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Where Did The Real Housewives of New York City Go to College?

This is one highly educated — and fashion-savvy — crew! 

By Jenny Berg
Your First Look at Season 11 of The Real Housewives of New York City

If you're pining to know what the ladies of The Real Housewives of New York City have been up to, rest assured: updates are coming soon. Season 11 of the Big-Apple-based show is set to premiere on March 6, and you'll find out what Bethenny Frankel, Dorinda Medley, Luann de Lesseps, Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan, and Tinsley Mortimer have been doing since we last saw them at the explosive conclusion of Season 10. (Catch up on last season here.)

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But before what we dive into what the ladies are doing now, let's take a trip down memory lane to see what they were doing just a few years ago ... in college.

The ladies of New York are a highly educated gang, and they have their degrees in everything from art history to fashion. Keep scrolling to see which 'Wife went to which college, and try to retain what you learn: There may be a pop quiz later. 

Bethenny Frankel

The inventor of Skinnygirl cocktails is just as accomplished in the kitchen as she is behind the bar. After high school, the business mogul studied at the National Gourmet Institute.

She also studied for two years at Boston University — just like a fellow Bravoleb. Back in October, Bethenny visited Boston and took a tour of her old haunts, which she documented on Instagram Stories. "I lived here! This is Warren Towers! I went to B.U. for two years and so did Andy Cohen. Andy Cohen and I both lived in this building. This is it! Hi Boston, hi B.U," she said then.  

And, that's not it! Bethenny also attended New York University, where she got degrees in communications and psychology. And if you're wondering what her dorm room looked like there, just scroll down: 

Dorinda Medley

Dorinda graduated from Pennsylvania's Franklin & Marshall College in 1986. After graduating, Dorinda moved to New York City to take a gig in the showrooms of Liz Claiborne. And later, while living in London, she started her own cashmere company: DCL Cashmere. 

Luann de Lesseps

Growing up in Connecticut, Luann attended Berlin High School — where she was reportedly the captain of the varsity volleyball team. Later, the "countess" became a licensed practical nurse after studying at E.C. Goodwin Tech. Reflecting on her time in school, the singer once told "I really felt like I had a good education in Connecticut. I loved math and home economics in high school. Kids can't even sew buttons on their coats nowadays." 

Ramona Singer

Ramona went to the Fashion Institute of Technology, where she blazed a trail as the first graduate of the four year honors program. The skincare "maven" earned her BS in marketing, and later became a buyer for Macy's. She also had stints at Calvin Klein and French Connection. 

Oh, and here's a peek at college-age Ramona:

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Sonja Morgan

Sonja also studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology, earning her degree in 1985. After college, the Albany, New York, native went on to work in  both the retail and wholesale sides of fashion, and her experience clearly paid off. The New York 'Wife now helms a successful fashion brand, Sonja by Sonja Morganand she creates chic flats through her shoe line, French Sole

Tinsley Mortimer

The Virginia native briefly studied at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, but then transferred to Columbia University. At the New York school, where she earned a BA in Art History, Tinsley was reportedly a member of the elite secret society known as Saint Anthony Hall. After school, she went on to design her own line of handbags, work as a beauty assistant at Vogue, and served as a beauty ambassador for Dior. In fact, the storied French brand even had a shade of lipstick named after the 'Wife: Tinsley Pink. 

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