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Chris Pizzello / Invision/AP 1 / 14

Actress Miranda Cosgrove is set to join the ranks of stars who are furthering their education, after revealing she's leaning toward attending the University of Southern California beginning later this year.

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The "iCarly" star has offers to attend USC and New York University, and she's close to making her decision.

She explains, "I deferred for a year, since I'm doing my show and it's really getting down to the point where I have to make the decision.

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"My dad loves USC because he went there, and my parents don't really want me to go to New York."

And she's hoping she'll be able to balance a student life with work on her TV hit: "I could still do the show, especially if I went to USC."

Whether she goes to USC or NYU, Cosgrove doesn't want to be pampered at college, telling "Access Hollywood Live," "I want the dorm life ... and I want a random roommate. That's half the fun, right?"

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