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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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Guadalupe Ruiz (3 days ago)
is that kid retarded lmao
liam niew (6 days ago)
negro....
Steven Wang (10 days ago)
Seems super smart but I did pick up a grammar mistake. “Me and my family”
Ig (14 days ago)
Full ride is the reason.
fruitoson (21 days ago)
4. WHAT NOW
Greg (1 month ago)
He could have gotten a full ride to a better school though
StoptheNWOplz (1 month ago)
I got accepted to Yale, still keep the letter, went to a random school, and I still make way over 6 figs, doesn't matter where you go to school.
Jono Blake (1 month ago)
I would figuratively kill to go to an Ivy League and this guy just passed up on the opportunity?
Chrissy B (1 month ago)
I feel as though there should be a full scholarship for anyone who gets into all 8 schools. Damn!
Toney Chappell (1 month ago)
Roll Tide!
Ashley Millen (1 month ago)
I wasnt aware real schools went beyond a 4.0 gpa
Brian (2 months ago)
If you were Asian with that GPA and test scores...you wouldn't have had a chance at Harvard/Yale
Arthur Dent (2 months ago)
Student loans...
fakiirification (2 months ago)
probably a better education at alabama anyway. ivy leagues are ez. you pretty much get a free ride once you get in. professors change grades to make you look better and themselves by reflection, etc. you get a far better education at a state school where professors dont have an image to uphold.
Udyog Pati (3 months ago)
Waste of money... Why spend all money on applying to other 8 schools? All they want is money.
Zack Asante (3 months ago)
Ivy's bunch of bullshit . Here comes a young man who doesn't give in on the liberal shit .
Daniel (3 months ago)
While some are getting rejected by theses schools he is rejecting them
Benjamin Jooste (3 months ago)
Alabama? Probably wanted to stay with his cousin.
Ayana Fletcher (3 months ago)
Yes!!! Another one. My friend Mubarak got into the University of Alabama this is cool
Get Lit (3 months ago)
Damn 4.58 GPA??? It’s a struggle to try to get a 4. I’m in NJHS and the best I can do is 3.98 😭
Ty Jordan (3 months ago)
Yes
dough nut (3 months ago)
This comment section is absolutely miserable
Vandana Shukla (3 months ago)
He is an idiot to reject Harvard
Dennis Vu (3 months ago)
Hopefully it worked out for him. Some companies only recruit from top universities. I got a job at a VC firm out of Stanford that paid me well over 100k...at 22 years old, insane. That VC firm only recruited from Stanford or UC Berkeley
Henry Su (3 months ago)
OK SO FOR MOST OF YOU OUT THERE, IF UR ACCEPTED INTO LIKE HARVARD.. GO OK LIKE JUST GO, THEY ARE BETTER THEN A LOT OF COLLEGES AND IF YOU WANT A GOOD JON THEN THIS WILL HELP
Dialgavspalkia (3 months ago)
Entitled fuck
nut (3 months ago)
Dialgavspalkia he couldn’t afford to go
Merry Christmas (3 months ago)
Probably not the best school to go to unless you're playing a sport or white.
Patrick L (3 months 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 months 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
Nute Gunray (4 months 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 (4 months ago)
What a fucktard
Chantel Swaggerson (3 months ago)
nut choose*** :)
Chantel Swaggerson (3 months ago)
nut I'm not jealous lmao I made this comment before I watched the video sksksksks fuck off
nut (3 months ago)
Chantel Swaggerson jealous??? He didn’t chose any of them because he couldn’t afford it
Eden (4 months ago)
Got a higher GPA 😎 My sat is trash though
Alexis Gomez (4 months 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 Peep Topic (4 months ago)
I demand he be president!!!!!
Dr.Kermit (4 months ago)
Humbleness I like it!
Bumnapper Fannyfartle (4 months ago)
4.58 gpa and valedictorian? Our valedictorian has a 5.0
Lightningmagean (4 months ago)
Eyyy he freed up a position for several people on the waitlists ESKETITTTT
Lightningmagean (4 months 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 (4 months 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 (4 months ago)
Well there goes my self esteem
MoneyShot (4 months ago)
Good choice indeed! Saved his parents $200k and years of stress.
666zlatan666 (4 months ago)
He likes dumb chics
Alejandro Baguer (4 months ago)
What a fucking champ
jond2614 (4 months ago)
Thats because he has a brain. Debt is not a good logical option.
Abril Rodriguez Diaz (4 months ago)
This is so sweet. I can't 😭... This is so, incredibly selfless
Jummy Chang (4 months 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 (4 months ago)
wait did he go to houston high school?
DJ StaRyu (4 months 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 (4 months ago)
WHAT
Cameron Thompson (4 months ago)
Fuck this guy
Kailee Nuckles (4 months ago)
He’s the smartest!!! Roll tide!!!
Dylan Shine (4 months 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 (4 months ago)
I wonder if hes actually smart or he just works his ass off
CrazyNigga678 (4 months ago)
Ivy league schools are trash. Hamburger U, Clown College, and Brazzers U are the best.
Marth Daul (5 months 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 (5 months 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 (5 months ago)
Dislikes??.. Lol Haters!!🗣🗣 Great job young man!
buttgoo magoo (5 months ago)
Is he going to grambling
Michelle Tom (5 months ago)
Plot twist: he chooses Stanford
Jack Meoff (5 months ago)
Ivy League schools are so overrated. Nowadays they’re filled with unqualified minority students.
Bro Cooking With Jay (5 months 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 (5 months 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 (5 months ago)
When are people going to realize that going to an Ivy League school does not guarantee you a high paying job
purefatdude2 (4 months 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 (4 months 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 (4 months 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 (5 months ago)
Richest man I know didnt even go to college
Valerie Mcneal (5 months ago)
People on here need to shut up, this young american Man, saved his parents nearly $200,000 🇺🇸😁
purefatdude2 (4 months ago)
lol liking your own comment. All i need to say.
Valerie Mcneal (4 months ago)
purefatdude2 haters gonna hate, z😋
purefatdude2 (4 months 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 (5 months ago)
When employers require you to have a master degree, they never ask if its from an ivy leauge.
Andrew Schulz (5 months ago)
Absolutely the right choice.
Pembis (5 months 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.!!!! (5 months ago)
I am a freshman at houston high school at Germantown tn
Gezo (5 months ago)
Now that's purple gangster.
Prince Matthews TV (5 months ago)
I'm currently facing a very similar delimma at the graduate level. I guess it's a "good" problem to have...
SomeoneNamed Me (5 months ago)
Nice choice.
VaShaun (5 months ago)
Roll Tide Bitch😈😈
Kreate (5 months ago)
Very smart decision from a very smart man. Kudos to him, I know he'll do well.
Samantha Ramirez (5 months ago)
Rip but smart kid! Full rides are your best friend
WheelBite (5 months ago)
Smart decision, why end up in a shit ton of debt when you can go somewhere else for free
purefatdude2 (4 months 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 (5 months ago)
Students like himself shouldn't have to worry about paying for any college he gets accepted to ,smh
mikayla (5 months 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 (5 months 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 (5 months ago)
People with perfect standardized test scores getting rejected though
purefatdude2 (4 months ago)
because standardized test isn't everything
finn bell (5 months ago)
whigger. plain and simple
dave james (5 months 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 (4 months ago)
L.O.L. hahaha. Somebody is genius.
dave james (5 months 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 (5 months ago)
Good decision! No need to take on needless debt.
Burned Aura (5 months ago)
Tbh I would do the same too lol
purefatdude2 (4 months ago)
and this is probably why you don't get accepted to ivies. They have a high yield rate for a reason.
Livve O (5 months ago)
I'm so proud of this young man
Daniel Reyes (5 months ago)
College is the biggest scam.
purefatdude2 (4 months ago)
Nope. I learned more in college than the entirety of high school, middle school, and elementary school.
A Z (5 months ago)
Ya gotta pay to play
Billy Ray (5 months ago)
Sad if you really think about it
Freecheese (5 months ago)
How do you get a 4.58 GPA out of 4.0 ?
purefatdude2 (4 months ago)
weighted GPA. His 4.58 GPA doesn't mean anything. They put it up there to impress people.
Xingzhi Zhao (5 months 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 (5 months ago)
College is overpriced and overinflated good for him
Nicholas Tu (5 months ago)
bruh what you can literally get full rides to any school if you truly cant afford it
nuke018 (5 months ago)
not all heroes wear capes
David Diaz (5 months ago)
Should have launched a crowdfunding campaign... would have raised a cool million.
Joe T (5 months ago)
Ivy League is over rated!
CodyORB (5 months ago)
College admissions should be race blind.
El Angel (5 months 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 (5 months ago)
How the fuck could he not get a full ride at those schools as a minority?! Lmfaoooo sucks

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