Yara Shahidi Shows Black Girl Magic

Yara Shahidi got accepted into every college she applied to

Black-ish star Yara Shahidi hasn’t yet decided where she’s going to college, but part of that might just be because she has so many to choose from.

On Monday during an interview with SeventeenShahidi shared her success story: she has only received acceptance letters, not rejection letters.

“I did get all of my college acceptances and I’m keeping them close to the belt as of right now, but I got into every college I applied to,” she explained. “So that’s really exciting. I found all of that out last week.”


As for when she will make a decision, Shahidi said, “My college plans are all up in the air, but I will choose within the next month.”

She also spoke about her plans to defer for a year.

“I know when Malia Obama announced [she was deferring], she got a lot of slack, but I feel like what’s interesting is I know so many people that are deferring. It’s more than to just roam around or just sit down and stare at a wall, but it will also give me an opportunity to work,” Shahidi said.  “I’ve been working more than half of my life and that’s always been balanced with school and all of the other responsibilities, so to have a year to focus on work and to focus on specified interests will be nice before I pick a career and choose what I want to study and my life path.


“I think no matter what, I know that I want to go to college. I know that I’m going to defer a year and I’m willing to have a more unorthodox college experience, but at a certain point I want to be on a campus.”

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