11 Year-Old Prodigy Admitted to Texas Christian University to Study Quantum Physics

August 30, 2013

The first weeks of college are a nerve-wracking time for nearly all students, but imagine trying to find your way around campus and meeting all your professors at age 11.

Carson Huey-You is the youngest person to ever attend Texas Christian University.

He was reading chapter books by the time he was 2 years old. He was in high school at age 5, and he graduated from Accommodated Learning Academy in Grapevine with a 4.0 grade point average and a 1770 SAT score.

Huey-You's feet barely touched the ground when he played Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" during his admissions interview.

Dean of Admissions Ray Brown said he knew he wanted Huey-You to be a Horned Frog, but it wasn't easy.

"He was completely off the grid when it came to even the most basic of things, like completing an application or completing a financial aid form," he said. "Because of his date of birth, those forms would not accept his application."

As a TCU student, he will spend a lot of his time in the technology building, as he studies to become a quantum physicist.

Huey-You's mother is by his side every day as he attends calculus, physics, history and religion classes on the Fort Worth campus.

"It's just really fun to have her around," Huey-You said.

Despite the age difference, he chats with fellow students, as well.

"I've actually managed to make a few friends here," he said.

In spite of intelligence far beyond his years, Huey-You is a normal kid.

He likes playing video games. His favorite movie is "Star Wars," and he loves the "Chronicles of Narnia" book series. He also said he sometimes gets in trouble for wrestling a little too hard with his brother.

Huey-You plans to earn a doctorate before he's even 20.


Source: NBC News

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