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With Just One Application, Chicago Teen Accepted to 22 Colleges

A Chicago-area teenager has been accepted to 22 colleges, WLS reports.

Ariyana Davis, a senior at Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School, was also awarded $300,000 in scholarships.

“”It was a pretty amazing experience. I’ve made so many friends,” Davis said. “I’ve been friendly with so many teachers, and I’ve gotten a lot of support from the entire school.”

Davis, who plans to major in accounting, used just one college application to obtain admission and scholarships to the universities.

“I used the Common Black app, which is a website where students can apply to HBCUs where you can apply to up to 50 colleges,” Davis said.

According to the Common Black Application’s website, aspiring college students can apply to any number of 50 HBCUs at the same time for just $35. To date, more than 100,000 students from the U.S., Africa, South America and the Caribbean have completed the application, the website states.

Davis will be heading to Mississippi’s Alcorn State University in the fall. Upon her completion at the institution, Davis says she would like to pursue her master’s degree at the University of Illinois.

She also has some advice for those looking to achieve the same success.

“Do what you have to do so that you can do what you want to do,” she said. Congrats on the awesome news!


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