New Rochelle Student Accepted At 17 Top Colleges

A top student at New Rochelle High School is having a tough time deciding where to go to college. Rachel Rivera has been accepted to 17 colleges and universities, including five Ivy League schools.

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- A top student at New Rochelle High School is having a difficult time deciding where to go to college. And it's understandable because Rachel Rivera has been accepted to 17 colleges and universities, including five Ivy League schools. All of those offers came with scholarships. She's from the Bronx, and she's going to be the first in her family to go to college.

RACHEL RIVERA: My parents are very excited. Obviously, they had seen how hard I'd work throughout high school. And you know, it's really nice to see how everything paid off. But I was super grateful and really surprised.

I'm still trying to decide between Yale, Stanford, and Columbia. Those are definitely my top three.

- Rachel Rivera is the co-founder of a group which mentors younger students in science research. She hopes to become a cardiologist or a researcher.