Student From Chicago School Gets Accepted Into 23 Historically Black Colleges

What a wonderful time to be young, black, and a future college student in America. A student at Chicago’s Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School has been accepted at 23 historically black colleges.

Ariyana Davis has already chosen to attend historically black Alcorn State University later this year, majoring in accounting. She had to choose from 24 colleges, 23 of which were HBCUs thanks to the Common Black College Application that allows students to apply to up to 50 of these institutions for just $35.

HBCUs “…are known for producing successful black professionals. It was important for me to go to an institution that feels like home,” the 18-year-old senior told ABC News.

Additionally, Davis was offered a total of $300,000 in financial aid from all the schools.

“I’ve seen her grow, and change, and mature and now that she has this goal for after high school…she went for it,” Julianne Alvarado, the school’s learning resource coordinator, told ABC News.

“She’s very well organized and follows through with things,” Alvarado added.

On her decision to attend Alcorn State, Davis said:

“I love the family-oriented environment and close-knitted community, and the opportunity they will provide to me when I join the honors courses.”

Congrats to Ariyana Davis!