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New Rochelle HS senior accepted to 17 colleges, including 5 Ivy Leagues

Rachel Rivera has been accepted to 17 colleges, including five Ivy Leagues.

News 12 Staff

Apr 22, 2021, 12:40 AM

Updated 1,156 days ago

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In this unprecedented year, a high school senior from New Rochelle has made a rare and remarkable accomplishment.
Rachel Rivera has been accepted to 17 colleges, including five Ivy Leagues.
She'll be a first-generation college student, and she's gotten full rides to almost every school.
She's now deciding between Stanford and Yale. She plans to study biomolecular science.
Rivera eventually hopes to be a cardiologist. She says she's inspired by how doctors have been so essential during the pandemic.


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