Check out these interesting snippets of idol life in university!
1. Super Junior’s Kyuhyun
Kyuhyun is famous for being a gamer, and it turns he gamed all the way up to the day of the College Scholastic Aptitude Test. The next day he completely screwed up the English listening portion of the exam, but still got into Kyunghee University.
2. Super Junior’s Ryeowook
Ryeowook is known for having perfect pitch. In a few months, he prepared for an entrance exam that took others several years to prepare for and finished with top marks. He was preparing to enter Seoul National University’s Department of Classical Composing but put this on hold to become a singer.
3. Super Junior’s Siwon
He graduated from Inha University with Ryeowook. Unlike Ryeowook who went to school a lot, Siwon wasn’t able to attend class often because of his schedules. One day, they went to school together and Ryeowook hung out with his school friends without Siwon. Needless to say, Siwon was a little putout.
4. EXO’s Suho
When Suho attended the Korea National University of Arts, he was known as KNUA’s Pretty Boy. He also enjoyed eating rice cake dumpling soup. Important facts that we all need to know.
5. Sechskies’s Jang Suwon
Although he trended #1 for his robot acting, he entered Kyunghee University’s Theatre and Film at the top of his class! By a great act of fate, the professor that taught him retired the next year.
6. SHINee’s Minho
Minho’s known to be very competitive and it showed when his brother got into the best school in South Korea, Seoul National University. While promoting “Ring Ding Dong”, the song that almost ruined the nation’s CSAT test takers, he got into Konkuk University. It might not be SNU but it’s a pretty prestigious school!
7. Wonder Girls’ Yeeun
Yeeun is also a known idol genius. She was preparing to attend Seoul National University, but in order to receive permission to train to become a singer, she handed in a blank exam paper. She passed the first round of admissions for Ewha Women’s University’s Law School and eventually attended Kyunghee University.
8. WANNA ONE’s Ong Seongwoo
Seongwoo attended Dong Seoul University and studied Theatre Arts while acting in musicals, plays, and short films. He was so active at school that he became the department representative during his second year.
9. VIXX’s Hongbin
Hongbin messed up registering for courses and ended up taking Korean Traditional Dance for his liberal arts course requirement. He was attending Dong-A Broadcasting Arts University for his degree in Musical Studies at the time.
10. BTOB’s Hyungsik and Changsub
The two were admitted to Howon University’s Practical Music department, which was known for being extremely hard to get into. At the time, there were only two male students in the entire department: Hyungsik and Changseob.
11. NU’EST W’s Aron
Aron was accepted to New York University for journalism but walked away to become a singer. He only got 8 questions wrong on the American Scholastic Aptitude and they were all math questions. His mark was in the top 0.5 percentile.
12. Girls’ Generation’s Yoona
Yoona graduated from Dongguk University with her degree in Theatre Studies in 2015. She was very active and even participated in group projects despite her busy schedules.
13. BTS’s Jin
Jin was just a regular Film Studies kid, heading to Konkuk University for class when he was street cast by Big Hit Entertainment. His professor called him “Hwa-Seok” – Hwa meaning flower, and Seok referring to his full name Kim Seok Jin. In other words, everyone knew he was a flower boy from the start!
14. Highlight’s Dongwoon
While attending Dongguk University for a degree in Theatre Arts, he happened to take a class on Geography. He handed in a report with the title “Let’s Go, Geography Vacation”.
15. SHINee’s Onew
During Onew’s entrance interview, he was asked, “Are you SHINee’s Onew?“. He replied, “Yes. I am THE SHINee’s Onew.” And that’s how you ace a university interview!
16. WANNA ONE’s Jisung
Jisung attended MyeongJi College and studied Theatre Arts. While he was there, he won five awards for directing! No wonder he’s such a natural leader.
17. DAY6’s Young K
Young K is currently attending Dongguk University and studying Business Administration, which is a little different from his current job. He thinks marketing is fun!
18. WANNA ONE’s Hwang Minhyun
He’s currently in school for Theatre Arts at Inha University. For those who didn’t know him during his NU’EST days, they may have spotted him as a model for Inha University.
19. TEEN TOP’s Chunji
TEEN TOP’s Chunji beat a competition rate of 484:1 when he was admitted to Hanyang University’s prestigious Practical Music department. It is said that the interviewers were unaware that Chunji was a popular idol. Wow!