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S. Korean student graduates Harvard as 'highest ranking undergraduate'

All Headlines 11:24 May 27, 2012

NEW YORK, May 27 (Yonhap) -- A South Korean student has graduated from Harvard University as a "highest ranking undergraduate," the first time a Korean student has won the honor.

Economics major Jin Kwon-young, 20, and one other graduate were assessed equal best of 1,552 students who graduated from the prestigious university in a ceremony on Thursday.

Jin, who moved to the U.S. as a sixth grader, completed the undergraduate course in three years, one year earlier than usual, and his grade point average was 4.0 out of 4.0. He was also awarded the John Williams Prize as the top graduate in economics.

Jin said he was accepted to both Harvard and Yale law schools and chose Yale.

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