Oakland Teen’s 5.0 GPA, 2100 SAT Score Lands Him Acceptance From Multiple Ivy Leagues

Source: Lilly Workneh / theGrio

When most people see 17-year-old Akintunde Ahmad, they find it hard to believe he has earned a 5.0 GPA, a 2100 SAT score and acceptance into almost every Ivy League school in the nation.

This is because Ahmad, who describes himself as a “street dude,” admits that he is often judged by his 6-foot-1 frame and waist-long dreads. In fact, the Oakland teen has been underestimated by his peers to the point where only cellphone images of his grades and test scores provide the most viable proof.

According to ABC, Ahmad — who attends Oakland Tech High in northern California — has been accepted into a number of prestigious schools including Yale, Brown, Columbia, Northwestern, the University of Southern California, UCLA and Howard, among others.

Aside from his exceptional academic record, Ahmad also plays three instruments and is a star athlete on his school’s baseball team. So much so, that he has even been approached by Yale about joining the university’s team.

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  • jittergirl25

    uh – you know GPA scores don’t go past 4.0, right? C’mon – if you need to exaggerate, find something not so easily verified.

    • pencyprep

      GPA on the high school level do go past 4.0. If one is getting As in their regular classes and getting As in their AP (advance placement) classes they are capable of getting a 5.0. I finished high school with over a 4.0 GPA.

    • TPower

      Its called AP classes, theyre waited more and if you get a’s in them you can get up to a 5

    • Robyn M

      How stupid are you?

  • BullCrap

    BS…I love how the grades on his phone show an A- yet he has a 5.0?


    Dude doesn’t even sound smart