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Ohio quadruplets accepted into Ivy League schools, including Harvard and Stanford, decide to attend Yale together

DECISION MADE: The brothers pose in their Yale T-shirts

A SET of quadruplets in Ohio who were all accepted into Ivy League schools have decided to attend Yale together.

Nigel, Zachary, Aaron and Nick Wade had all been accepted to Harvard, Yale and Duke, and were individually accepted to other schools as well.

At the time, all but Aaron had Yale as their top choice; Aaron was eyeing Stanford. Nick told the Washington Post that financial aid would have to be taken into consideration.

“Honestly, I’m a bit overwhelmed,” Nick said. “It’s been such a whirlwind these last few weeks.”

Ultimately, mum Kim Wade said sticking together was a big factor in deciding where her sons would go to school.

“It was a big deal for me that they stay together,” she told CNN. “We discussed it and the logistics of travel, and the support they will all have for each other… we decided as a family it’s the best place for all of them.”

While the four boys will be attending school together, Nick isn’t worried about establishing his own identity in their new environment.

“At Yale’s visiting days, we split up and didn’t really see each other,” he explained. “We quickly made our own groups and connections so I don’t think the whole quad identity thing will be an issue moving forward.”

Given the campus visit and the generous financial aid package, the brothers’ father, Darrin Wade, said the decision was clear. He told NBC that Yale was “the best decision all around.”


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