Apr 3, 2013

Celebrities Studying At University

Celebrities are often associated with an exotic lifestyle of partying, photoshoots, and running into other famous people. However, there are many celebrities out there who decide to further their education when they have time. Here is a list of some famous people who are attending college in the United States. These celebrities range from actors to singers to Olympic medalists. 

- Alex Linz 

Alex Linz, the kid who was a part of the cast for Home Alone 3, will be attending college at UC Berkeley in Berkeley, California. 

- Nathan Adrian 

Nathan Adrian is famous for being an Olympic gold medalist in 2008, where he won for his exceptional swimming performances. Adrian will be joining Linz at UC Berkeley, after competing at the Olympics in 2012. 

- Miranda Cosgrove 

Miranda Cosgrove is famous for being on Nickelodeon's hit tv show, iCarly. She is also in the Guinness Book of World Records as being the highest earning teen TV star in the world. She will be attending the University of Southern California as she takes a break from acting. 

- James Franco 

This Hollywood heartthrob will be attending Yale University as he expands his intellectual horizons. Franco is somewhat of a college nomad, having taken classes at UCLA, Warren Wilson College, Columbia University, and Brooklyn College. Franco even taught a class at New York University for a few months in 2011. Franco is famous for starring in movies such as Milk, the Spider-Man series, Spring Breakers, and Oz: The Great and Powerful. 

- Dakota Fanning 

Dakota Fanning is an actress best known for her roles in Charlotte's Web, Coraline, the Twilight series, and War of the Worlds. She has had roles in more than 30 movies in her career, despite being just 19 years of age. She began attending New York University in 2011, where she takes classes every fall and spring. She plans on graduating from NYU in 2015. 

- Emma Watson 

This young Harry Potter star has had plenty of free time on her hands lately. The last Harry Potter movie finished filming in 2010. Since then, Emma Watson began attending Brown College in Rhode Island. She spent a year there before doing a "study abroad" program at Oxford. She returned to Brown in 2012 and saw out her junior year. She is currently on sabbatical in order to film more projects, but is due to finish her junior and senior years in the next few years. 

- Patrick Schwarzenegger 

He is most famous for being the son of Arnold Schwarzenegger and he is currently studying at the University of Southern California. 

- Justin Combs 

The son of Sean "Puff Daddy/P.Diddy" Combs is studying at the University of California: Los Angeles. He began studying there in 2012 and is set to complete his studies by 2016. He is an All American athlete who is on the UCLA football team. 

Life at college is not easy for celebrities as many complain of being constantly followed around by fans and others who want attention. However, it is exciting to see celebrities taking their education seriously and looking to expand their horizons.

Sally writes for Richmond, a University based in London who offer courses from their BA history through to a BA in psychology, learn more about their offering at Richmond.ac.uk.

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