Can you imagine the Crouch household on December 15?
That’s the day that ALL FOUR of the Crouch quadruplets were accepted to Yale early action. Because Yale’s program is non-binding, each of them has applied to a handful of other top colleges as well, which they expect to hear from on April 1. According to the New York Times, financial aid will weigh heavily in their decision-making, as well as determining whether they want to continue their lifelong togetherness or branch out on their own.
Being only children, Ben and I don’t really get what it means to have a sibling. But over my years of college work, I’ve seen many siblings choose the same institution, and thrive. At Swarthmore, there have been the Russo twins, now both in (different) medical schools, and the Amazing Davis Sisters, known for their dazzling smiles, Jamaican lilts, and brilliant accomplishments. (Mitzie-Ann is now a Philadelphia ob-gyn, and Marissa and Marsha-Gail led post-Katrina service projects in New Orleans. But Marissa really wow’ed me by singing back-up for Bruce Springsteen at Obama’s inaugural concert at the Lincoln Memorial.) And to go way back to the 1970′s, I remember the Gross triplets at the University of New Hampshire – Maggie, Marianne, and Marie – who with their red hair were hardly inconspicuous, but who managed to forge separate groups of friends and identities.
So, readers out there who went to the same college as a sibling – what would you advise the Amazing Crouch Quads to do?