La creme de la crème of university education in the world has picked 4 Kenyan girls to join the ranks of the best and brightest from all over the world on their campuses this summer. These celebrated girls are Sandra Mwangi, Victoria Kipngetich, Amy Miguna, and Awour Onguru. The highly coveted university admission letters from schools such as Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, Yale, Columbia, Cornell, University of Pennsylvania, Caltech, and Williams are part of the pile of acceptance letters these girls have received.
Admissions into these universities are very competitive with an admit rate of 4.5% to 11%. They also admit students who possess strong personal qualities and character that will educate and inspire others.
These brilliant young ladies have carved their names in the annals of exemplary young Kenyan women who have scaled the challenging admission process and proven they belong in the Ivy League of Universities.
Sandra from a public school, an alum of Alliance Girls High School, Victoria, a final year student at Brookhouse International Schools; Amy, final year at St Andrews, Turi; and Awour, a senior at ISK. Regardless of their different schools and curriculums, these girls have one thing in common: they had scores in the SAT (university admission exams) among the top 1% out of 2.2 million test takers globally in 2019.
Sandra scored an A in the 2019 KCSE exams. She is now admitted into 5 Ivy League schools including Harvard University (the oldest university in the USA) with an admission rate of 4.92%, Princeton University (the number 1 ranked university in the USA for the past decade), Yale University, Cornell University, and Columbia University, as well as, California Institute of Technology (CALTECH). Her dream is to become a civil engineer who will pave the way for a new method of maximizing the use of space in Africa and building sustainable cities on the continent. In addition, she received a scholarship from all the schools
Victoria is an aspiring economist and enterprising young woman. Her future aspiration is already heralded by her exceptional performance in her IGSCE exams- 9 A stars and 3 As in her GCE AS level exams. Victoria was admitted into the prestigious Yale University. She was among 2,304 admitted students out of 35,220 applicants worldwide. She also got into UPenn, Columbia, and Cornell; all Ivy League schools. She also got admitted to other top colleges like Williams and Pomona
An energetic and bright young lady, Awour has a heart for music and the arts. Her strong academic abilities pale compared to her love of social and community work. Her inspiring community work at the Kibera Slums (teaching an orchestra in the middle of the shacks) is awesome. She is heading to Yale University this summer with an envious financial aid package.
Amy also joins Awour at Yale university, but with a passion and focus for medicine and everything health. Such aspiration at this tender age is highly admirable. With a 1500 score out of 1600 in the SAT, Yale was captivated by her charisma and academic strength and her sense of duty to her community. Kudos to the #4 IVYLEAGUEGIRLS
All girls, regardless of such stunning qualities, admit that the process of applying to these schools could be cumbersome and tedious. They mentioned that an educational consultancy, AFEX Test Prep Ltd, assisted them, including 65 other students in Kenya and Ghana, in preparing for the SAT and applying to schools in the US and Canada on Scholarship. With more than 10 years of experience in assisting students to attain high scores in SAT exams and supporting applicants in applying to these top schools, AFEX has assisted over 500 students to place in different schools and assisted students in receiving scholarships of over $25 million in the 2019-2020 admission year.
KUDOS to our 65 students leaving for college from both KENYA and GHANA