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Student Accepted to Every Ivy League School Chooses to Attend None of Them

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Ronald Nelson chose to attend the University of Alabama; many say his choice shows how smart he really is.
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Dialgavspalkia (2 hours ago)
Entitled fuck
Merry Christmas (4 hours ago)
Probably not the best school to go to unless you're playing a sport or white.
Patrick L (1 day ago)
Just because you go to a good school does not mean you will be successful. I am sure he made the best decision for himself
Athallah Arsyaf (3 days ago)
You see this could never happen in Universities in Indonesia, its the University that picks the student not the other way around. Plus you can only apply to one most of the time
Jek Tono Porkins (3 days ago)
I and many other people have the exact same scores as him and are in my extracurriculars like marching band, but we would probably get into 0 or 1 Ivy League. I think it's affirmative action.
Chantel Swaggerson (3 days ago)
What a fucktard
Eden (4 days ago)
Got a higher GPA 😎 My sat is trash though
Alexis Gomez (4 days ago)
In the end, the university you go to doesn’t matter to employers and you are just left with Student Loans which you end up bitching about when you graduate. It Only matters when your headed off to law school or to be a doctor, etc.
Lil Pozo (5 days ago)
I demand he be president!!!!!
Dr.Kermit (7 days ago)
Humbleness I like it!
Philip Myass (7 days ago)
4.58 gpa and valedictorian? Our valedictorian has a 5.0
Lightningmagean (9 days ago)
Eyyy he freed up a position for several people on the waitlists ESKETITTTT
Lightningmagean (9 days ago)
The problem is that while it is expensive initially, once you get a big ticket job, you can get rid of the debt much faster than most can. That’s the difference here. Still, I respect his decision
Michael Zhou (11 days ago)
I'd just like to clarify some things about colleges. Ivies aren't cheap, but they also offer the most financial aid. For my brother's case, going to an ivy was cheaper than an in-state public school that offered him 10,000$ in financial aid annually. If the kid in the video was really poor, I assure you at least 1 of the ivies offered him nearly a full ride to where he's paying no more than 10k annually. And to people who think ivies aren't really that amazing, the statistics dont lie. The average income of people who graduate from ivies is usually 90k+, which is literally 30k more than the avg. That means you're already paying off ur debt. It also does matter for jobs, ivies give so much more opportunity. When u look at the people at big successful businesses, you see a majority from ivies. Businesses like goldman sachs literally recruit from top-level universities, including ivies plus ppl at like NYU stanford and etc. You dont see ppl from a place like university of alabama. However, im not ragging the guy in the video's choice. A courseload at ivies is REALLY difficult. Kids who make 95+ in all their classes now make averages of B's. Plus, it still is more expensive than alabama. However, ppl must see that ivies really are often worth it.
i like tacos (11 days ago)
Well there goes my self esteem
MoneyShot (14 days ago)
Good choice indeed! Saved his parents $200k and years of stress.
666zlatan666 (17 days ago)
He likes dumb chics
What a fucking champ
jond2614 (20 days ago)
Thats because he has a brain. Debt is not a good logical option.
Abril Rodriguez Diaz (20 days ago)
This is so sweet. I can't 😭... This is so, incredibly selfless
Jummy Chang (24 days ago)
He should be thankful he got in because he’s fucking BLACK. In reality none of those skool wanted him, they sent him acceptance letters TO AVOID LAWSUIT. If ivys wanted him he’d be there right now, trust me. End of this video, I still don’t give a fuck about this person.
Diamond C (25 days ago)
wait did he go to houston high school?
DJ StaRyu (26 days ago)
someone shud parody this and make a video where ivy league admissions are looking at ronald's decision to attend/not attend HAHAHA...
Allie Lon (27 days ago)
Cameron Thompson (29 days ago)
Fuck this guy
Kailee Nuckles (1 month ago)
He’s the smartest!!! Roll tide!!!
Dylan Shine (1 month ago)
It depends on what kind of grad school and profession he wants to pursue later. If he wanted to go into Law, Business, or Medicine then Alabama would put him at a certain disadvantage
Brandon Key (1 month ago)
I wonder if hes actually smart or he just works his ass off
CrazyNigga678 (1 month ago)
Ivy league schools are trash. Hamburger U, Clown College, and Brazzers U are the best.
Slade Johnson (1 month ago)
An Ivy League professor once told one of my teachers that he can’t say that you’ll get a better education, but you will be able to say you went to an Ivy League school
Dr. Manhattan (1 month ago)
They never said what he wanted to pursue. That makes a big difference. A lawyer/business? Definitely should have gone to Harvard. An English/Music teacher? Yeah, Alabama was smart.
Box Gaming (1 month ago)
Dislikes??.. Lol Haters!!🗣🗣 Great job young man!
buttgoo magoo (1 month ago)
Is he going to grambling
Michelle Tom (1 month ago)
Plot twist: he chooses Stanford
Jack Meoff (1 month ago)
Ivy League schools are so overrated. Nowadays they’re filled with unqualified minority students.
Bro Cooking With Jay (1 month ago)
Pretty sure they don’t care if he rejected them. Now I hear their is collusion between the admissions offices at these schools. Now that’s interesting.
Carl Marl (1 month ago)
Sounds like a bad choice. If my kid had the chance to go to Harvard and he fucking rejected it for fucking University of Alabama, I'd be so pissed. I'd have picked up another job and worked day and night for all the money I can get to support his education. Unbelievable. But I guess someone like him will find his own way.
Mental Child (1 month ago)
When are people going to realize that going to an Ivy League school does not guarantee you a high paying job
purefatdude2 (1 month ago)
better education is debate is you just focus on taking classes. But interactions to top researchers (aka nobel laureates)? I consider that pretty good education.
Mental Child (1 month ago)
purefatdude2 I wouldn’t say Ivy League schools have a better education, but I do agree that you have a better chance of getting a job because people like Ivy leagues for the brand, It looks better to graduate from an Ivy League rather than Alabama
purefatdude2 (1 month ago)
When are people going to realize that going to ivy league has better education and higher chance of getting a job than state schools.
Robert Abrams (1 month ago)
Richest man I know didnt even go to college
Valerie Mcneal (1 month ago)
People on here need to shut up, this young american Man, saved his parents nearly $200,000 🇺🇸😁
purefatdude2 (1 month ago)
lol liking your own comment. All i need to say.
Valerie Mcneal (1 month ago)
purefatdude2 haters gonna hate, z😋
purefatdude2 (1 month ago)
LOL $200,000. Jokes on you, Harvard is free for all families that has net income less than 65k. Ofc he his family is rich, then yeah, he did save them 200k. Saving rich people money, yep, that's what we need.
Buttery Skater (1 month ago)
When employers require you to have a master degree, they never ask if its from an ivy leauge.
Andrew Schulz (1 month ago)
Absolutely the right choice.
Igor G. (1 month ago)
Applications cost around $60 in average, he applied to 8 colleges/universities , 80×6=$480 He spent $480 to prove a point
Smart kid
CLASH WITH H.P.!!!! (1 month ago)
I am a freshman at houston high school at Germantown tn
Gezo (1 month ago)
Now that's purple gangster.
Prince Matthews TV (1 month ago)
I'm currently facing a very similar delimma at the graduate level. I guess it's a "good" problem to have...
SomeoneNamed Me (1 month ago)
Nice choice.
VaShaun (1 month ago)
Roll Tide Bitch😈😈
Kreate (1 month ago)
Very smart decision from a very smart man. Kudos to him, I know he'll do well.
Samantha Ramirez (1 month ago)
Rip but smart kid! Full rides are your best friend
WheelBite ASMR (1 month ago)
Smart decision, why end up in a shit ton of debt when you can go somewhere else for free
purefatdude2 (1 month ago)
Harvard is free for any family that make less than 65k. He isn't necessary going to be in debt going to ivy league. Similarly, he isn't debt free going to state school.
Jonathan Guerreri (1 month ago)
Students like himself shouldn't have to worry about paying for any college he gets accepted to ,smh
mikayla (1 month ago)
Haha currently making similar choices to this with grad school in mind. Choosing a less expensive school for undergrad is a great idea!!
plupap (1 month ago)
That’s good for him, but there’s plenty of Asians or White people at my school who have way better grades or test scores but don’t get accepted into Ivy League schools...
FormlessGeometry (1 month ago)
People with perfect standardized test scores getting rejected though
purefatdude2 (1 month ago)
because standardized test isn't everything
finn bell (1 month ago)
whigger. plain and simple
dave james (1 month ago)
The ivys are among the wealthiest corporations in America. They won't give you an education by their professors, as they prefer to use free labor supplied by the grad students, who just got their lunch cut by Trump, inc. But they will give you a ticket to the elite class, so that you can do their bidding. Don't worry, they will pay you generously when you sell them your soul. You can always buy it back later, as long as they get their 13% return on their investment! https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_wealthiest_organizations
purefatdude2 (1 month ago)
L.O.L. hahaha. Somebody is genius.
dave james (1 month ago)
He will get a better education this way. They don't educate undergrads at the ivys. The t.a.'s (who are not trained educators, btw) teach almost all the classes, while the faculty does research, which gets sold to industry. The undergrads are expected to educate themselves (which is why they only accept really motivated, intelligent self-starters who they know can still graduate with good grades and keep the overall gpa up even when no one is teaching them). The undergrads are meant to fend for themselves and foot the bill. Don't kid yourself- these are private corporations that use their reputation for profit. Boycott the ivys. Go to your local and state colleges. That is where people who truly want to educate go to work. Those who get recruited to teach at the ivys are brought there for their reputation and ability to generate income and interest, and has nothing to do with their ability to educate. Stop footing the bill for these private corporations! Anyone want to know what Yale's endowment is? I'll tell you. It's $27.2 BILLION. Yes, with a 'B'. https://news.yale.edu/2017/10/10/investment-return-113-brings-yale-endowment-value-272-billion
ProDanTech (1 month ago)
Good decision! No need to take on needless debt.
Burned Aura (1 month ago)
Tbh I would do the same too lol
purefatdude2 (1 month ago)
and this is probably why you don't get accepted to ivies. They have a high yield rate for a reason.
Livve O (1 month ago)
I'm so proud of this young man
Daniel Reyes (1 month ago)
College is the biggest scam.
purefatdude2 (1 month ago)
Nope. I learned more in college than the entirety of high school, middle school, and elementary school.
Adam Zondon (1 month ago)
Ya gotta pay to play
Nam Le (1 month ago)
Sad if you really think about it
Freecheese (1 month ago)
How do you get a 4.58 GPA out of 4.0 ?
purefatdude2 (1 month ago)
weighted GPA. His 4.58 GPA doesn't mean anything. They put it up there to impress people.
Xingzhi Zhao (1 month ago)
An asian with the same resume. Hehe, just the SAT score alone is enough for the ivy league schools to throw the application into the trashcan.
Osca Carrillo (1 month ago)
College is overpriced and overinflated good for him
Nicholas Tu (1 month ago)
bruh what you can literally get full rides to any school if you truly cant afford it
nuke018 (1 month ago)
not all heroes wear capes
David Diaz (1 month ago)
Should have launched a crowdfunding campaign... would have raised a cool million.
Joe T (1 month ago)
Ivy League is over rated!
CodyORB (1 month ago)
College admissions should be race blind.
Ssgss Vegeta (1 month ago)
He could have gone to Harvard if he wanted to but is his choice for going where he wants to go
Anyweather Never ever (1 month ago)
How the fuck could he not get a full ride at those schools as a minority?! Lmfaoooo sucks
Bro Cooking With Jay (1 month ago)
Hmmm interesting decision. All I can say is getting a free ride through any college isn’t a bad idea.
ezejavii241 (1 month ago)
He did the right thing, cuz then he will be like every other smart kid paying student loans with a good job.
purefatdude2 (1 month ago)
Joey Carrillo (1 month ago)
251 dislikes do?
Alex Gonzales (1 month ago)
Wonder why didn't apply for a bunch of scholarships to help pay 🤔🤔🤔🤔
Talton Hall (1 month ago)
Get your degree for free or have to take out loans Easy choice to me and he made the right decision if you ask me.
purefatdude2 (1 month ago)
Going to ivies doesn't necessary mean you have to take out for loans.
Raoul Duke (1 month ago)
Roll Tide
CCsplash (1 month ago)
why would he waste his money applying to all of those schools just to not attend them?
Wang Chung (1 month ago)
This dude was proven to cheat his SAT 😂 So yeah I wouldn't wanna be around Ivy League students to call me out either.
Brain Ramirez (1 month ago)
Bro harvard bitch
Yishkah's dream (1 month ago)
White people: but but he is african american they suppose to have low IQs!!!
wahoo strike (1 month ago)
A very good example to the younger generation please follow his lead
Skinnydude (1 month ago)
His life is miserable probably has no Social life and studies all day
Life Of Mxsti (1 month ago)
this was a great decision he is going to study for free :)
Ahmed G. (1 month ago)
Who cares college is dumb. "Get straight A's so you can get a job.." Or take risks and get rich
purefatdude2 (1 month ago)
That is true, you should not go to top school for a lot of debt. However, it is a common misconception because top schools are very generous with financial aid. The price tag is rarely the price you pay. In addition, a lot of jobs requires a college education because of the advanced topics. It really isn't about what you want to do, it is about networking and making connections. You can be the smartest person in the world and not get hired by microsoft, and yet a person with a friend in microsoft will have a better chance than you getting into microsoft. It is all about connections. Going to a top school, companies come to your school and speak to you. There, you have the ability to express your strength.
Ahmed G. (1 month ago)
purefatdude2 Yes, you are correct in that statement. I am only saying that it is not essential. What good is that well paying job when you owe that top college hundreds of thousands of dollars? Plus, if you already know what you are doing and have a direct plan that does not involve college, then it becomes more of a distraction than an opportunity.
purefatdude2 (1 month ago)
Yes, he did. But look at Tesla's and SpaceX's top employment locations. Yes, if you show that you have the ability, then yeah you get employed. The problem is showing that ability. You get a lot more opportunity to show that ability at a top college.
Ahmed G. (1 month ago)
purefatdude2 Yes Elon Musk graduated but he himself has stated that he does not care about your college degree, as long as you have something to show for you ability.
purefatdude2 (1 month ago)
even then, a lot of billionaires like elon musk and trump did finish. Other billionaires dropped out of top schools. The fact that they are in those top schools means they are smart and hard working enough. How many billionaires are high school drops outs? Exactly. Also, people who get straight As in college get paid exactly the same as people who get half Bs and half As. Stop making up shit if you never attended college lmao.
Inderdeep Singh (1 month ago)
He also gets to watch some of the best college football in the nation
Maui Caui (1 month ago)
Dumbass. Ivy league gets you a great job.
purefatdude2 (1 month ago)
I mean, he is right. Ivy league increases the chance of jobs.
Nolan Johnson (1 month ago)
Maui Caui guarantee you aren’t/ didn’t go to an ivy
High5 (1 month ago)
Wouldn't blame him at all, University are laughable expensive now. I just hope he keeps himself out of trouble and works towards a degree that actually pays.
mvjaws (1 month ago)
Why Alabama
Kobe Bryant (1 month ago)
If he was not black, he’d be rejecting but since he’s black, he’s in 😂
sammy50001 (1 month ago)
Sounds like a good decision to not get into $XXX,XXX debt. But why did he even apply if he's just going to reject them? And why is this even on the news? AND WHY IS YOUTUBE RECOMMENDING THIS TO ME???
K (2 months ago)
First he wasn't conducting his HS band as he was on the left. He also isn't smart for saving $200k when he would have most likely attended a school that would repay him 10x in what would be most likely two years. Way to stay local in a region lacking proper education and offering oppression. I love a liberal outlet making this a story... sad.
K (1 month ago)
Tatara RR average first year graduate of an ivy league school salary is 6 figures. living modestly and you are paying off debt in year 1 or 2.
the dankest (1 month ago)
K what?? You sound like a moron
Professor Areson (1 month ago)
This sounds like it was written by someone who didnt get into Ivy league school and had to go to a public university and now doesn’t make any money so he is sad at someone throwing away an easy way to success even though a big name school does not guarantee you anything.
Tatara RR (1 month ago)
K By repaying 10x, you mean student loans? Which he can be in debt for maybe the rest of his life?
TheTechCguy (2 months ago)
I still look past all of that and look only at what kind of people I deal with.
Andrew Delarosa (2 months ago)
I'm so glad I dropped out of college... today I manage 3 websites racking in 5k a month in sales! Blessed 👌🏼
purefatdude2 (28 days ago)
Business can also go down. Good luck though! I wish nothing but the best for you.
Andrew Delarosa (28 days ago)
purefatdude2 this is business dude, I’m been doing this for 2 years and about business it can go up and up
purefatdude2 (1 month ago)
Lol that is 60k a year. Full stack web dev pays wayy more than that.
Tsui Kit Ho (2 months ago)
What's the point of even applying to all Ivys then? Pft
Skull Exyle (2 months ago)
Why would your parents pay for your education fucking white people

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