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Three of the best get set for university

IF good things come in threes, then Shanghai Jiao Tong University is off to a good start for the coming September semester.

The university will soon have three very similar faces on its campus as it admitted Ye Chengming, Ye Chengliang and Ye Chenghui, triplet brothers from a family in Yangpu District.

The happy triplets ending up at one of the top local schools was not planned as Ye Chengming, the eldest, wanted to go to Tsinghua University in Beijing, which is renowned for its science courses, but failed to get in.

It was more relief than regret for the mother of the three brothers. "It is fine now that they can take care of each other," she said.

The three, who have the same hairstyle and glasses, were in the same class from kindergarten. Having the same things, including clothes, beds and even chairs dominated their lives until they were separated to different high schools.

This time, they also want to be different. The three chose different majors because "they do not want to compete within the family."

"There are a lot of triplets like us," said Ye Chenghui, the youngest. "We taught each other whenever any one had difficulties at studies and unlike our classmates, there was more fun playing together."

"One of the best things about going to the same university is that we can always play ball together, and a lot of chatting rather than seeing each other only at weekends when we return home," the youngest brother said.

"There are also a lot of social activities waiting ahead," the eldest one added.

The triplets are now busy preparing for university but have already made their minds up about their next goal: going to graduate school together.


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