The 10 Child Geniuses Who Graduated College Before You

Most kids think they know everything, but some kids might actually know everything. If you think your school is hard, just remember there’s an 11-year-old right now that is absolutely killing it in every class, so calm down. Here’s a list of 10 kids who might be offering you a job when you finally graduate.

William Maillis

William Mallis enrolled at  St. Petersburg College in Florida in 2016 after graduating high school at 9 years old. At St. Petersburg, he received an Associates in Arts degree and graduated recently at age 11. Mallis was obviously a precocious child. His parents say that by the age of 2 he was doing simple math and that by age 4 he could do algebra. William wants to be an astrophysicist, stating that he wants to, ” prove to the world that God does exist through science.”

His advice to others is to “live your dream.”

Jeremy Shuler

Jeremey Shuler is the youngest student to ever be enrolled in an Ivy League university. Shuler currently attends Cornell and is on track to graduate in 2020. Shuler is a physics major in the college of engineering. At age 2, Shuler had mastered the English and Korean alphabet. In his free time, he likes to play computer and video games but makes school his top priority (duh).


Carson and Cannan Huey-You

Carson kimp, the oldest of the two genius brothers, graduated from Texas Christian University with a degree in physics and minors in Chinese and math, reports the Washington Post.  He was 14 years old. His brother Cannan Huey-You graduated high school at the same time. He was 11 years old. Carson says he aspires to become a researcher and an educator. The brothers’ mom Claretta recalls that by age 2, Carson was reading chapter books, and by age three he decided he wanted to learn calculus.


Michael Kearney

Micahel Kearney graduated high school at age 6. Then, he enrolled at Santa Rosa Junior college where he graduated with an Associate in Geology at age 8. At four months old, he spoke his first words, telling his doctor, “I have an ear infection.” When Michael was four, he took a multiple-choice placement test for the Johns Hopkins precocious math program. He did not study for the exam and achieved a perfect score. He eventually graduated college at age 10 with a BS in anthropology. Micahel later went on to win over 1 million dollars from being on game shows and is currently a professional improv comedian. 


Sho Yano

Sho Yano boasts an IQ of roughly 200. Accordingly, Yano began reading at age two, began writing by age three, playing piano four, and writing his own music at age five. He first went to the Mirman School as a child. He scored 1500 out of 1600 on the SAT test when he was eight and he graduated from the American School of Correspondence at when he was nine. Afterward, he enrolled at Loyola University Chicago also at age nine as well and graduated summa cum laude when he was 12. Next, he was admitted to the Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago which is a program for students on track to earning a PhD. He earned a Ph.D. in molecular genetics and cell biology in 2009 when he was 18 years old. At age 21 he became the youngest person to graduate college as an MD from UChicago. 


Alia Sabur

As a fourth-grader, Alia Sabur was admitted to State University of New York at Stony Brook at the age of 10. She then graduated summa cum laude at 14. Additionally, she became a black belt in Tae Kwon Do at age 9. Next, she attended Drexel University where she earned an MS in 2006. On 19 February 2008, when she was 18,  she became an International Professor as Research Liaison with Stony Brook University by the Dept. of Advanced Technology Fusion at Konkuk University in Seoul, South Korea. 

Tanishq Abraham

Tanishq Abraham graduated from American River College at just 11 years old and aspires to become a doctor, a medical researcher, a Nobel Prize Winner and President of the United States of America. He had been studying at a community college part-time since he was 7. He currently attends UC Davis and openly admits that Stanford rejected him.


Ronan Farrow

Ronan Farrow is best known for being the son of actress Mia Farrow and Woody Allen as well as being the person who broke the Harvey Weinstein story in 2017, but he was also a child prodigy. When he was just 11, he began school at Bard College and graduated from Yale Law School at 21. He then became an advisor to Hillary Clinton and is currently a Journalist.


Moshe Kai Cavalin

Moshe Kai Cavalin graduated community college at age 11 and then enrolled at UCLA where he pursued a bachelors degree in mathematics. He soon became interested in computers and programming, which he plans to study if he is accepted to MIT. In the future, he would like to start his won cybersecurity company. In his own words, Cavalin believes that “My case isn’t that special. It’s just a combination of parenting and motivation and inspiration. I tend to not compare myself that often to other people. I just try to do the best I can, ” according to Nextshark.com.


Gregory Smith

When he was 7 years old, Greg Smith was already enrolled in High School. Then at 10 years old, he enrolled in college where he studied advanced level physics, French, and calculus. Randolph Macon College. He became a television sensation and began making appearances on the Tonight Show, Oprah, and a number of other programs. According to the Huffington Post, “Smith is now a postdoctoral researcher at Mount Sinai where he studies stochastic gene expression. Simply put, he says his goal is to ‘build better drugs.'”

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