When the Wade Quads left their Ohio neighborhood to attend Yale University in 2017, they each wanted to focus on pursuing their education as talented individuals, not as members of headline-grabbing “attraction.”
According to People, 22-year-old Aaron, Nick, Zach, and Nigel Wade have done just that, graduating from the prestigious university four years later with multiple degrees in studies that piqued their individual interests.
“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 explained. “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.”
The Wade brothers graduated from Yale in May and celebrated their amazing feat with their family at a local New Haven pizza and then with a huge graduation party at the home of a family friend.
Aaron wrapped up his college career with a double major in computer science and psychology, while Nick received a degree in political science, with a minor in Arabic. Zach was also a double major in chemical engineering and economics, while Nigel got his degree in molecular, cellular, and developmental biology.
It’s those wide-ranging individual interests that the siblings say allowed them to construct identities of their own during their time on campus.
“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,” Aaron said. “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.”