Ronald Nelson had a difficult decision to make after he was accepted to every single Ivy League school in the United States, and turned every one of them down. MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts talks to the young man about why he decided to say no to the Ivy League.
He is a smart guy…
He’s headed to the University of Alabama, and the reason why is brilliant – University of Alabama was the one that offered him a full ride. It’s a debt-free graduation in his future. What a intelligent, young man.
It’s easy to see why Nelson got into UA’s honors program and every single Ivy League school.
As a student at Houston High School in Memphis, Tennessee, he has a 4.58 weighted GPA, has taken 15 AP courses, and achieved a 2260 out of 2400 on his SAT and a 34 out of 36 on his ACT. He’s the senior-class president of his high school, a National Merit Scholar and National Achievement Scholar, and a state-recognized alto saxophone player.
Congratulations Ronald! Hard work does pay off.