Colorado Teenager Becomes the Youngest African-American Female Ever to Enroll at an Ivy League College

Brittney Exline is 15 years old. This fall she enrolled as a freshman student at the University of Pennsylvania. As far as we can determine, she is the youngest African-American female ever to enroll at an Ivy League university.

Exline, who is from Colorado Springs, began to read at age 2. When she took an IQ test at age 6, she scored a 185. A score of 140 is considered genius level. By the sixth grade she was three years ahead of children her own age. Fluent in German, she finished the most advanced course in mathematics at her high school when she was 13. This year she traveled to Cambridge to take summer courses at Harvard in anthropology and education and to demonstrate to her parents that she was capable of successfully making the transition to college.

This accomplished teenager does not spend all her time studying. Exline is a gifted dancer and has won two teenage beauty pageants.