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    Emma Watson
    The summer is coming to an all too speedy end, which means college students will soon make the mass exodus from their hometowns, vacations, and internships to return for a new school year in the fall.
    For some students, however, picking classes and meeting new people are just part of the already jam-packed celebrity lifestyle.
    We've found the 15 most famous kids in college this semester. These celebrities are pursuing their college degrees, juggling class and exams with the responsibilities of public life.
    They're musicians, actors, models and athletes who somehow find a way to balance their college careers with their professional ones—an impressive feat for such young people. They go to school all over America, from New York University to California's University of Southern California.
    We've listed them here in alphabetical order. Let us know who we missed!
    Callie Bost and Jennifer Polland contributed to this feature.Justine Bateman
    College: University of California, Los Angeles
    Year: Sophomore
    Though she's not exactly a kid anymore, the 47-year-old Bateman did get famous playing one on TV — the notoriously ditzy Mallory Keaton on "Family Ties."
    Now, she's pursuing a degree in computer science at UCLA and even has a blog called "College Life" about the ins and outs of being an undergraduate in her 40s.
    Corinne Bishop
    College: University of Southern California
    Year: Sophomore
    Jamie Foxx's daughter shares both his original last name and his red carpet spotlight, appearing on her father's arm at multiple premiers, awards shows, and after parties since she was seven.
    Bishop, now 19, is a cheerleader and Public Relations major at USC.
    Justin Combs
    College: University of California Los Angeles
    Year: Sophomore
    The son of Sean "P. Diddy" or "Puff Daddy" Combs, Justin Combs is attending UCLA —on a $54,000 football scholarship.
    The son of a multi-millionaire, Combs faced a lot of criticism for accepting the scholarship, but the 5-foot-9, 170-pound defensive back defended his decision to accept the scholarship, tweeting that he "put that work in" and earned the scholarship.
    Page 2 of 4 - Combs was red-shirted for the 2012 season and didn't see game time, but he has four remaining years of eligibility.
    Miranda Cosgrove
    College: University of Southern California
    Year: Sophomore
    This actress and singer-songwriter is best known for her role on Nickelodeon TV's iCarly, but she's also starred in several films, including most notably School of Rock.
    Cosgrove said that she took a drawing class last semester, which she really enjoyed. She also chatted with Jimmy Kimmel about her one and only experience at a USC frat party.
    Dakota Fanning
    College: New York University
    Year: Junior
    This film actress, who has starred in the Twilight films, The Secret Life of Bees and The Runaways, is a junior at NYU.
    Fanning reportedly opts out of dorm life in favor of a two-bedroom apartment in the Nolita neighborhood, close to the heart of NYU's urban campus.
    Missy Franklin
    College: University of California at Berkeley.
    Year: Freshman
    Franklin crushed at the London Olympic games last summer, taking home five medals — four of them gold — for the U.S. Olympic swimming team.
    While she plans to turn pro after the 2015 NCAA Championships, Franklin will start at UC Berkeley in the fall, and swim for the Golden Bears.
    Jasmine Jordan
    College: Syracuse University
    Year: Senior
    The daughter of perhaps the most prolific basketball player of all time, Jordan said she initially hated attending Syracuse because she dealt with constant whispers, stares, and rumors. Instead of transferring, she focused on her academics and will graduate after just three years.
    Though the 6-foot-tall Jordan didn't follow in her father's and brothers' footsteps to play basketball, she is majoring in sports management.
    Page 3 of 4 - Johnny Manziel
    College: Texas A&M University
    Year: Sophomore
    As talented at generating scandals as he is on the football field, Texas A&M quarterback Manziel, also known as Johnny Football, became the first freshman to ever win the Heisman Trophy during the 2012 season.
    He's had a crazy off-season, and despite publicly tweeting that he can't wait to leave college, he'll be back with the Aggies for his sophomore year this fall.
    Scott McCreery
    College: North Carolina State University
    Year: Sophomore
    McCreery won the 10th season of American Idol in 2011— while he was in high school. Since then, he's come out with his own country album "Clear as Day" and he's won numerous awards, including the best Breakthrough Video of the Year from the CMT Music Awards for his song "The Trouble with Girls" — just hours before he donned a cap and gown for his high school graduation.
    McCreery is a sophomore at NC State, majoring in communications/public relations. Meanwhile he is still recording new songs when he's not studying.
    Graham Phillips
    College: Princeton University
    Year: Sophomore
    Phillips, who plays Zach Florrick on the CBS drama "The Good Wife" started at Princeton in the fall of 2012, despite still being in the middle of filming for the show's fifth season.
    During his freshman year, Phillips took to Facebook and Twitter to discuss his lack of sleep in college, as well as some of his favorite classes, including a film history seminar and a class on campaign strategy.
    Andy Richardson
    College: New York University
    Year: Freshman
    One of the stars of the Broadway musical "Newsies," Richardson is headed to NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study, which allows students to design their own curriculum.
    Though he's currently occupied by his first principal role, Richardson says he plans to study American Sign Language and Theatre at NYU.
    Page 4 of 4 - Patrick Schwarzenegger
    College: University of Southern California
    Year: Sophomore
    The 19-year-old son of actor Arnold Schwarzenegger and activist Maria Shriver, Patrick is an actor, model, and a sophomore at USC. Like any normal college kid, his parents helped him move in to his dorm at the start of freshman year.
    Claressa Shields
    College: Olivet College
    Year: Freshman
    Shields became the first U.S. woman to win a gold medal in boxing when she defeated Russia Nadezda Torlopova at the London games.
    She's not sure if she'll compete in the 2016 Olympics, but for now she plans to major in sports broadcasting and business at Olivet starting this fall.
    Dylan and Cole Sprouse
    College: New York University
    Year: Seniors
    These twin brothers first rose to fame in the Adam Sandler film Big Daddy. They've since starred in the Disney Channel's The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. The twins are seniors at NYU.
    Emma Watson
    College: Oxford University & Brown University
    Year: Junior
    Watson, who is most famous for her role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter movies, began her college career as a freshman at Brown University in 2009.
    However, the pressure that comes with fame and rigorous studies caught up with her and she decided to transfer to Oxford University for her junior year. Watson is now back at Brown, where she plans to complete her undergraduate degree.
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