Is Dakota Fanning Really Headed to NYU?

Actress is outed as a freshmen at the university after the campus' email system revealed her account

By Bruna Nessif Aug 25, 2011 12:00 AMTags
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They grow up too fast.

Dakota Fanning, who made us tear up watching I Am Sam and later turned heads in The Runaways, has graduated from high school and reports are saying the li'l lady is now enrolled at New York University.

The actress has openly discussed putting her career on hold while working toward her degree, but was apparently outed as an NYU freshman after the campus' email system revealed her account.

Here's what went down...

The New York Daily News reports that a student-run website found Fanning's email address which indicates her enrollment. Since she was spotted checking out the campus last spring, we're not totally shocked. Plus, NYU has been the educational grounds of many notable stars.

What do you mean "like who"? James Franco just graduated from there and Alec Baldwin received an honorary doctorate degree last year. Oh, Mary-Kate Olsen also went to NYU, but it didn't work out.

Anyway, we're sure our girl will do a fantastic job in her college career and we couldn't be prouder (yes, we're having a moment).