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Tue Sep 4, 2007 11:27am (XFF: unknown)

I have seen him on TV and he seems to have all the attributes you mention. I don't question his intelligence or well-roundedness, but I have never heard of an Ivy or equivalent school accepting a child full time at the age of 12. There have been children such as Greg Smith, Michael Kearney, and Sho Yano who also have these qualities and none of them were admitted to top colleges at such a young age.

  • Wondering why you think thatmcubed, Tue Sep 4 9:21am
    I was wondering why you think he would have problems getting into Brown or Middlebury. I know the boy. He is very personable, quite well-rounded, and would fit in nicely with the students at either... more
    • Reason — Hanna, Tue Sep 4 11:27am
      • That's not trueGG, Tue Sep 4 11:24pm
        Sho Yano was admitted to a Ph.D./M.D. program at the University of Chicago (this is a program that is fully funded and I believe might also have a stipend). I'm pretty sure it's tougher to get... more
        • Re: That's not trueHanna, Wed Sep 5 6:30am
          Firstly, I am speaking of undergrad, secondly, I am speaking of recent history. Thirdly, I am speaking of a top ranked school. Sidis attended Harvard in the early 1900s. Wolf graduated Yale in 1945,... more
        • Oh, and I should add...GG, Tue Sep 4 11:27pm
          that it is very rare for a student 12 and under to *apply* to a top college, so you wouldn't expect many to be admitted. For one thing, most families would have to move for the child to attend a top... more
          • Sorry...names of early college gradsmcubed, Thu Sep 6 4:37pm
            Chi-Bin Chien, Ph.D. (b. 1965); B.A. 1981, Johns Hopkins University Erik Demaine, started college courses at 12, and received his doctorate at 20 and at the same age Steve Lu:Started studying at... more
            • Re: Sorry...names of early college gradsHanna, Thu Sep 6 7:16pm
              The only one you mentioned that bolsters your argument is Chien and as GG mentioned, we don't know how old he was when he began. As an aside, that was over a quarter of a century ago. I read... more
              • The age must not be anything above 15GG, Thu Sep 6 11:22pm
                http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070902/ap_on_re_us/young_ivy_leaguer That's a story about a 15-year-old girl who started at an Ivy college on Wednesday (of this year, not 40 years ago). But clearly some ... more
                • Re: The age must not be anything above 15Hanna, Fri Sep 7 6:38am
                  I will try to find it, I have been Googling ---, as far as this girl, she is 15 and 1/2 which is, as you say, a different animal from a 12 year old.
            • Hanna has a point, thoughGG, Thu Sep 6 6:30pm
              Did Chi-Bin Chien start college at 12 or earlier? He graduated at 15 years, 7 months of age, but he might have finished his degree in under 2.5 years (it's not typical by any means, but some have... more
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