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Emma Watson Gets Accepted Into Yale?

Emma Watson Gets Accepted Into Yale?

Harry Potter starlet Emma Watson goes shopping on Bond Street with some gal pals in London on Friday (February 27).

The 18-year-old British actress, who has been filming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, was later seen speeding off in her eco-friendly Toyota Prius.

Emma reportedly blogged that she got accepted into Yale, the prestigious Ivy League school located in New Haven, Conn. No word on whether or not Emma will attend, defer or decline Yale.

UPDATE: Emma does not have a Twitter account and is deciding between attending university in the UK or US and “hasn’t accepted any placements at this time.”

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  • ddlebg27

    Congratulations to her!

  • jaime

    good for her, she’s a smart girl, she’s not just one of them young hollywood stars who think just b/c they made it big that education is not important or that it’s not necessary

  • gerard Vandenberg

    They have enough “DISTURBANCE” already.
    They simply can’t use another one, folks!!

  • Hortensia

    I thought she was going to Trinity College, Cambridge. Jody Foster went to Yale and survived, I gather, so it is not that difficult. Still I’d hate to be a famous movie star in a college environment. Difficult to know genuine friends from suck ups, etc.

  • camerondiaztwin

    You think Yale isn’t difficult?

    Good Lord. Do you live under a rock???

  • Shannon

    i know she’s a really smart girl and i applaud her for taking her schooling so seriously, however, lets be honest….if her name wasn’t emma watson, she would not be accepted into yale as a freshman. getting accepted into yale at 18 is like winning the lottery….i know tons of people with grades through the roof and tons of extra curricular activities and the most impressive of applications possible who can not get accepted there. it’s just very competitive….i like emma and all though so nothing against her, but i just dont think she would of been accepted if her name wasn’t attached to her application

  • aaron

    wow! :) haha.. she can be in the same school with Rory and Dan Humprey. haha :) go Yale!

  • Nickyandthecity

    of course she got accepted into yale university – she has all the money in the world behind her! it’s a real shame that she got accepted. who knows if she’s really that smart? i’m sure that if paris hilton, too, applied she would be accepted in a heartbeat.

  • Cutiemcfreckles

    that’s really a suprise given her celebrity status??? you think she got accepted because she’s smarter than anyone else?? she’s had everything handed to her on a silver platter since she started harry potter.

  • Jake

    Thats Life Shannon. Thinks come easy when your a celebrity, the least of which being getting acceppted into Ivy League schools. To bad for the normal folks like us, who have to go above and beyond to compete.

  • ihavenolife

    she’s looking really good here. hope she stays out of trouble while in the US.

  • Shannon

    Exactly Jake. It must be nice….also…of course it goes w/o mentioning i think, but with affirmative action that also lowers the chances that she would be accepted into yale w/o her name. I disagree completely w/AA personally because I don’t believe it’s a fair system, but know that it’s a huge factor that plays into who can get accepted into colleges.

  • Hannah

    I’m not trying to question Emma’s intelligence, but I do agree with the other posters in that she got in solely based on who she is, and not on what she has done (in terms of academics and extra-curriculars). I know that’s life, and it’s been happening for years, but I can still be pissed off, right? In all fairness though, she could have gotten in based on academics, or whatever, but I hope she’s aware that being a celebrity would have very likely given her an unfair advantage.

  • Dorothea

    Jealous much? I doubt anyone of these whining posters has grades that even come close to hers.She got accepted, no need to discredit her abilities. I think that’s being very unkind.

  • Sarau

    It makes me sad that wile me and other students bust our asses everyday, sacrifice so much time, that we might have a what? 2% to get into yale? I’ve had striaght A’s since end of elementry school, all the way til now… I will not get into Yale, likely.

    At the end of the day, She got into Yale one way another..
    so congratulations to her.
    but Yale has lowered their standards by accepting HER.

  • Dorothea

    And big surprise, these same posters will of course claim to be geniuses, all with 4.0 GPAs, and probably claim to have invented the cure for AIDS/cancer or served tirelessly for the peace corp…. yada yada yada.

  • Michelle

    Congratulations Emma! I’m so excited for you! I hope you do attend there. I wish I were as smart, gorgeous, and talented as you to be able to get into an Ivy League!!!

  • Dorothea

    Just because she’s an actress doesn’t mean she isn’t brilliant academically.

  • joss

    she’s a smart girl, but I doubt she got accepted based only on her intelligence. She probably got in because she is Emma Watson. There are so many people out there who are smart, very high grades, and a pages of extra-curricular activities, and yet they still are not accepted

  • Yar

    I don’t care how she got in but I wish her the best. At least she’s interested in going to college and that’s more that I can say for most of the young celebrities.

  • Hpfan

    Why this girl ALWAYS has that expression of “i’m better than you”when she is on the street??my godness….i think that the rumors of her being a bitch on the set are true,she is the princess of her daddy anyway.I can’t wait for HBP and i love HP actors so much but she seems full of herself and her status is the main reason of this new.

  • Dorothea

    It has been noted before that she lives up to her character as Hermione Granger in terms of academics. The only unfair advantage if you must find one is that she had a personal tutor during the filming of the movies. And the British education is not the same as that in America, you can’t just excel in your own school, your grades are based on the national standard. That means you are competing with everyone else in Britain.

  • Halo

    These posters here are ridiculous. Emma Watson has been known for her intelligence since she was a child. She has been in nothing but private schools since she was a toddler. She has never been prone to Bs and Cs. She always has been a straight A student.

    Her parents are very well educated. Both of her parents are lawyers.

    In June 2006, Emma took GCSE examinations in 10 subjects, achieving eight A and two A grades. She received A grades in her 2008 A level examinations in English Literature, Geography and Art, and in her 2007 AS (advanced subsidiary) level in History of Art.

  • tina

    Yale?!!??!! Well I hope for her best that she would decline it… Out of all the options she has, Brown University is definetly the best… I picked Yale over Brown and now I regret it

  • Dorothea

    Halo @ 02/27/2009 at 11:43 pm
    They don’t understand the British education system. They think that getting straight A’s in some of these high schools here is a huge achievement. I know a few Valedictorians here who went to college only to find they are just average compared to everyone else.

  • me

    #24-it takes more than good grades to get into yale…you have to have one heck of an application to get accepted into yale and that includes more than A’s. Emma Watson isn’t the only person to have straight A’s….there are thousands of other students who achieve straight A’s and ace their exams as well yet they do not get accepted. Nobody here is saying she isn’t smart…..we know she is, but reality is that unless you are a mini genuis you won’t be accepted into Yale at 18 w/o the most impressive application and there are hundreds out there with applications way more impressive than hers. simple as that and thats all we were saying

  • Halo

    @ me

    How do you know what her application looked like? Not everyone who attended Yale was a “genius”. Angela Basset, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Beal, Paul Newman, David Alan Grier, Jordana Brewster, Henry Winkler, and MANY more have attended Yale University. Are these people geniuses? These people like Emma, had great grades and lovely extra curricular activities.

    Some people are lucky. Some people are not. Though, there is no need to diss Emma Watson because you “think” she got in because of her name.

  • Hpfan

    #24 you are a freak,i’m a huge hp fan but i don’t know the personal life of the actors so much…get a life,nerd!!

  • MElly

    Emma doesn’t have a blog, and on her main site (which is run by a friend of hers) there is nothing about this news….where is it that you guys got this news??

  • me

    #28-that’s everyone’s point….those people you listed are celebrities…of course they aren’t genuises. when i said you have to be a genuis or get accepted…i was referring those regular non-celebs who apply. and again….when did i ever diss emma? i said she’s very smart. i just am expressing my own opinion if thats okay which is simply that i don’t believe she would of been accepted as an 18 year old freshman to yale w/o her celeb status. she is very smart…however so are a lot of other people and the competition is very, very tough to get into a school like that. but wherever she goes, i’m sure she’ll do well and do wish her the best.

  • Halli

    Tell that riff-raff to stay on her side of the pond.

    Ugly brits

  • Halo

    @ me

    Meryl Streep and the others I’ve mentioned weren’t celebrities when they applied so you don’t really have a point.

  • Shannon

    JJ, did you get this from a fake twitter:

  • Shannon

    Is this your source: because that’s fake.

  • jorja

    congrats emma!
    she really deserves it :)
    i hope she can have the greatest time there and learn a lot ;)

  • Raphael

    How do you know she got in SOLELY because of her fame, #14?

    And I’m sure she’s not naive or just plain stupid enough to think that her celebrity didn’t have a hand in helping her get in.

    You got all that from an expression on her face, #22?

  • moni

    congrats she and danrad

  • emma fan

    i want to see these doubters get grades like hers while under the hectic regimen of filming five harry potter movies. isn’t being one of the main characters of these blockbusters impressive enough as extra-curricular activities?

  • Hpfan

    Lol Shannon is right,this new isn’t on her site and she hasn’t a blog.SHAME Jared,this new is FAKE.

  • Shannon

    Good for her just like james Franco going to univrsity is a smart choice it’s nice seeing celebs furthuring there paths although some may say they dont need it I disagree

  • Krum

    Trust me, a girl as classy and smart as Emma is not coming to our stinkin’ U.S. to further her studies…my guess is that she’ll stay in Europe, and wisely so. Stay in your comfort-zone Emma, don’t ruin your life by coming here to live and go to college! We are a mess…you are a treasure. Go to Cambridge!!!!!

  • joliepittsupporter

    bbwwomen2009 @ 02/28/2009 at 1:23 am

    i don’t see how this is relevant here, nor appropriate.

  • Jackie

    a) This information actually isn’t on her site, so while I assume she will be accepted to Yale, I don’t think it is official anywhere

    b) To the people who think she wouldn’t have gotten in if she wasn’t famous: First of all, she received all As and A*s on the major schooling exams in Britain, which would qualify her grades-wise. Second, of course her being an actress helped- the Ivy Leagues look for people with interesting backgrounds.

  • ma74

    Her name really’s completely obvious.Tony Blair’s son bgot accepted into Yale as well.On a full scholarship, although he wasn’t that good(2:1 which is something like 60-70% or good).PR value.Emma is a smart girl but you can’t deny the publicity stunt here


    Stop the hating!
    Emma has straight A’s in her A Levels and 8 A’s in her O Levels I believe. And trust me,O and A Levels are HARD. Not like American high school. She is a smart girl who has been attending school while not shooting Harry Potter. You have no idea what her application looked like or what kind of work she put in and cannot simply attribute it to MONEY or CELEBRITY STATUS.

  • Amna

    She gave SATs and was relying on their score to get in to American universities. Anyway the news is fake but I think she’ll be able to get in if she get a good score.

  • 87697

    GET A LIFE .



  • Fashionista

    The same thing happened when I applied to university back in 2001. I applied to St Andrews uni in Scotland as my first choice but Prince William went that year and my conditional offer was ridiculous something like 3 As on top of what I already had. I had to take my second choice cos I got A and 2 Bs. I really wanted to go there as well but because of Prince William I had no chance. Especially with all the rich Americans and private school people applying. Sometimes it’s not fair but money does seem to buy everything these days!

  • hp fan

    she is only book smart.of course we don’t meet her but we hear and see her interviews.she is not very smart talk.but cong.
    you see daniel’ new girlfriend? she is ıyyk

  • NativeNYker

    Congrats to the Potter start!

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