High school seniors around the country are busy deciding which college they will be attending in the fall, with most deciding between their top two or three choices. Antoinette Love, a high school senior from New Orleans, will have a tougher time deciding after being accepted to 115 different schools! While some college students have relied on scandalous means to gain their admission to college, Love has worked hard, not only receiving a record amount of acceptance letters but being offered more than $3.7 million in scholarship money.
Love told Fox 8 News she lost track of how many schools she applied to. “I started applying in September, and just kept applying and applying until my tiny mailbox at home was suddenly overflowing with letter after letter and dozens of scholarship offers,” she said. She told CNN she was overwhelmed by how many acceptance letters she began to receive. "At first I didn't think I was going to get this many, but then they just kept coming and I was like, 'Oh my gosh,'" Love said.
She's the oldest of five children and graduated with a 3.7 GPA. In addition to getting good grades, Love is also involved in a number of school organizations and clubs, is a member of the national honor society, the English honor society and holds down a part-time job. While she still hasn't decided which school she will ultimately attend, she told CNN that Louisiana State University, Valparaiso University, University of North Texas, Fisk University, Randolph University, Brandeis University, and Mississippi State University are all being considered. The teen told the news agency that her goal is to become a teacher. "I like influencing others to be good and be their best," Love said, before explaining that environmental science is her favorite subject in school. "I get to learn about the world and what's going on."
She also shared some personal advice to other students who wish to apply to a wide range of schools to see what their options are. Love told CNN that students should apply "through the Common Application as well as the Common Black Application." College applications can be expensive, so Love suggests looking for fee waivers and also applying to schools that don't charge an application fee.
Love will have to make her decision soon. She told CNN that she planned on doing some on-campus visits before making her final decision by May 1st. Regardless of what school she chooses, they will be lucky to have her.