This clip shows the euphoric moment a 16-year-old student found out he got into Harvard University, surrounded by cheering classmates.

Graduating junior Aryton Little's fellow students at independent school TM Landry College Prep in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana gathered around as he opened his Harvard acceptance letter this week, and the subsequent celebration was something to behold.

The clip begins as Little stares and points nervously at his computer screen while the students around him clap and cheer in support. The group falls quiet and then, after his acceptance letter loads, Little leaps into the air as everyone erupts into screaming, cheering and jumping around him. They then begin chanting "Harvard three-peat" to share in their school's success of having students accepted to the prestigious Ivy League college three years in a row.

Writing on Twitter, Little shared his joy at the news. He said: "All the hard work was worth it. I got accepted to Harvard at 16!!"

Little plans to major in applied math and computer science. His brother previously got accepted to Stanford, another world-leading university.

The school's official Facebook page wrote: "HARVARD THREE-PEAT!!!! TM Landry gets an acceptance from Harvard three years in a row! HARVARD SAYS YES TO GRADUATING JUNIOR ARYTON LITTLE!!!! Here's his acceptance video!"

The video has been viewed 6.2 million times on Little's Twitter post, and another 591,000 times on the school's Facebook page since 13 December. The school shared other euphoric students' acceptance videos throughout the week, including other juniors who got into Ivy League schools, such as 16-year-old James Dennis who got into Yale, Aliko Leblanc who was accepted to Brown University, and Kayla Amos who gained a place at Columbia.

TM Landry Prep describes itself as a school for "intellectual, out-of-the-box thinkers who want to pursue a serious, purposeful education, with the ultimate goal of achieving success in college".