Korean American Student Accepted Into Top American Universities
D-Bo , June 4, 2015, 9:44 a.m.
A Korean high-school student has set the enviable record of attending both Harvard and Stanford universities. Sarah Kim (18), a senior at the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Virginia, was accepted by Harvard late last year and gained admission into Stanford, Cornell and MIT early this year.
Kim initially opted for Harvard, but Stanford wanted her too and struck a deal with Harvard to create a unique program for her. She will study at Stanford during her freshman and sophomore years and then at Harvard for her junior and senior years. She can then choose from which school she takes her bachelor's degree.
Sarah is the daughter of Kim Jung-wook, the managing director of Nexon Korea, a major shareholder of game developer NCsoft. Kim senior said his daughter's computer project for a programming contest hosted by MIT drew a lot of attention from Harvard and Stanford professors, making it possible for her to attend both top universities.