The 20-year-old actress recently began classes at the prestigious New York school, where she's majoring in English literature.
"I'm excited!" she told Us Weekly at the Missoni for Target Pop-Up Store Launch in NYC Wednesday. "I've never been to college and I just wanted to get away from everything for awhile and try something new, explore some other stuff."
The Scream 4 star added that while she's looking forward to "taking a psychology class," she hasn't given up on her acting career. "I think I'll just see what happens," she told Us.
Roberts isn't the only young starlet who'll be hitting the books this fall: Emma Watson, 21, will be studying abroad at Oxford University, though she will return to Brown University to complete her senior year.