This is the moment a 16-year-old and his classmates exploded with joy as they found out he's been accepted to Harvard University.

Ayrton Little, 16, was surrounded by classmates at the private TM Landry College Prep in Opelousas, Louisiana, when he found out he'd gotten early admission for Harvard's 2022 class, the Daily Mail reports.

Little erupts with excitement at the news, as his friends scream with joy and begin chanting "three-peat", in reference to the school sending a grad to the Ivy League three years running.

Little told the Mail Online: "I don't know how to describe it, it was the best feeling. It feels amazing.

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"I plan to study applied maths and computer science. If I keep my grades up I will attend in the fall.

"I'm happy I got into Harvard but I'm even happier because I've made my mother incredibly proud."

Little struggled to put his emotions into words after finding out, but said the best feeling was making his mother Maureen proud. Photo / Twitter
Little struggled to put his emotions into words after finding out, but said the best feeling was making his mother Maureen proud. Photo / Twitter

He said the news was made even more incredible because his older brother was accepted to Stanford on Friday last week.

Maureen Little, the boys' mother, said: "It feels amazing. My oldest son got into Stanford on Friday and we have been waiting for a response from Harvard, and I just can't believe it.

"All the hard work has paid off and it's an incredible feeling. They've put in so much hard work and stay past [school hours] when they need to."

Little said that he plans to major and math and computer science before working on Wall Street with the aim of opening a nonprofit to help children from a similar background to him get into Ivy League schools.

Last year, Harvard admitted 5.6 per cent of students who applied.