Emma Watson: Columbia University Student?

Emma Watson: Columbia University Student?

Emma Watson has chosen which college she’ll be attending once Harry Potter wraps filming — Columbia University!

The 19-year-old British actress, who had her pick of Ivy League schools, is listed in Columbia’s student directory under “Charlotte E Watson” (her birth name is Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson). She even took a tour of the campus back in October 2008.

Emma recently told Teen Vogue mag that she wanted to be normal. She shared, “I just want to keep it private [my university choice] for as long as I can. I probably sound like a paranoid nut, but I’m doing this because I want to be normal. I really want anonymity. I want to do it properly, like everyone else.” Sorry Emma, we spilled the beans!

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  • http://www.myspace.com/oliiiviiia oLiiviia

    First & i love Emma ♥

  • Neltzu


  • the fame

    good for her.. a big break from movies is the best

  • saudia

    I heard she is going to give up acting and go to school.. love this girl. Seriously has a great head on her shoulders. I think it’s great, should be an amazing experience for her, hopefully no haters though. We are adults at university LOL . I wish I was at Columbia though. Love Emma, really hope she goes through with it, after HP of course <3

  • nathalia

    lucky columbia university students! haha (:

  • sweetnessa

    is great !
    I love her !!

  • maren123

    She is going to Brown

  • iluvrobpattz

    thats great good job emma!

  • Katie

    This is the school that I would love to go to. I am still in high school for 2 years, but this has always been my dream school. Emma Watson is one of the rare celebrity’s the has her head on her shoulders. She cares about her education, not her fame. I hope that she will be able to have a normal students life. Good Luck Emma!

  • mia

    i bet jj is happy means he cant get more scoop on her if she in america lol.

    but how did u find out about her name being inlisted

  • steph

    do celebrities have to take the SAT’s ??

  • me


    yeah Emma came to the USA and took the SATs…she wrote about it on her official website. But I’m not sure this news is true. I mean she could use an alias to avoid drawing attention, but rumors have been released that she’s going to Yale, Harvard, Cambridge, Oxford, Brown, and now Columbia so I’m not going to believe anything until Emma says it herself. It’s her business.

  • gabby

    Yay!! Go Emma!!! I’m not sure if this news is true, but congrats anyways!! :)

  • david

    I thought she was going to either Cambridge, Yale, or Brown?

  • Matt

    Wrong Watson. Emma is going to Brown.

  • celia

    it’s really admirable of her to continue her education, but I hope she still continues to act after she graduates. Lots of celebrities have gone off to college and had successful careers afterwards like Jodie Foster, Natalie Portman, and Jame Franco.

  • Jackie

    thats great. columbia is an amazing school.
    you go emma!!

  • http://www.beauty-princess.nl Lisan

    I don’t think this is okay. You said by yourself that she wanted to keep her choice private, and you just don’t. I think you should respect her privacy, and remove the article.
    But Emma is great :D

  • Heather

    I think that’s really rude, disrespectful and …. well a lot of rude words I can think of tbh to tell everyone this. I’m sure other websites will be posting it too but that doesn’t make this any better. She specifically asked for privacy. How is she going to expect a normal education now?

  • hellohello

    i don’t think this is reliable. apparently, she’s going to Brown.

  • Leah

    @steph: “Do celebrities have to take SATs?”

    haha, YES. Emma took her SATs last year… she mentioned it on her website a few times.

    What the hell? How on earth do you know “Charlotte E Watson” is actually Emma? There must be dozens of Charlotte E Watsons in the US. This is rather a pathetic article and very attention-seeking.

  • Leah

    Aaaaahahahahaha. Fools. I just checked the Columbia website and found this “Charlotte E Watson” listing, and this girl is enrolled in the School of Continuing Education- the program that runs courses for highschool students, ESL courses and courses for people who already have an undergrad degree!! Its description says…

    “Applied professional master’s degree and certificate programs for working students; courses for graduate school preparation, professional advancement, or personal enrichment; structured programs for graduate school or college preparation.”

    This can’t be Emma Watson! She could be studying as a visiting student but she would not qualify for a degree.

  • tamara

    if she wants privacy then i suggest she dont go to columbia

  • me


    She’s going to an Ivy League school, so it’s bound to attract attention whether she goes to Columbia or not. But I think Emma doesn’t want the media to know before she gets there so there won’t be all this hype around her when she gets to school, which makes alot of sense.

  • http://alyssa-awesome-loser.blogspot.com alyssa:)

    i love emma watson.
    but, i just think that jjj was being bad to her by spill out which college she’ll attend.

  • tan


  • Luis F. Gomez

    Maybe Im not going to Medicine School… hahaha something else would be pretty find in Columbia University… hahaha She is really a great actress and so far if she wants to be normal, then she is quitting to her right as a star, her right to shine… JJJ you rock!!

  • Jackie

    i am going to be a freshman at brown in the fall, and “emma charlotte watson” appeared in their directory listed as an undergraduate student as well. could she have possibly enrolled in both places?

  • syasz

    wow, you go girl!
    i’ve always liked emma watson, and now i respect her more..=)

  • ayva

    I think it’s cool that Emma is going to college over here. And Charlotte E. Watson sounds cool.

    Dude, this rocks.

  • hana

    Is she really going to any college?? I mean it was just only from her mouth about SAT’s thing. Actually I don’t believe anything that she will enroll in the college of them. : /

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/sillyhermy Stacey

    wow congrats to emma. i wanted to attend that school last year. but i’ve change my major. Emma Watson is of the few great role-model for young girls and girls my age as well.

  • Lion Prince

    Emma Watson is so cute and she’s sooooo magical.

  • emma

    haha, my name is emma too! and i think its great. she has a great head on her shoulders.
    and also, if anyone is a BIG fan of emma watson.. i would start packing and go to columbia university!

  • lisa

    emma is awesome

  • kwan

    “lucky columbia university students! haha ”
    Yes i agreed LOL

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