14-Year-Old Working on Double Major at UC Irvine

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    College students -- traditionally between the ages of 17 and 23 -- attend a lecture.

    Brandon Gross isn't your typical college student -- he's 14.

    Gross, a junior at the University of California, Irvine, is double majoring in quantitative economics and math, with a minor in classics. He eventually wants to run his own business -- so spare us the Doogie Howser, M.D. jokes.

    Gross earned his prodigy status early on. He was speaking in full sentences at age 1. By age 4, he read a complete Harry Potter novel. In first grade, he scored a 150 on an IQ test, the Orange County Register reported.

    The 14-year-old stays on campus two nights a week, and then crashes with his parents the rest of the week.

    "When other students see him in the dorm, they don't offer him beer -- they offer him lollipops," his mother told the Register.