11-year-old Carson Huey-You is a genius. He learned to read when he was one, was doing pre-algebra when he was five, and speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese.That’s why it’s only natural that Carson is attending college this fall.
The young boy is among the new class of undergrads at Texas Christian University, where he will be majoring in quantum physics, of all things.
“I’m taking calculus, physics, history and religion. Those are my four classes,” Carson Huey-You told CBS 11 News.
He will be the youngest student the university has ever had.
“It’s fun because it’s basically just like high school, but in a big campus…with a lot more people,” says Carson of what he expects of college.
His mom, Claretta, said she noticed that her son displayed an intense level of focus ever since he was an infant.
The 11-year-old was co-valedictorian of his senior class, scored a 1770 on his SAT and, according to the campus newspaper, is a fine piano player as well. Carson cites calculus as one of his most relaxing hobbies.
Though he’s obviously a lot younger than his classmates, one professor told CBS 11 that in the classroom, he operates just like any other student.
“He’s definitely very talented and also he’s very serious about his work and he really enjoys it. And that’s the best that a professor can hope for his students, right?” says associate math professor Qiao Zhang.
If he graduates in four to five years, Carson will have his college diploma around the same time he gets his driver’s license.