Quadruplet brothers who made headlines last month after being accepted into 59 of the best colleges in the country have made their choice.
Aaron, Nick, Nigel and Zachary Wade, from Liberty Township, Ohio, are packing their bags and heading to Yale.
The 18-year-olds announced they were headed to the Ivy League during a short Skype interview with NBC on Monday morning.
The Connecticut college helped sway the boys by offering them an ‘extraordinary’ financial aid package, but all four said their decision was not made because of money.
‘The school treated us like family,’ Nigel told the network.
Aaron, who was accepted to Stanford, then added: ‘I absolutely enjoyed the people and the social environment and appreciated the strong arts and humanities at Yale.
‘But there was a part of me that didn’t want to like the school because it would make my decision easy. Alas, that didn’t happen. I loved it as well.’
Darrin Wade, the quartet’s father, told NBC: ‘Yale won… they made the best offer, and it was the benchmark for my sons.’
He also explained what analogy he used to help his sons make their decision, in reference to other schools he considered lesser making more substantial financial aid offers.
‘You have a beautiful girl to go to the prom with and there is another girl who is kind of cute who made a pitch at the last minute.’
He added: ‘It was other pieces, like the softer stuff. They wanted to make sure they felt comfortable… the alumni reached out and made themselves available to us as a family, I had people I didn’t know calling and saying we want your sons there and they are going to be sure they are taken care of.’
The statistical odds of all four brothers making it to Yale are incredible. More than 32,000 people applied for Yale this year, of which 2,272 were accepted.
The decision comes after the boys said last month they were thrilled and shocked to receive offer letters from so many of the country’s most prestigious schools.
‘We’re still in shock, honestly,’ Aaron told the Washington Post at the time. ‘I don’t think it has sunk in yet.’
‘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 that we’ll thrive, and where we think that we’ll contribute.’
In addition to Aaron getting an offer from Stanford, Nick also had the chance to go to Duke or Georgetown, Zach was accepted into Cornell, and Nigel got into Johns Hopkins and Vanderbilt.
The brothers are also award-winning track and field stars.