10 Young Stars & The Colleges They Might Attend

Last week, Lourdes Leon and her diva mamá, Madonna, were spotted touring the campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Madonna is Michigan born-and-bred, and formerly attended the Big 10 institution. Now, it looks like her 17-year-old Latina daughter could be following in her footsteps and become a Wolverine! 

Stars like Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, and Bella Thorne have all expressed a desire to go to college, but put the dream on hold to focus on their careers. We’d love to see these 10 young celebrities step out of the limelight and earn their degrees at one of these universities:  

1. Dream Colleges: Lourdes Leon

Lourdes Leon: University of Michigan

Madonna attended University of Michigan before dropping out to pursue her career. It looks like Lourdes Leon might be the one to finally secure a college degree...the two were spotted touring the campus earlier this year! 

2. Dream Colleges: Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez: Northwestern University 

Selena Gomez has opened up about her desire to go to college -- specifically to study journalism at Northwestern University, just outside of Chicago!  While she’s put school on hold to focus on her career, hopefully one day Gomez will become a Wildcat! Go ‘Cats! 

3. Dream Colleges: Bella Thorne

Bella Thorne: Harvard University

Does Bella Thorne have Ivy League dreams? She posted an adorable picture of her and her boyfriend, Tristan, snuggled up in crimson Harvard University sweatshirts. The caption read: “That’s right! #ivyleague #scholarshipneeded”

4. Dream Colleges: Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato: Berklee College of Music

Demi Lovato admitted her life would be very different if she weren’t famous. “I would be attending Berklee College and studying music,” she said. “Also song writing for other people, and directing.” We would love to see Demi take a break from stardom, and spend four years on Berklee’s beautiful Boston campus. 

5. Dream Colleges: Becky G

Becky G: The Culinary Institute of America

Who knew Becky G was an amazing cook? Yep! The Mexican-American rapper told Access Hollywood that she would love to go to culinary school. “It’s always good to have a back-up plan...you have to make sure that you go to school,” she said. We suggest The Culinary Institute of America, just north of New York City. 

6. Dream Colleges: Miguelito

Miguelito: Stanford University

Miguelito is only 14-years-old, but he’s already thinking ahead! “I do want to go to college,” he told us, “I want to study sound engineering, and I want to be a producer in addition to singing.” His dream school? “I’ve thought about UCLA, Stanford University, and Kentucky,” he says.

7. Dream Colleges: Jake T. Austin

Jake T. Austin: New York University

Jake T. Austin has remained quiet about his plans for college, only saying that he would like to one day study directing and photography. We could definitely see the New York native returning to his hometown to study at New York University in Manhattan. 

8. Dream Colleges: Victoria Justice

Victoria Justice: University of Southern California

When asked about her college plans, Victoria Justice admitted, “I’m so busy. I don’t have any time to think about college right now. I feel like, maybe down the road...” Her co-star and good friend, Miranda Cosgrove, is currently a sophomore at The University of Southern California, and we’d love to see Victoria join her! 

9. Dream Colleges: David Archuleta

David Archuleta: Brigham Young University 

American Idol winner David Archuleta is a devout Mormon who put his music career on hiatus to serve a two-year missionary service in South America. When he returns early next year, we hope the singer will consider pursuing his education, perhaps at Brigham Young University in Salt Lake City, which is owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

10. Dream Colleges: Cierra Ramirez

Cierra Ramirez: University of California, Los Angeles

The star of the Fosters admits that she would love to continue with school and study to become an executive producer and writer. The 18-year-old actress lives in Los Angeles now, and we suggest she enrolls at the acclaimed University of California, Los Angeles, so she can pursue her career and her education!