K-pop stars aim for higher educationCollege admissions season has started and K-pop singers are receiving letters of acceptance from universities one after another.
One of these is Kim Nam-joo, a member of girl group Apink. She was accepted into Sungkyunkwan University’s department of film, television and multimedia.
Many other celebrities like Joo Won of “Good Doctor” (2013), Song Joong-ki of “A Werewolf Boy” (2012) and singer Krystal of f(x) are either graduates of or students at the college.
Apink is one of the most up-and-coming girl groups these days. It has had a busy year in 2014 as two of its digital singles, “Luv” and “Mr. Chu,” became huge hits.
Apink also became the first girl group to top a weekly TV music show for three consecutive weeks with “Luv” in December.
Sohyun, a member of 4Minute, will also become a freshman at Dongguk University’s department of theater.
Most K-pop singers apply for majors that are related to acting, singing and theater.
Responding to the news that K-pop singers are securing spots at colleges, many Internet users left comments saying that these K-pop stars are taking advantage of their star status and are taking up ordinary students’ spots at college.
But not all K-pop singers are applying for university. Suzy of Miss A, Sulli of f(x) and Lee Hi gave up on taking the national college entrance exam, citing tight schedules.
By Sung So-young