I am thrilled to share that I will be attending New York University this fall! I'll be in the Liberal Studies Program, which focuses on art, literature, and culture, for my first two years before entering the College of Arts and Sciences as an Art History major. I can't think of a place better suited to my interests than NYU. I'll have museums like the MET, MoMa, Morgan, Guggenheim, Frick, and many more right nearby, as well as Lincoln Center (hello, fashion week! ...maybe) and the headquarters of nearly every major US magazine. I've known I wanted to study Art History since my internship two summers ago for Miriam Schulman of SchulmanArt. One of my tasks was to write an article featuring the top colleges to study Art History, and it was then that I became interested in NYU and its renowned program. Many of my fashion editor idols also majored in Art History, like Jane Keltner DeValle and Naomi Nevitt of TeenVogue. In fact, there's a plethora of fashion insiders who studied art and other creative fields at NYU.
The TeenVogue editor studied journalism and film at NYU before breaking into the magazine industry as a culture and fashion writer. Now, he's a regular at New York fashion week, where he mingles with stylish celebs to profile in his monthly "Style Blogger" column.
While taking a break from studio art classes at NYU, Emily appeared on The Hills alongside Lauren Conrad as a TeenVogue intern. After earning her art degree, she went on to work at Vogue and shortly after launched her own incredibly successful beauty website, Into The Gloss. Her current schedule includes grilling fashion folks on their beauty habits and interviewing legendary makeup artists backstage.
Now editor-in-chief of Seventeen, Ann landed jobs at Paper Magazine and CosmoGIRL after graduating from NYU with a degree in English Literature.
Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen:
The actresses-turned-designers studied at NYU's Gallatin school of individualized study for a year before catapulting into the high-fashion spotlight. Their label, The Row, has been embraced by Vogue EIC Anna Wintour and earns glowing reviews from even the toughest fashion critics.
She may forgo college parties for the MET Gala, but Dakota Fanning is a full-time student at NYU's Tisch school of the arts. The now sophomore studies film and drama when not posing in a Marc Jacobs ad campaign or sitting front row at Rodarte.
Ermilio's original intent was to be a magazine editor. The now 27-year-old interned at Vogue during her college years at NYU, and landed a job as TeenVogue's public relations assistant. She eventually left the magazine to pursue a design career, and now makes gorgeous custom dresses and designs an exclusive collection for Barneys.
The heart of NYU's campus: Washington Square Park. Instagram by Claire Knebl, NYU student/TeenVogue intern (follow her, she's amazing).
I won't get the "classic college experience" at NYU, and that's exactly the point. I prefer the creative energy of Greenwich Village to the over-the-top spirit of a football stadium. To me, the Manhattan skyline and city lights are more beautiful than any campus quad. NYU, get ready cause here I come.