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Apr 22 2016
by Elaina Berkowitz

8 College YouTubers You Should Be Subscribed to

By Elaina Berkowitz - Apr 22 2016
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1. Orly Alexandra

Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/lovenector13

Subscribers: 51,013

Orly is a junior in college at Chapman University in California. She started making beauty videos, but transitioned in to more college lifestyle videos. Many of her videos are about situations she is currently experiencing. She noted that when she has struggles in school, she “turns to making videos to vent and also to give other people advice on how to handle the same situations.” Her experiences include things like moving into college, living with roommates, and dating. She feels that YouTube has impacted her life in a big way and that “it’s awesome to know I can connect with other students experiencing the same things, and provide support for viewers going through it too.”

2. Kent Heckel

Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC21uuk4HEVdTN6sQuFuXyjg

Subscribers: 23,408

Kent is a sophomore in college and Mass Communications major with a YouTube focus. He makes daily vlogs on YouTube and has been creating them since 2014. Many of his vlogs involve situations that college students face, but all of them involve fun adventures. He says that he tries to “tell stories with [his] vlogs and those come from people like my girlfriend or what happened in class that day.” In addition to just vlogging, he started to include a portion of each video where he gives college advice. He answers questions that viewers send to him to try to help them as much as possible. He feels that he wants to interact with his viewers as much as possible and will “stop at nothing to continue that.”

3. Kenzie Taylor

Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/SomethingSparkly07

Subscribers: 71,371

Kenzie is a 19-year-old that lives in Southern California. She makes a variety of videos including beauty, DIY, and lifestyle. She makes haul videos, advice videos, outfit of the week videos, and more. She enjoys making videos because she feels as though YouTube is a “completely free realm where you are kind of your own boss.”

4. Clancy Burke

Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/GlamAndGloss01

Subscribers: 142,328

Clancy’s channel originally centered around beauty videos, but has transitioned to lifestyle videos. She noted that she can’t explain it, but that she “just knew [YouTube] was what I should be doing.” She continues to make beauty related videos such as hauls and makeup tutorials in addition to the lifestyle ones. She often puts up videos of her telling stories or giving advice about college or life in general. Though many of her videos are just based off of her daily experiences, she feels that “some of the best ideas come in the least expected places” and that “the key is to be observant of everything and everyone around.”

5. Kim Adams

Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/makeupbykimm

Subscribers: 113,813

Kim is a beauty, fashion, and lifestyle vlogger in addition to being full-time college student. She is considered a “beauty guru” in that most of her videos are beauty and fashion related. She creates makeup tutorials, outfit idea videos, room tours, and more. Many of her videos are targeted at college-aged people, but there’s definitely something for everyone. She feels that through balancing YouTube and college she has learned to “wear many hats in a way.” 

6. Katy Bellotte

Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/HelloKatyxo

Subscribers: 444,989

Katy is a college student who makes videos each week pertaining to beauty, fashion, and lifestyle. Many of her videos are advice-related or deep talks about life and situations many college students face. She is inspirational and gives a lot of insight into her life. She describes her life as “organized chaos.”

7. Kailee Mckenzie

Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/kaileemckenzie

Subscribers: 327,382

Kailee is a fashion student at New York University in addition to being a YouTuber. She has a very edgy and distinct style that is very unique. She makes mainly fashion related videos, but also often puts out question and answer style videos. She is very true to herself and her personality is expressed through her style. Kailee is extremely unique and though she makes similar kinds of videos to other college vloggers, her style provides a new perspective.

8. Sarah Burgett

Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/BeautyPolice101

Subscribers: 377,490

Sarah is a freshman college student and has been making YouTube videos since she was young. She makes typical “beauty guru” videos including hauls, tutorials, and question and answer videos. Her extremely bubbly personality is shown through in all her videos and her life as a college student is very relatable. 


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Elaina Berkowitz - Syracuse University

“Elaina is a freshman at Syracuse University majoring in Advertising. She loves writing, watching The Office and dancing. Her favorite things are ice cream and Instagram. You can follow her on Twitter @Elaina_Berk and on Instragram @elainaberk!

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