Houston Teen Gets Accepted To All 20 Top Universities He Applied To — And His Reaction Is Priceless

17-year-old Michael Brown, a senior at Lamar High School in Houston, Texas, has just achieved the astounding and elusive “sweep”: Brown was accepted into every one of the top 20 universities he applied to, which includes all eight of the country’s Ivy League institutions.

Brown was offered a full ride to all of the colleges, through a combination of financial- and merit-based scholarships.

What did it take for Brown to achieve this impressive feat? According to the New York Times, “Mr. Brown had a 4.68 grade point average when he applied to college, an SAT score of 1540 out of 1600 and an ACT score of 34 out of 36. He was on the school debate team, had done internships and was part of school activities like Key Club.”

However, Brown was certainly not expecting such a warm welcome from these prospective universities — as evidenced by the video of his reaction to his Stanford acceptance, which has since gone viral.

In the video, Brown takes a look at the online portal for a Stanford early admission decision, and promptly shrieks in disbelief before being engulfed in a group hug by his friends.

People were choked up by the video and found Brown’s achievement to be utterly inspiring.

Brown’s mother, a drug counselor, says that she’s pulling for her son to attend Stanford, which has been his dream school for years, or Harvard. However, Michael has not yet made a decision.

“Wherever he goes,” the New York Times reports, “Mr. Brown said he plans to major in political science and hopes to one day become a lawyer, perhaps a public defender.”