“The Art of Getting By” star Emma Roberts is about to take a stab at higher education. According to celebrity news site Just Jared, the 20-year-old niece of Julia Roberts has enrolled at private liberal arts college Sarah Lawrence.
“I’m leaving for New York tomorrow to attend my very first semester of college,” the “Scream 4″ actress told Just Jared on Sunday. “I’m studying English literature and couldn’t be more excited!”
When Roberts starts classes the week of September 5, she’ll hop on the long list of famous folks who have attended the school. Television reporter Barbara Walters, “The Color Purple” writer Alice Walker, fashion designer Vera Wang and “The Family Man” actress Tea Leoni were all educated at Sarah Lawrence.
Roberts isn’t the only east coast college-bound starlet. “I Am Sam” actress Dakota Fanning is reportedly about to begin her first year at New York University. As reported by NYU Local, the 17-year-old blond has enrolled — under her legal name, Hannah Dakota Fanning — at the urban university. (MORE: Report: Dakota Fanning enrolled at NYU)