially give her the green light. But acceptance letters from other prestigious schools across the country soon flooded her mailbox, and now she’s back to square one.

“I got into Harvard Early Action, so I was like I’ll just go there. And then I got into all the others and now I don’t know where I want to go,” White-Thorpe told CBS Philly on Tuesday.

The teenager already has quite an impressive “resumé.” She’s student government president, ranks high in her advanced placement courses and is a talented poet and writer. She recently won first place in the National Liberty Museum’s Selma Speech & Essay Contest.

“Education is essential for change, and I aspire to be that change,” White-Thorpe said after winning a $5,000 prize in the national essay contest.

Ifeoma White-Thorpe performs her first-place speech at the National Liberty Museum as part of an essay contest. Facebook/National Liberty Museum

She says she wants to major in global healthy policy, and plans to look into what programs each school offers in her field. But that’s not the only factor that will help make her decision.

It will likely come down to whichever university provides the best financial aid package, White-Thorpe said.

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