They’re going to Yale!
The Wade quadruplets, all of whom got into Harvard and Yale, and who had offers from a combined 59 colleges, will attend university together in the fall, they revealed exclusively to NBC News.
Yale offered all four brothers from Liberty Township, Ohio, an “extraordinary” financial aid package, which no other college could beat.
It was an easy decision for 18-year-old Nick, Zach and Nigel Wade. “The school treated us like family,” said Nigel the night before Deadline Day.
But Aaron Wade, who was also accepted to Stanford University, was torn.
“I absolutely enjoyed the people and the social environment and appreciated the strong arts and humanities at Yale,” he told NBC News.
Then he visited Stanford.
“There was a part of me that didn’t want to like the school because it would make my decision easy,” he said. “Alas, that didn’t happen. I loved it as well.”
“But at the end of the day, Yale made sense logistically — and it’s an amazing school,” said Aaron. “I don’t regret my decision even though right now it kind of feels like a sacrifice.”
‘It was the benchmark’
Nick clicked the online decision button first just before midnight on April 26; Nigel followed suit; Zach accepted Yale’s offer two days later. Aaron was last, “cutting it close” just hours before the May 1 deadline.
By attending the same school, their parents won’t be attending four different graduations in four years time.
“Yale won,” said their father, Darrin Wade, a senior staff software architect for General Electric, who was rooting for the Connecticut Ivy all along. “They made the best offer, and it was the benchmark for my sons.”
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SOURCE: NBC News, Susan Donaldson James