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Hanna
Re: That's not true
Wed Sep 5, 2007 6:30am
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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, Cotton Mather- 1600s!!! Give me an example of someone born within the past 40 years. BTW, Indiana University is not even in the same league as Brown or even Middlebury (ranked #5 in US News).

  • 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 true — Hanna, Wed Sep 5 6:30am
    • 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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