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Google hires AAPI teen rejected from 16 colleges

Google has hired an Asian American high school graduate who was rejected from 16 out of the 18 colleges he applied to.

According to ABC 7 Chicago, 18-year-old Stanley Zhong, a 2023 graduate of Gunn High School in Palo Alto, started work at Google this week. Last spring, he had been rejected from nearly all the colleges he applied to.

Zhong had a 3.97 grade point average and a 4.42 weighted GPA along with a 1590 out of 1600 on the SATs, The Daily Mail reports. He was only accepted at the University of Texas and the University of Maryland.

According to ABC 7 Chicago, he was denied by: MIT, Carnegie Mellon, Stanford, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UCSD, UCSB, UC Davis, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Cornell University, University of Illinois, University of Michigan, Georgia Tech, Caltech, University of Washington and University of Wisconsin.

“Oh, well, some of them were certainly expected. You know, Stanford, MIT, you know, it’s, it is what it is, right?…Some of the state schools I really thought, you know, I had a good chance and turns out a bit of a chance I had, I didn’t get in,” Zhong told ABC 7 Chicago.

Zhong intended to enroll at the University of Texas until he got the Google offer. He’s not sure what his future college plans will be but he isn’t ruling college out completely.

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