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Ever wonder if any of your favorite YA authors went to your college? Or even better, are you deciding on colleges and in need of some YA inspiration? Well good news book nerds- We are bringing you a list of 40 YA authors and their Alma Maters! Not only have these authors written some of our favorite YA, but they also have some pretty impressive college credentials! Check the list below to see where your favorite YA author went to school!

Veronica Roth

Author of Carve The Mark and The Divergent Series 
Alma Mater: Northwestern College
Major: Creative Writing

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Danielle Paige

Alma Mater: Columbia University
Major: Unlisted Undergrad Degree

Sara Raasch

Alma Mater: Wright State University
Major: Organizational Leadership

Lauren Oliver

University of Chicago
Major: Literature and Philosophy

Kendare Blake

Alma Mater Ithaca College
Major: Business

Cinda Williams Chima

Alma Mater: University of Akron
Major: Philosophy

Garth Nix

Alma Mater :University of Canberra
Major: Professional writing

Mindy McGinnis

Alma Mater: Otterbein University
Major: English literature and Religion

Rosamund Hodge

Alma Mater: University of Dallas
Major: English

Beth Revis

Alma Mater: NC State University
Major: English Education

Sabaa Tahir

Alma Mater:  UCLA
Major: Communications

John Corey Whaley

Alma Mater: Louisiana Tech University
Major:English

Nicola Yoon

Alma Mater: Emerson College
Major: MA in Creative Writing

Sarah J. Maas

Alma Mater:  Hamilton College
Major: Creative Writing

Marie Rutkowski

Alma Mater: University of Iowa
Major: English

Victoria Aveyard

Alma Mater: University of Southern California
Major:Screenwriting

Holly Black

Alma Mater: The College of New Jersey
Major:English

Victoria Schwab

Alma Mater: Washington University
Major: Graphic Design

Alex Bracken

Alma Mater: College of William and Mary
Major: History and English

Jandy Nelson

Alma Mater: Brown
Major: MFA in poetry

J.K. Rowling

Alma Mater: University of Exeter
Major: French and Classics

Kiera Cass

Alma Mater: Radford University
Major: History

John Green

Alma Mater: Kenyon College
Major: English and Religious studies

Stephanie Meyer

Alma Mater: Brigham Young University
Major: English

Maggie Stiefvater

Alma Mater:University of Mary Washingto
Major: History

Tahereh Mafi

Alma Mater: Soka University of America

James Frey

Alma Mater: Denison University

Rick Yancey

Alma Mater: Roosevelt University
Major: English

Leigh Bardugo

Alma Mater: Yale
Major: English

Susan Dennard

Alma Mater: Great Lakes Institute
Major: Marine Biology

Kelley Armstrong

Alma Mater: The University of Western Ontario
Major: Psychology

Rachel Hawkins

Alma Mater: Auburn University
Alma Mater: English

Megan Shepherd

Alma Mater: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Major: International studies

Margaret Stohl

Alma Mater: Stanford University
Major: English

Wendy Higgins

Alma Mater: George Mason University
Major: Creative Writing

Laini Taylor

Alma Mater: UC Berkeley
Major: English

Sherman Alexie

Alma Mater: Washington State University

Nina LaCour

Alma Mater: Mills College
Major: Creative Writing

Sona Charaipotra

Alma Mater: The New School
Major: MFA in Writing for children

Stacy Lee

Alma Mater: UC Davis at King Hall
Major: Law degree

 

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