NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The Quad Squad are now college graduates.
The Wade quadruplets, who were awarded financial packages to attend Yale University four years ago, all graduated from the Ivy League school last month, according to People.
Born minutes apart, the Wade brothers -- Aaron, Nick, Zach and Nigel -- are from the Cincinnati suburb of Liberty Township. In 2017 they were accepted into 59 universities, including Harvard, Duke, Yale and Stanford, according to People. They decided to stick together and headed to New Haven, Connecticut to attend Yale.
Technically, only three of the brothers, now 22, were able to turn their tassels this spring.
According to “Today,” Nick Wade graduated with a degree in political science, with a minor in Arabic; Zach Wade had a double-major degree in chemical engineering and economics; and Nigel Wade received his degree in molecular, cellular and developmental biology.
Aaron Wade, who shared a ceremonial graduation ceremony with his brothers, will spend one more semester at Yale to complete his senior thesis, Today reported. He is majoring in computer science and psychology.
While they attended the same school, the brothers rarely connected during the school year.
“I wouldn’t just be walking on the street and just be like, ‘Oh hey, there’s my brother,’” Aaron Wade told People. “When that happened, I would be shook. I’d be like, ‘Oh my God, I completely forgot that you go to this school.’”
“In high school, we all knew the same people. So in a sense, that didn’t allow us to divert as much as we might’ve wanted to,” Nick Wade told People. “But in college, because there’s so many different types of people, and we had so many different diverse interests, I think we were able to carve our paths in our own way.”
In fact, the brothers only overlapped in one class, when Aaron and Nigel took “Psychology and the Good Life,” according to “Today.” Even then, the large class size -- 2,000 students -- required that lectures had to be were recorded.
“So even though I was technically in this class, we were often not in the same building for it,” Aaron Wade told “Today.”
The graduates will now be heading in different directions.
As they begin this new chapter, the 22-year-old quadruplets have impressive next steps.
“Zach will be out in San Francisco at Goldman Sachs, and Nick is at Goldman in New York City, but living in New Jersey, and Nigel is doing research in New Haven,” Aaron Wade told “Today.” “It feels like an extension of our Yale experience, so I imagine that the frequency with which we see each other will be the same.”
Aaron Wade said he will officially graduate in December and move to New York City to work for Google.
“For a long time, it felt like we were all a singular collective unit of a protagonist in the same show,” he told “Today.” “Now, oh my God. I just get to sit back and flip through the channels in each of my brother’s lives and be like, ‘Whoa, he’s doing this and this.’ It was just cool to brag like, ‘Oh, I have three brothers, and they’re all so smart and talented.’”
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