Triplets Malik, Ahmad and Khalil Jones are seniors are Georgetown Day School in Washington, D.C. and have a major decision to make within the next couple of weeks. The student athletes, who all have a 3.7 GPA, need to decide which Ivy school to attend. Right now it’s a toss up between Columbia University or the University of Pennsylvania.

The brothers credit their parents for instilling the value of an education in them, but they also credit each other for keeping the competition tough.

Check out their interview below:

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  • NWBL

    These young men went to a pricey, exclusive prep school. A 3.7 average is very good butdoes not a viable Penn or Columbia candidate make without the power of affirmative action. And what were their board scores, recommendations, and extracuriculars? My white child who attended public school had a 3.6 and through the ceiling board scores. Great recommendations & extracurriculars. He was told that he was in a competitive but not sure-fire position for very good schools like U Michigan, USC, and U Va. He did fine but certainly didn’t get in everywhere. His sister had a 4.4 GPA (AP courses equate to a 5) and all her credentials were stellar. She is a published author at 18. She was accepted at Yale & Stanford, waitlisted at Brown, and rejected from Harvard. A friend’s white daughter had a 3.95, Captain of 2 sports teams president of the debate club, did charity work, too. Rejected from Tufts University, got accepted at Middlebury in VT. And the list goes on. Let’s not play games here. When all races are filing color-blind applications, the playing field will be level.

    • Amir

      Sour grapes. These young men deserve your admiration, not your scorn. If its true that the apples don’t fall far from the tree, it’s no wonder your kids are having a tough time.