46 Celebs Whose College Degrees Are Extremely Impressive And Very Unexpected

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1.Connie Britton got a degree in Asian studies.

She went to Dartmouth. That's an IVY LEAGUE, people!!

She went to Dartmouth. That's an IVY LEAGUE, people!!

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2.Riz Ahmed has a degree in politics, philosophy, and economics.

He went to Christ Church, one of the largest colleges of England's Oxford University

He went to Christ Church, one of the largest colleges of England's Oxford University

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3.Cole Sprouse has a degree in archeology. Specifically, geographical information systems and satellite imaging.

He went to NYU, and when I found out he studied geographical information systems and satellite imaging, I was shocked because I don't know what that is. 

He went to NYU, and when I found out he studied geographical information systems and satellite imaging, I was shocked because I don't know what that is.

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4.Brooke Shields has a degree in romance language and literature.

She had a focus on French literature and graduated with honors from Princeton.

She had a focus on French literature and graduated with honors from Princeton.

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5.Gerard Butler has a law degree.

He could have been a lawyahh!!!!! 

He could have been a lawyahh!!!!!

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6.Megan Thee Stallion has a degree in health administration.

She graduated from Texas Southern University. 
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7.Rowan Atkinson has a degree in electrical engineering.

He went to Newcastle University. Smartyyyy pants. 
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8.Rashida Jones has a degree in religion and philosophy.

She went to Harvard, btw. NBD.

She went to Harvard, btw. NBD.

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9.Lisa Kudrow got a degree in biology.

She went to Vassar and wanted to learn the reason behind headaches. I wish she had continued down that path because I'd really like to know.

She went to Vassar and wanted to learn the reason behind headaches. I wish she had continued down that path because I'd really like to know.

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10.Miranda Cosgrove has a degree in psychology.

She went to USC and did it while being a celebrity.

She went to USC and did it while being a celebrity.

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11.Weird Al got a degree in architecture.

He went to Cal Poly. I'd love a house designed by Weird Al, and hope I get that one day.

He went to Cal Poly. I'd love a house designed by Weird Al, and hope I get that one day.

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12.Gabrielle Union has a degree in sociology.

She went to the University of Nebraska first but transferred to UCLA.

She went to the University of Nebraska first but transferred to UCLA.

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13.Will Ferrell graduated with a degree in sports information.

I literaly have no idea what sports information is, but he went to USC to get a degree in it.

I literaly have no idea what sports information is, but he went to USC to get a degree in it.

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14.Christy Turlington Burns has a bachelor's degree in comparative religion and Eastern philosophy, and a master's in public health.

She went to NYU for her bachelor's and then went to Columbia University for her master's.

She went to NYU for her bachelor's and then went to Columbia University for her master's.

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15.Sacha Baron Cohen has a degree in history with a focus on antisemitism.

He graduated from Christ's College Cambridge.

16.Dolph Lundgren got a degree in chemical engineering.

Not just a bachelor's degree...but also a MASTER'S degree in chemical engineering. He also got a scholarship to pursue his Ph.D. at MIT. Basically, Dolph's a genius.

Not just a bachelor's degree...but also a MASTER'S degree in chemical engineering. He also got a scholarship to pursue his Ph.D. at MIT. Basically, Dolph's a genius.

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17.Kenny Chesney got a degree in marketing.

He went to Eastern Tennessee State University. Marketing and country music — maybe they aren't so different after all.

He went to Eastern Tennessee State University. Marketing and country music — maybe they aren't so different after all.

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18.Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson majored in criminology.

He went to the University of Miami. He could have been a forensic scientist!

He went to the University of Miami. He could have been a forensic scientist!

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19.Freddie Highmore got a degree in Spanish and Arabic.

He went to Cambridge University's Emmanuel College and gained a

He went to Cambridge University's Emmanuel College and gained a "double first," which I think is UK talk for honors in a double major???

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20.Rooney Mara got a degree in psychology, international social policy, and nonprofits.

That's a wholeeee lotta subjects. Oh, and she went to NYU, and don't forget, she's realllllyyy rich.

That's a wholeeee lotta subjects. Oh, and she went to NYU, and don't forget, she's realllllyyy rich.

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21.Ray Romano majored in accounting.

ACCOUNTING!!!!! He went to Queens College but realized he was funny before fully committing to becoming an accountant. 

ACCOUNTING!!!!! He went to Queens College but realized he was funny before fully committing to becoming an accountant.

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22.Natalie Portman got a degree in psychology.

From HARVARD. She could have been a therapist! Instead, she just has a couple of Oscars. Womppp.

From HARVARD. She could have been a therapist! Instead, she just has a couple of Oscars. Womppp.

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23.Lionel Richie has a degree in economics.

He went to Tuskegee University, and he had a tennis scholarship. Woweee.

He went to Tuskegee University, and he had a tennis scholarship. Woweee.

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24.Reba McEntire has a degree in elementary education.

She went to Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Honestly, she would have been a good teacher.

She went to Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Honestly, she would have been a good teacher.

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25.Eva Longoria got a degree in kinesiology and a master's in Chicano studies.

She went to Texas A&M for kinesiology (random) and Cal State Northridge for her master's, where she wrote a thesis called

She went to Texas A&M for kinesiology (random) and Cal State Northridge for her master's, where she wrote a thesis called "Success STEMS From Diversity: The Value of Latinas in STEM Careers."

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26.John Legend has a degree in English with a concentration in African American literature.

He went to the University of Pennsylvania. An Ivy League school.
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27.David Spade has a degree in business.

He went to Arizona State University. He's a business, man.

He went to Arizona State University. He's a business, man.

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28.Steven Yeun has a degree in psychology.

He went to Kalamazoo in Michigan. 

He went to Kalamazoo in Michigan.

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29.Hugh Laurie has a degree in anthropology and archaeology.

He went to Selwyn College at the University of Cambridge.

He went to Selwyn College at the University of Cambridge.

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30.Kerry Washington has a degree in anthropology and sociology.

She went to George Washington University and actually made up her own hodgepodge of topics for her degree.

She went to George Washington University and actually made up her own hodgepodge of topics for her degree.

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31.Ashley Judd has an undergraduate degree in French and a graduate degree in public administration.

She went to the University of Kentucky for French, and a lil' place called Harvard for her master's.

She went to the University of Kentucky for French, and a lil' place called Harvard for her master's.

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32.Danai Gurira has a degree in psychology.

She graduated from Macalester College in Minnesota.
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33.Ben Mackenzie got a degree in economics.

ECON!!! At the University of Virginia.
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34.Vinny Guadagnino has a degree in political science.

He went to CUNY College of Staten Island. #VinnyForMayor.
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35.Chris Martin has a degree in ancient world studies.

He went to University College in London. I want to know what he knows.

He went to University College in London. I want to know what he knows.

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36.Wanda Sykes has a degree in marketing.

She went to Hampton University. The woman knows how to market.

She went to Hampton University. The woman knows how to market.

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37.Gemma Chan has a degree in law.

She went to Oxford but then got the acting bug, and law was dunzo.

She went to Oxford but then got the acting bug, and law was dunzo.

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38.America Ferrera has a degree in international relations.

She went BACK to school at USC while famous to get her degree. 

She went BACK to school at USC while famous to get her degree.

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39.Denzel Washington has a degree in journalism.

He went to Fordham and got a degree in both journalism and acting. 

He went to Fordham and got a degree in both journalism and acting.

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40.Allison Williams has a degree in English.

She went to Yale.
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41.Dakota Fanning majored in women's studies.

She graduated from NYU with her degree.

She graduated from NYU with her degree.

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42.Rebel Wilson has a bachelor's in law.

She went to the University of New South Wales in Sydney. It wasn't enough to make her an actual lawyer, pretty sure you need more schooling, but she's got a degree in it. 

She went to the University of New South Wales in Sydney. It wasn't enough to make her an actual lawyer, pretty sure you need more schooling, but she's got a degree in it.

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43.David Duchovny has a master's degree in English literature.

He went to Yale for his master's, and he has written four novels in the last six years.

He went to Yale for his master's, and he has written four novels in the last six years.

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44.John Cleese has a law degree.

He went to Cambridge and according to this tweet, in addition to acting, he has been a professor at Cornell for 16 years. 

He went to Cambridge and according to this tweet, in addition to acting, he has been a professor at Cornell for 16 years.

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45.Bridgit Mendler has a degree in anthropology and is also working towards a Ph.D. with a focus on "technologies that support inclusive and collaborative governance and citizen engagement."

SHE IS SMART AND APPARENTLY LOVES SCHOOL. 

SHE IS SMART AND APPARENTLY LOVES SCHOOL.

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46.Nick Cannon has a degree in criminology.

At 39, he graduated from Howard University.
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