Baldwin Park High School senior Cesar Arevalo, who didn’t speak English at age 5 when his family came to the U.S. from El Salvador, has received letters of acceptance from 11 of the 12 colleges to which he applied, including six Ivy League heavy-hitters.
Arevalo, 18, who plans to become an engineer, was accepted at Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Columbia, Brown, Dartmouth, UC Santa Barbara, UC Berkeley, UC San Diego, UCLA and Stanford.
His only rejection: MIT. Arevalo, 18, announced Friday during an interview with KIIS-FM’s Ryan Seacrest that he is leaning toward Stanford. Next week, he will visit several of the Ivy League schools that are courting him.