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Here’s Where 12 Gen Z Celebs Go To College, ‘Cause They’re Just Like Us

Lots of young people want the typical university experience, so why would Gen Z celebrities be any different? Although a lot of Gen Zers live for constant content, education is important, too. Viewers have to respect celebrities’ “leave of absence” from projects to have their own educational growth and attend college. 

Everyone knows that Alix Earle attends the University of Miami, but have you ever thought about where other celebs go? Making the decision to go to college is one thing, but for a celeb that already has a profitable career (and possibly has since childhood), it has to carry even more weight. (Side note: Imagine not having to figure out where your tuition is coming from! That’s the dream!) 

With that much opportunity, celebs will want to go to the best school they deem fit for their field of study. Lucky for you, I’ve found where 12 Gen Z celebs are currently attending college. Only the best for the best.

Noah Schnapp

Schnapp posted his university acceptance video in 2021. He currently studies business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Julia ANtonelli

Antonelli’s name might not seem familiar, but if you’ve seen Outer Banks, you’ll know her as Wheezy. While she hasn’t been vocal about her studies, she is currently enrolled at Fordham University in the Bronx, New York.

Millie Bobby Brown

Brown somehow finds time between filming and her skin care brand, florence by mills, to take online classes through Purdue University. She is studying human services, which covers subjects like counseling and social work services.

Sofia Carson

The Descendants actor is technically still enrolled at UCLA. On Live with Kelly and Ryan in 2022, Carson said she had nine credits left to graduate. Carson was studying communications and international relations.

Storm Reid

Reid attends the University of Southern California, where she’s studying drama and African American studies. She’s best known for playing Gia, Rue’s younger sister, on Euphoria.

Ethan Wacker

Wacker goes to Vanderbilt University. You may have seen his ex Olivia Rodrigo’s Instagram story congratulating him on his acceptance. Wacker was on Bizaardvark with Rodrigo.

Hudson Yang

After Fresh Off the Boat ended, Yang decided to start a new journey with law school. He got accepted into Harvard University with the early action program.

Andrew Barth Feldman

Dear Evan Hansen’s Andrew Barth Feldman announced in 2020 that he’d be attending Harvard.

Sasha Obama

Obama will be graduating from the University of Southern California with a degree in psychology this year. She transferred from the University of Michigan in 2022.

Nia Sioux

Next on the pyramid! This Dance Moms star is currently enrolled at UCLA. She’s majoring in American literature and culture.

Lily Chee

Chee appeared on Daredevil and has been a fashion model for the last three years. She attends Queens University in Kingston, Ontario.

Paige Hyland

Ever wonder what happened to Paige on Dance Moms? She now goes to West Virginia University and plans to graduate this year.

Shay Nicolay

Toronto MU '22

Shayna Nicolay has been a Her Campus National Writer since January 2023. She writes bi-weekly articles as well as covering timely content. She graduated from Toronto Metropolitan University in 2022, where she majored in journalism with a minor in graphic communications. Shayna was a contributing writer for her University's Chapter of Her Campus, and was the Editor-in-Chief of her University magazine, Folio. She also was the editorial intern for fashion content creator, Audree Kate Lopez, where she hired and managed a group of writers, ran the WordPress website, wrote and edited articles, and helped with social media copy. Shayna loves walks in nature, bingeing the newest TV show, beading jewelry, and is a mental health advocate. She loves storytelling and media, so content creation comes naturally to her. For the best memes, mental health tips, and bisexual visibility, follow Shayna @shaynicolay on Instagram and @shaynanicolay on TikTok.