When quadruplets Aaron, Nick, Zach, and Nigel Wade left Ohio to attend Yale University in 2017, the brothers hoped they'd be able to further their education... not as the Quadruplets they're known as, but as unique individuals.
And after 4 years at Yale, they each have their own identities as well as multiple degrees to be proud of.
"The Wade brothers had always been inseparable", NBC news reported.
"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," says Nick, "But in college, because there are 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."
The brothers followed their own dreams in deciding to attend Yale University.
Aaron finished his college career with a double major in computer science and psychology, Nick received a degree in political science, with a minor in Arabic. Zach double majored in chemical engineering and economics, and Nigel got his degree in molecular, cellular and developmental biology.
With their interests being unique to each individual, the quads only found themselves being in the same class just ONCE! Aaron and Nigel found themselves in the same 2,000-person psychology lecture, but that was the only class any of the Wade's shared in the entire 4 years at Yale, allowing them to form their own identities.
Of course, the Twitter community loved the brother's story.
Wherever they go they've already succeeded and made America proud. Well rounded positive roll models.— Kim S 🤦🏻♀️💥🇺🇸 (@kschmillen) May 7, 2017
My brother and I probably couldn't solve a jigsaw puzzle meant for 7 year olds https://t.co/b2LqlR5mOm— loueesa (@loueesa) May 7, 2017
However, some people were just shocked at the sheer costs of Yale University for the 4 boys...
All I'm seeing right now is about $200,000 per year 😭😩 https://t.co/MWa7zIRiu3— Mia (@miaaaaaa__) May 7, 2017
The brothers opted to be put into separate residential colleges...
And they all made their own friends and developed different interests, only seeing each other once or twice a semester.
"We grew up in this town where we had always existed as The Quads or the Wade brothers. But when we got to Yale, it was very much small fish in a big pond," explained Aaron.
"Nobody really knew who we were. I feel that when people met me at Yale, they met Aaron Wade, as opposed to one of the quadruplets."
Nick worked with refugees and immigrants, while Aaron got involved in the music scene as the musical director of a campus a cappella group.
Zach, meanwhile, served as president of the National Society of Black Engineers.
Nick said his experience at Yale with his brothers on campus made it "feel more like home".
"There's probably no one else on the planet who understands me better than my brothers. You know that there's someone who's going to be in your corner" Nigel then explained.
Now the brothers have graduated, Nick is working at Goldman Sachs in New York City, and Nigel will stay in New Haven for a 2-year research program in a Parkinson's disease lab before he applies to medical school.
Zach will soon move to San Francisco to do investment banking for Goldman Sachs and Aaron is going to stick around for one more semester to do his senior thesis before graduating in December and moving to New York City to work with Google.
Before they attended the Ivy League college, the brothers were viewed as a package deal but now "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'," Aaron finished.
Congratulations, Nick, Nigel, Zach, and Aaron!