Quads on the quad: Quadruplets begin colleges in Connecticut

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Two sets of quadruplets are about to begin college at schools 10 miles (16 kilometers) apart in Connecticut.

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In this June 21, 2017 photo provided by the Ciacciarella family, from left: Anne and Mike Ciacciarella, and their children Sofia, Anna, Michael and Vincent Ciacciarella, of Naugatuck, Conn., celebrate the quadruplets' high school graduation. They will become the first set of quadruplets to attend classes at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn. (Jason Mannello via AP)


Michael, Vincent, Anna and Sofia Ciacciarella (CHICH-ah-rehl-ah), of Naugatuck, are the first set of quads ever to attend Quinnipiac University.

Aaron, Nick, Zach and Nigel Wade, of Liberty Township, Ohio, will be the second set of quads at Yale since 2010.

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This April 22, 2017 photo provided by Kim Wade, shows her quadruplet sons from left: Nigel, Zachary, Nicholas, and Aaron Wade in Liberty Township, Ohio. The quadruplets will be the second set quads to attend Yale University in New Haven, Conn., since 2010, (Kim Wade via AP)


A spokesman for the Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education could not say how many quads have attended the same school, but he says having two sets so close together is as rare as witnessing a total solar eclipse.

Records show 512 sets of quadruplets were born in the country in 1999.

The 18-year-olds all requested to live in separate dorms and are all on different academic tracks.