Dakota Fanning Is Definitely An NYU Freshman

Suite Life twins are all well and good (we guess), but the Class of 2015′s starpower was just boosted significantly. Dakota Fanning was accepted Early Decision and was seen touring Gallatin last spring, and now we can confirm that the talented young actress is an enrolled freshman.

We were messing around in the new NYU Gmail system (because why not) and saw that her name and Net ID are in the autocomplete directory.

Dakota Fanning NetID
As we explained, our email addresses are now fully public to anyone with an NYU account. The new autocomplete directory in the ‘to’ box and the gchat search box means you can find any member of the NYU community using their first and last names. Want to gchat Spike Lee to see what he thinks of your Sight and Sound project? Now you can. We are not suggesting you should.
Though it is not made immediately clear, you can opt out of the directory. Fanning and Spike probably didn’t realize that, and we don’t blame them. You can learn more about how to opt out on NYU’s FERPA compliance page.
Anyway, Dakota, welcome to NYU! Enjoy your welcome week! And we know coming up with a Gallatin concentration can be tough, so here’s a few to think about.
[Image via Anthony Citrano]


  • Danny H
    August 23, 2011

    Is Dakota Fanning the new James Franco? I mean that less in the “celebrity going to NYU” sense and more in the sense that you guys just won’t fucking leave the poor kid alone.

  • Anon
    August 23, 2011

    Imagine the RA that has to write up Dakota Fanning for drinking in Hayden! That’ll be a hoot!

  • Anna Sanders
    August 24, 2011

    Yeah so Mara Wilson from Atonement is also at NYU. Her email is also up there, if any PR people are reading this. LOL oh NYU…

  • Lilik Mujiati
    August 25, 2011

    Dakota Fanning… amazing, smart, beautiful, multi-talent and down to earth. She is one of the young artist hollywood, which is very worthy to be a role model for young people in this era.

  • anon
    August 26, 2011

    way to respect her privacy. it’s great that she chose nyu but i thought that with the experience we students had with other celebrities enrolling in our school, we’d be over it and a lot more mature about it. welcome dakota, not all of us are douchebags who plan to stalk your every move.

  • Rachel K
    August 26, 2011

    So when her professors call names on the first day of class, are they going to pretend they don’t know her and say “Hannah”?

  • messiah jc
    August 29, 2011

    Dakota is an awesome talented young woman. An old soul if you will — jc

  • Adam Johnson
    August 30, 2011

    Yeah people really need to leave her alone; getting started NYU is stressful enough.

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