BY Adrienne Stanley | Feb 28, 2015 05:08 PM EST
February marks the end of college for graduating students in Korea. While it is a time of transition for students in Korea, February is also the month when many high school students in America are faced with the decision of choosing the college or university for their studies in September.
On February 24, Yoona of the popular K-pop group Girls' Generation graduated from Dongguk University after six years of academic studies. In addition to her career as a K-pop star, she has excelled as an actress with performances in dramas like “Prime Minister and I.” With her graduation, the idol joined other prestigious alumni of the college, which include Park Min Young, Kang Sora, and Lee Seung Gi.
Here is a list of some of the colleges and universities that have prominent Korean drama stars as alumni.
Dongguk University is a private college which has campuses in Seoul, North Gyeongsang, Gyeongju City, and a U.S. satellite location in Los Angeles.
In addition to Yoona, the college has educated many notable alumni in Korean entertainment. Prominent alumni of Dongguk University include Jun Ji Hyun, Jo In Sung, Lee Seung Gi and Kim So Yeon.
K-pop stars who graduated from Dongguk University include Shinhwa's Eric Mun, Seohyun of Girls' Generation, U-KISS' Hoon, Sunmi, 4 Minute's Gayoon, T-ARA's Eunjung.
Konkuk University is a private college with locations in Seoul and Chungju. Some of the hottest actors in K-Drama are alumni of Konkuk University including Lee Min Ho, Lee Jong Suk, Lee Min Ki, Yoo Ah In and Joo Won.
Notable K-pop stars who are alumni of Konkuk University include Changmin of TVXQ, GOT7's JB, Dong Woon of BEAST, BTS' Jin, and Subin of Dal Shabet.
Seoul National University
Actress Kim Tae Hee graduated from Seoul National University with a degree in fashion design.
Prominent figures in Korean music who graduated from Seoul National University include SM Entertainment founder Lee Soo Man, along with rappers Verbal Jint and Beenzino.
Chung Ang University
Chung Ang University is a private college based in Seoul.
Notable actors who graduated from Chung Ang University include:
Kang Ha Neul
Kim Rae Won
Lee Beom Soo
Shin Se Kyung
Song Jae Rim
Yoon Eun Hye
Notable K-pop stars who attended Chung Ang University include Big Bang's Seungri, Girls' Generation members Yuri and Sooyoung.
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