Carson Huey-You is starting his first year at Texas Christian University (TCU) to begin studying quantum physics at the age of 11. According to school officials, he is the youngest person to attend TCU. Together with kids almost twice his age, he will spend the following weeks settling in, pouring over syllabi, and buying textbooks.
“It’s fun because it’s basically just like high school, but in a big campus…with a lot more people,” said Carson, speaking to CBS.
A co-valedictorian of his senior class, Carson reportedly has an SAT score in the 80th percentile, proficiency in Mandarin Chinese and a penchant for piano. This semester, he is taking on a full course load consisting of calculus, physics, religion, and history. His dream is to become a quantum physicist.
When he was 5 years old, Claretta and her husband began searching for a school for him because his academic level was equal to eight-grader.
He is enrolled in 14 credit hours for his first semester including calculus and physics and has already graduated high school as a co-valedictorian. His SAT score is 1770 and, at his admissions interview, he spoke Mandarin Chinese and played Beethoven’s “Ode To Joy” on the piano.