Report: Dakota Fanning Attending NYU in the Fall

Celebrity News Aug. 24, 2011 AT 6:32PM
Report: Dakota Fanning Attending NYU in the Fall Credit: Toby Canham/Getty Images

Get excited, Bobcats!

Dakota Fanning is starting school at NYU in the fall, the New York Daily News reports. The student-run website nyulocal.com followed up on the 17-year-old's visit to the school last spring, and sure enough, a search for the Runaways' star's name brought up an NYU email address.

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Fanning graduated from North Hollywood private school Campbell Hall in June with the class of 2011. "I think it was really important to have the high school experience," she said on the Today show last fall. "I just think everyone always looks back on that time in their life. Who was homecoming princess and [did] the cheerleading ... and all the things that go along with high school? And I wanted to have that. I'm really lucky that I found a school that allows me to do both."

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Fanning won't be the first famous student to attend NYU. Currently The Sixth Sense star Haley Joel Osment is enrolled, as are former Disney stars Dylan and Cole Sprouse. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen famously attended -- but didn't graduate -- in the fall of 2004.

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In May 2011, James Franco received his MFA in Filmmaking from NYU. Other famous alums include Aziz Ansari, Donald Glover and Alec Baldwin.

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