These A-list celebrities all have college degrees

Stars - they're just like us!

And that means before the movie sets and private jets, they actually went to study halls and slept in dorms. From Ivy Leagues to art schools, we had no clue these celebs earned their diplomas. 

With back-to-school season around the corner, we're taking a looking back at which stars hit the books before or while they were famous.

We bet you didn't know Kourtney Kardashian majored in theatre arts and minored in Spanish, while John Legend was his high school salutatorian - earning him his choice of scholarships to Harvard or UPenn. 

From hallways to red carpets, see which stars got their degree in the gallery below!

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Celebs that attended college

Kourtney Kardashian

University of Arizona

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James Franco

Columbia University School of the Arts, Yale University, University of California LA

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Natalie Portman

Harvard University 

(Photo by Nancy Rivera/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

Oprah Winfrey

Tennessee State University  

(Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)

John Krasinski 

Brown University

(Photo by Tony Barson/FilmMagic)

Martha Stewart

Barnard College 

(Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

Jerry Seinfeld

Queens College 

(Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Carrie Underwood

Northeastern State University 

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Tracee Ellis Ross

Brown University

(Photo by Ryan Miller/Getty Images for Harper's BAZAAR)

Cole Sprouse and Dylan Sprouse 

New York University 

(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)


Georgia State University 

Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)

Lionel Richie

Tuskegee Institute 

(Photo by Kristian Dowling/Getty Images)

Emma Watson

Brown University 

(Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)

John Legend

University of Pennsylvania

(Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

Sheryl Crow

University of Missouri 

(Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Sacha Baron Cohen

Cambridge University 

(Photo by J. Merritt/Getty Images)

Shonda Rhimes

Dartmouth College

(Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)

Meryl Streep

Vassar College, Yale University 

(Photo credit: ANTHONY HARVEY/AFP/Getty Images)

Jamie Foxx

United States International University

(Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images)

Tommy Lee Jones 

Harvard University 

(Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for ICP)

Jennifer Garner

Denison University 

 (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)

Kanye West

Chicago State University

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Lucy Lui

University of Michigan 

(Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)

Howard Stern

Boston University

(Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)

Michael Jordan

University of North Carolina 

(Photo credit:JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)

Jodi Foster

Yale University

(Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

University of Miami

(Photo by Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)

 Denzel Washington

Fordham University

(Photo by Peter Sabok/COOLMedia/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Ivanka Trump

Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Chris Martin

University College London

(Photo by Mauricio Santana/Getty Images)

Ashley Judd

University of Kentucky, Harvard University, Berkeley

(Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Greenwich Film Festival)

Eva Longoria

Texas A&M University, California State University Northridge

(Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

Lil' Wayne

University of Houston

(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Rashida Jones

Harvard University

(Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

Tina Fey

University of Virginia

(Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)


Florida A&M University

(Photo by Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

Lupita Nyong'o

Yale School of Drama‎

(Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images)

Adam Sandler  

New York University Tisch 

(Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)

Brooke Shields

Princeton University

(Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images)

Mindy Kaling 

Dartmouth College

(Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

Alec Baldwin 

New York University 

(Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)

Miranda Cosgrove

USC School of Cinematic Arts

(Photo by Steve Mack/WireImage)

Vinny Guadagnino

College of Staten Island 

(Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)

Dakota Fanning

New York University

(Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

Elizabeth Olsen

New York University Tisch 

(Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)

Jonah Hill

Bard College, The New School, The University of Colorado Boulder

(Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

Camila Mendes

New York University Tisch

 (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

Anne Hathaway 

Vassar College, New York University

(Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)

Kristen Bell

New York University - Tisch

(Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

Jon Stewart

College of William and Mary 

(Photo by Jared Siskin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)


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