Four times the talent! A set of Ohio-based quadruplets are celebrating after graduating from Yale University.
The Daily Mail is reporting the story of Aaron, Nick, Zach, and Nigel Wade, who all went to the storied Ivy League university and graduated not that long ago.
While growing up, the Wades were known as “The Quads,” and it wasn’t until they got to Yale that they were finally able to “branch out” and strike on their own.
“In high school, we all knew the same people. So in a sense, that didn’t allow us to divert as much as we might’ve wanted to,” said Nick. “But in college, because there are so many different types of people, and we had so many different diverse interests, I think we were able to carve our paths in our own way.”
In fact, the quadruplets were so set on forging different paths that they didn’t even have any introductory classes together. One set of brothers had one class together throughout the four years of their matriculation.
It wasn’t guaranteed that they’d be going to the same school, either. Though they all got into both Harvard and Yale, they got acceptance letters from nearly 60 schools in total. However, their father said that “Yale won out” because it had the nicest alumni and “offered the best package.”
The quadruplets all said that they were going into different fields because of their diverse interests. Nick, for his part, studied political science and Arabic — and he and his brother, Zach, both got jobs at Goldman Sachs. However, Nick will be in New York City, and Zach will be in San Francisco.
Meanwhile, Aaron is working on his senior thesis and already has lined up a job at Google. Nigel, on the other hand, is medical school-bound.
Congratulations are in order for the Wade quadruplets!