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Nigeria’s Nina Uziogwe Accepted Into 7 Ivy League Schools | WATCH



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According to News12, the latest high school senior to make the news for being wanted by several elite schools is Nina Uziogwe.

Uziogwe is a senior at Stuyvesant High School and plans to study medicine. She has been accepted to Harvard, Dartmouth, Cornell, University of Pennsylvania, Columbia, Princeton and Yale.

Uziogwe’s family originates from Nigeria, and her mother says she always stressed academic performance. Uziogwe, however, is the first in her large extended family to be accepted to more than one Ivy League university.

She told News12 that she took a number of advanced placement classes and joined extracurricular activities, like cheerleading. She also stated that the financial aid packages she’s offered with will be the main determinant of the school she decides on.

“To be able to weigh two hours of homework for class and do all the extracurriculars sort of became a challenge of balancing my work ethic with time management. I have five younger siblings. I don’t want the idea of paying for college to be a huge burden,” she said.


  1. chizi

    April 14, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    Yass!! This is what we need in the time of turmoil in the country, and nobody should come with that she is American bs because she was raised by Nigerian parents with Nigerian values and discipline. Congrats to her!

    • tunmi

      April 14, 2017 at 7:53 pm

      If she was born there and lived her formative years there, she’s American. We can take the name tho

  2. Peaches77

    April 14, 2017 at 6:28 pm


  3. chaimoo

    April 14, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    Congratulation to Nina Uzoigwe, wow umuigbo ga nu n’ihu

  4. Van

    April 14, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    She’s not Nigerian, she’s American of Nigerian descent. You can feel some pride, but not too much.

    • Joke

      April 14, 2017 at 9:15 pm

      Thanks Van, tell them oh. Nigerians and “claiming.” Na wah for them and their “claiming what is good spirits…”

    • chaimo

      April 16, 2017 at 9:11 am

      But Jidenna is an Nigerian shey? she’s Igbo and a nigerian

  5. Olanna

    April 15, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    If her parents are Nigerians then they must have used Nigerian upbringing to raise their child, so her success is directly related to her Nigerian connection. You think if she had carried out a terrorist act the media would say she is an All-American?

  6. Slimjude

    April 16, 2017 at 12:12 am

    My people,, una see am??

    Another one: IGBO!!!
    Just what are they doing differently?

  7. Lee

    April 16, 2017 at 12:23 am

    No matter what anyone says; I’m just sooo PROUD!
    Just as Jude Okonkwo, all the best Nina Uzoigwe!!!

  8. Slimjude

    April 16, 2017 at 1:01 am

    Class of 2015: Obinna Igbokwe, Harold Eke – IGBO!;
    Class of 2016: Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna – IGBO!;
    Class of 2017: Ifeoma White-Thorpe – IGBO!;
    Class of 2018: Jude Okonkwo, Nina Uzoigwe! – IGBO!.
    IGBOS = BRAINBOX!#Case Closed. I repeat yet again:
    Agree or not, there’s something this group is doing right
    that others have to emulate, and quickly too. Don”t hate!

  9. Chika

    April 16, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    Now she is Nigerian abi? Mtcheeeeew……..

  10. Chika

    April 16, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    She was not born a Nigerian. She was born an igbo AMERICAN

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