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Chinese student admitted to Deep Springs College
Peng Shuhan, a teenager from China's southwestern Chongqing municipality, is admitted to the Deep Springs College in California on May 5. Photo:
Peng has also received five letters of admission from American elite universities including the Reed College and Cooper Union. He is still weighing his decision.
Deep Springs is a private two-year college located in the remote desert, 45 miles from the nearest town Bishop. It accepts only 13 boys every year.
Gate of the Deep Springs Photos:
Deep Springs somehow resembles a work college. In addition to studies, students work a minimum of 20 hours a week either on the ranch and farm attached to the college or in positions related to the college and community. Position titles have historically included cook, irrigator, butcher, groundskeeper, cowboy, "office cowboy," and feedman. Deep Springs maintains a cattle herd and an alfalfa hay farming operation.Tuition, room, and board are not charged.
Stuents raise cows on campus.
Lucas Tse is from Hong Kong. He said he leads a fruitful life at Deep Springs, feeding livestock and reading everyday.
Student milks the cow.
Several students work together to brand a cow.

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