A senior at Oakland Mills High School, Eduardo Marin, has been accepted into Yale University.
Founded in 1701, Yale is one of eight Ivy League colleges in the United States. The U.S. Department of Education states that Yale has a mere 6% acceptance rate, so being accepted into an Ivy League school is a big deal.
Eduardo was not expecting to get accepted at Yale. When asked if he had ever imagined himself going to an Ivy League school, he replied “Not really, I just applied and I got in. Everyone should at least try, you know? You have to shoot your shot.” Wise words from the soon-to-be Ivy League scholar.
The University of Maryland College Park was Eduardo’s original plan; however, after getting accepted into Yale, he quickly made the decision to go Ivy League. He plans on majoring in Environmental Sciences in order to pursue a career as an urban planner or an environmental consultant.
When asked about his plans for the college experience and his expectations, Eduardo stated, “I really have none. My plan is just to stay humble and try to enjoy it.”
Eduardo says his main source of support and motivation is his parents. “They have always been great supporters.”
A piece of advice that Eduardo wants to pass on to underclassmen is that “A lot of people stress about their GPA, but honestly, what I’ve noticed is that a lot of colleges just want to see you do what you’re passionate about. The most important thing to do is to do what you really like and push for it. That’s what really sets you apart from all the other applicants.”
Getting into one of the best colleges in the world is an astonishing achievement. Oakland Mills is proud and honored to have been able to call future bulldog, Eduardo Marin, a Scorpion.