Thirteen-year-old Caleb Anderson has started his college career as an aerospace engineering major at Georgia Tech. Anderson, according to a university statement, called his first day of classes, “pretty interesting,” and said that the school’s campus was “massive.”

“This is the kind of school I have been wanting to go to for a very long time, and I am finally here,” the Marietta, Georgia teen said in a statement.


And this truly talented young scholar has made his dream a reality.

According to CBS News, when Anderson was 9 months old, he learned sign language. He was reading at 1. By 2, he was doing fractions. At 3, he qualified for Mensa. And now, he’s an aerospace engineering major and not just a regular middle-schooler.

“I’m being challenged,” he said of his experience at Georgia Tech to the news outlet. “I think I’m average here. The one thing that unites everybody in this school is that the work is terrifying.”

Georgia Tech heavily recruited him. He visited the labs and even had the opportunity to met with the school’s president.

Proud of their new freshman recruit, the university showcased Anderson’s first days at the school in a two-minute video.

“I thought I was going to be here when I was 18, 19, but I’m here a lot earlier than I thought I would be,” he said of his dream school in the video.

So, just what are Anderson’s long-term goals? Well, the future aerospace engineer plans on earning a master’s degree from Georgia Tech. He would like to for SpaceX and also start his own company.

Anderson told CBS News that, “I’m not really smart. I just grasp information quickly. So, if I learn quicker, then I get ahead faster.”

And of course, his parents are over the moon with their son’s academic success. In a Georgia Tech News Center article, Anderson’s mom says that she questioned, “Have we prepared him enough?” We think that the answer is a resounding yes and we cannot wait to see what the future holds for this amazing young man!

Tiffany Silva

Tiffany Silva

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