Did Addison Rae Go to College?

Addison Rae is a social media influencer and one of TikTok’s most popular celebrities, who is well known among pop culture fans for her friendship with Kourtney Kardashian. Rae first rose to prominence in 2019, and unlike many other young TikTok stars, she has been able to parlay her fame into a series of successful business opportunities. With the recent release of her debut single, many fans are digging deep to learn more about Rae, discovering her educational history and her future aspirations. 

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How did Addison Rae become famous?

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Addison Rae was born in Louisiana in 2000. Raised alongside two brothers, Rae got involved in the world of competitive dance at a very early age. By the time she was six years old, Rae was attending competitions around the world and discovering what it meant to live life in the spotlight. All throughout her childhood years, Rae pursued an interest in creative arts, not limited to dance — and by the time she was 19 years old, Rae had become one of TikTok’s hottest influencers.

Rae first started uploading videos to TikTok in the summer of 2019 and quickly amassed a large following. In a matter of a few months, Rae had earned over a million followers on the social media platform, and fans all around the world were talking about her charming, catchy dance videos. These days, she is one of the biggest social media stars around, with fans on TikTok as well as Instagram. Reportedly, Rae’s net worth is around $5 million, which isn’t all from her TikTok videos — the young star also works with top brands like Reebok. 

Did Addison Rae ever go to college?

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Addison Rae might be a hot topic, but it might surprise many of her fans to learn that she never graduated from college, although she did enroll in Louisiana State University after graduating from high school. Once Rae started becoming successful on TikTok, she dropped out of college in order to focus on her budding social media stardom. As reported by Distractify, Rae realized it was time to leave college after an eye-opening trip to Los Angeles. 

“I was only here for four days cause it was over the weekend and I obviously had college,” Rae explained. She stated that she met with a fellow influencer at the infamous Hype House, who talked to her about the possibilities of social media. “He was talking to me about what I wanna do and like where I wanna take this and I was kind of like ‘what the heck like what do you mean where I wanna take this’ like I didn’t think that that was a possibility to, like, make it anything more than when it was at the moment,” Rae said. Not long after that trip, Rae left Louisiana State University for good. 

Addison Rae is one of pop culture’s hottest celebrities of the moment

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Addison Rae has ambitions well beyond social media. “In the future, I honestly think that I’m gonna take this and bring it to like hosting, you know, I would love to do that. I would love to host things. I really want to get more active on YouTube and really just trying to establish myself on YouTube as well,” she has said. Rae might also be dipping her toes in the world of reality television as well, as evidenced by her close friendship with Kourtney Kardashian and the rest of the Kardashian-Jenner family.