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Noelle Robinson Explains Why She Decided Not to Return to College

"I was not ready for college at all," said The Real Housewives of Atlanta daughter.

By Hannah Chambers
Noelle Robinson Leaves Howard University

Noelle Robinson is opening up about the questions she had previously “been avoiding.” 

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The Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member Cynthia Bailey’s 20-year-old daughter opened up about everything, from how she met her girlfriend, to why she decided not to return to college. 

When asked to share her best and worst moments from college, Noelle said that she didn’t really feel like she had a “best” memory to share. 

“I don’t have like...a best moment, per se. I honestly don’t,” she said. “I really did not like college, guys. Like, I had my best moments with people at college, but just being on campus, I didn’t really have a best moment. I just had moments where I was not having a bad moment, if that makes sense.” 

Noelle went on to explain that she considers the end of the first semester the worst part of her experience, because she was incredibly stressed about academics and her social life. 

“Keep in mind, guys, I was homeschooled for the last two years of high school and I took a gap year, so I was not ready for college at all. From a social standpoint, an academic standpoint, I kinda just got the carpet ripped from underneath me,” she said. 

Later in the video, Noelle pulled up a question from a follower who specifically asked why she Howard University. She said that there were “a lot of different reasons” for her decision. First of all, she felt that the location of the school was limiting her career options, and explained that because she wants to work in the entertainment industry, many of the acting and modeling opportunities she wanted to pursue were not in close proximity. 

“I just felt like I could only just go to school there, and not be able to pursue my passions,” said Noelle. 

She continued to say that she was not necessarily interested in her course, either. 

“As far as academically, I just felt like I was studying a lot of things that I wasn’t passionate about, that I knew I wasn’t going to use in my career. I felt myself feeling emotionally, kind of like, drained,” she said. “My mom didn’t go to college and my dad didn’t go to college, either, and they’re very successful.”

Ultimately, Noelle decided it was in her best interest to leave school and see what other kinds of opportunities might be available for her. 

“I was just like, let me see if there is another option, because there are so many other ways to make money, like now,” she said. “There’s just so many ways to make money now without a college degree.”

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