Addison Rae is a well know TikTok influencer. Her career took off during her anticipated university years. So, did she go to college?
Have you ever wondered which of the world’s most famous TikTok creators actively pursued higher education? From Noah Beck to Dixie D’Amelio, fans of the biggest social media influencers are curious about how college played out before and after they rose to internet fame.
As for Addison Rae, the influencer’s unprecedented TikTok career took off during her anticipated university years. So, did she go to college? And if so, where? Here’s the scoop.
Did Addison Rae go to college? The TikTok creator got candid about her education.
Yes, Addison did attend university. However, her time at school was relatively short-lived. During an April 2020 Q&A with Forbes, the social media star opened up about her experience in higher education.
“I did go to college for about three months. That was a really fun and exciting time,” the Forbes “30 Under 30” personality revealed. “My focus for college was broadcasting and TV commercial work — the entertainment industry as a whole.”
According to Dexerto, the He’s All That actor studied at Louisiana State University for a brief stint. However, after achieving unprecedented success on TikTok, she put her academic career on hold and pursued social media full-time.
But that doesn’t mean Addison never plans on returning to school.
“In the future, I would like to go back to finish my degree,” Addison explained. “Right now, I feel the opportunities I have are very close to where I was heading and what I was looking to achieve.”
Social media is slightly confused about Addison Rae’s college career.
While multiple outlets have reported that Addison was briefly a student at Louisiana State University, social media platforms have spread misinformation like wildfire. One such tweet dealt with the TikTok creator’s alleged “senior thesis.”
Twitter user @nonbinarybooty posted a video of Addison doing a TikTok dance in public, writing, “People love laughing at this video when [Addison] attended Louisiana State University and wrote her senior thesis on the complexities of social media and the demand to consistently perform for the masses. This video was mentioned in her thesis as a social experiment.”
Then, in the replies, the Twitter user clarified, “I just made this up for no reason. I’m just bored waiting for my falafel.”
And the reactions proved that the misinformation was incredibly convincing. One person replied to the original tweet, writing, “I was intrigued … like I really wanted to read that thesis,” followed by several crying emojis.
Another person wrote, “Please don’t lie on [LSU like this],” to which the original creator replied, “She actually did go there before she dropped out.”
Addison Rae faced backlash for tweeting about her brief college career.
In July 2021, the TikTok creator was under fire when she posted photos of herself working as a UFC reporter, writing, “I studied broadcast journalism in college for 3 whole months to prepare for this moment.”
While Addison was seemingly joking in her tweet, the replies pointed out that the caption may have been insensitive.
“Stealing jobs from those more deserving, very classy,” one user replied.
Another added, “I went to Journalism school for two years and interned (unpaid) for another 1.5 years after that. [I never] got hired and had to switch careers. Thank you for this info.”
Where did Addison Rae attend Elementary and High School?
Rae’s parents split up when she was younger, eventually remarrying in 2017. Both also have active TikTok accounts and frequently feature in Rae’s posts.
Rae’s educational background is scanty online but since she lived in Lafayette, Louisiana, she basically had her elementary education there. Rae’s two younger brothers, Enzo Lopez and Lucas Lopez might as well have attended the same school as kids.
Rae started dancing competitively at the age of six where she attended competitions across the country.
Addison attended High School at Calvary Baptist Academy in Shreveport, Louisiana. Calvary Baptist Academy is a 600-student private co-educational school that sees its students from kindergarten up to the twelfth grade.
She describes her high school self as “too happy” and says that her classmates would often tell her that she smiles too much.
While a student at the school, Addison was heavily involved in sports and was a member of the gymnastics team, the softball team, and the cheerleading squad. She graduated from the school in 2019.
Per Seventeen, once Addison Rae graduated from high school in 2019, she and her family moved to Baton Rouge, Los Angeles so she could live at home while attending Louisiana State University and pursue her TikTok career.
In an interview with Elle magazine, Addison Rae talks about her choice to move to Los Angeles saying, “A few people in LA reached out to me, and I was like ‘I need to go. I need to go.’ So my parents supported me fully.”