Graduation 2019: See the best celebrity commencement speeches!

It's graduation season, which means that a slew of celebrities have been delivering commencement speeches at colleges across the country.

From Kristen Bell and Jimmy Kimmel's respective addresses at the University of Southern California, to Katie Holmes' at the University of Toledo and Viola Davis' at Barnard College, A-list stars have been garnering praise for their memorable speeches as they send graduates off into the world.

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Some of the words have been full of advice, like Jennifer Garner, who spoke at her alma mater, Denison College, and had some extremely practical advice for the school's graduating seniors like "nothing looks better in your 50s than sunscreen in your 20s!" and "don’t smoke, and don’t vape -- I’m sorry, somebody has to say it!"

Pierce Brosnan also had some wisdom to share with Dickinson College graduates, complete with a nod to his most famous role: "If you want to save the world, you don't need to be James Bond."

For highlights from the bets 2019 celebrity commencement speeches from the likes of Laverne Cox, Ellie Kemper, Tori Amos and Bill Nye, check out the video at the top of the page.

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The 18 private colleges where students go on to earn the most money
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The 18 private colleges where students go on to earn the most money

18. Wabash College

Early career median pay: $59,000

Mid-career median pay: $121,000

Alumni who believe their work makes the world a better place: 55%

Undergraduate enrollment: 926

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16. (tie) Williams College

Early career median pay: $54,900

Mid-career median pay: $122,000

Alumni who believe their work makes the world a better place: 56%

Undergraduate enrollment: 2,072

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16. (tie) Santa Clara University

Early career median pay: $62,500

Mid-career median pay: $122,000

Alumni who believe their work makes the world a better place: 49%

Undergraduate enrollment: 5,486

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15. Georgetown University

Early career median pay: $58,300

Mid-career median pay: $123,000

Alumni who believe their work makes the world a better place: 53%

Undergraduate enrollment: 7,595

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13. (tie) Clarkson University

Early career median pay: $63,500

Mid-career median pay: $124,000

Alumni who believe their work makes the world a better place: 55%

Undergraduate enrollment: 3,247

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13. (tie) Dartmouth College

Early career median pay: $62,600

Mid-career median pay: $124,000

Alumni who believe their work makes the world a better place: 57%

Undergraduate enrollment: 4,289

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11. (tie) Duke University

Early career median pay: $63,000

Mid-career median pay: $125,000

Alumni who believe their work makes the world a better place: 60% 

Undergraduate enrollment: 6,626

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11. (tie) California Institute of Technology 

Early career median pay: $78,400

Mid-career median pay: $125,000

Alumni who believe their work makes the world a better place: 59%

Undergraduate enrollment: 983

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10. Carnegie Mellon University

Early career median pay: $71,700

Mid-career median pay: $126,000

Alumni who believe their work makes the world a better place: 51%

Undergraduate enrollment: 5,888

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9. Yale University

Early career median pay: $62,500

Mid-career median pay: $129,000

Alumni who believe their work makes the world a better place: 66%

Undergraduate enrollment: 5,477

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7. (tie) University of Pennsylvania

Early career median pay: $65,300

Mid-career median pay: $130,000

Alumni who believe their work makes the world a better place: 56%

Undergraduate enrollment: 11,548

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7. (tie) Babson College

Early career median pay: $60,100

Mid-career median pay: $130,000

Alumni who believe their work makes the world a better place: 36%

Undergraduate enrollment: 2,107

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6. Harvey Mudd College

Early career median pay: $77,700

Mid-career median pay: $132,000

Alumni who believe their work makes the world a better place: 68%

Undergraduate enrollment: 804

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5. Stanford University

Early career median pay: $75,800

Mid-career median pay: $134,000

Alumni who believe their work makes the world a better place: 65%

Undergraduate enrollment: 7,019

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4. Princeton University

Early career median pay: $67,300

Mid-career median pay: $135,000

Alumni who believe their work makes the world a better place: 60%

Undergraduate enrollment: 5,391

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2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Early career median pay: $81,100

Mid-career median pay: $140,000

Alumni who believe their work makes the world a better place: 62%

Undergraduate enrollment: 4, 512

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1. Harvard University

Early career median pay: $66,600

Mid-career median pay: $141,000

Alumni who believe their work makes the world a better place: 64%

Undergraduate enrollment: 10,338

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