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

By Olsen Ebright
|  Saturday, May 9, 2009  |  Updated 10:25 AM PDT
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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.

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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.
 

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