The Who: Natalie Portman (Aristo Club Issue 62)The Where: Harvard UniversityThe What: A fellow Harvard alum, Portman attended Harvard University between 1999 and 2003 where she studied psychology.
The Who: Lana Del ReyThe Where: Fordham University (Aristo Club Issue 97)The What: After taking a gap year upon her completion of high school, the songstress enrolled at Fordham University where she majored in philosophy with an emphasis on metaphysics and graduated in 2008.
The Who: Alicia Keys (Aristo Club Issue 104)The Where: Columbia UniversityThe What: Although she was accepted to Columbia University on a full scholarship, after a four-week stint Keys left the prestigious Ivy League - luckily for us, she left to dedicate herself fully to her music.
The Who: Lady Gaga (Aristo Club Issue 109)The Where: NYU's Tisch School of the ArtsThe What: A New Yorker at heart, Gaga attended the Convent of the Sacred Heart from the age of 11 before studying at Collaborative Arts Project 21 (CAP21) through New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. She subsequently dropped out in order to begin pursuing music seriously.
The Who: SZA (Aristo Club Issue 113)The Where: Essex County CollegeThe What: Solána Imani Rowe, commonly known as SZA, went to Essex County College to study liberal arts with the intention of further continuing her graduate school studies. Before that could ever happen, though, the singer dropped out, got odd jobs, and found her way to seemingly destined stardom.
The Who: Joseph Gordon-Levitt (V Man Issue 14)The Where: Columbia UniversityThe What: In 2000, Gordon-Levitt began attending Columbia University as an undergraduate. He studied history, literature, and French poetry. In 2004, though, the actor dropped out in order to continue pursuing his career.
The Who: James Franco (V Man Issue 24)The Where: Literally EVERYWHERE (UCLA, Columbia, NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, Brooklyn College, Yale...you get the gist)The What: Franco initially enrolled in UCLA, but dropped out after his first year to pursue acting. He then reenrolled in 2006 as English major with a creative writing concentration and graduated in June 2008. Since then, he's gone to several graduate level schools including Columbia University's MFA writing program, New York University's Tisch School of the Arts for filmmaking, Brooklyn College for fiction writing, Warren Wilson College for poetry, Yale University for a PhD in English, and Rhode Island School of Design.
The Who: Andrew Garfield (V Man Issue 26)The Where: Central School of Speech and Drama, University of LondonThe What: Originally intending to study business, Garfield became interested in acting only after a friend convinced him to take Theatre Studies at A-level when they had a shortage of actors during class. He then proceeded to attendthe Central School of Speech and Drama...the rest is history.
The Who: Tom Brady (V Man Issue 27)The Where: University of MichiganThe What: Brady played college football for the University of Michigan from 1995 to 1999, and studied business and psychology.