celebrities in college

Posted : December 4, 2006
Last Updated : June 18, 2014

celebrities in college

The lives of many celebrities haven't always been filled with million dollar homes, daily shopping sprees, and vacations galore. Before they were stars, some celebrities actually spent four years in college. Just like you, they had to study, give dreaded presentations, and learn how to live in a dorm. Here are fifteen celebrities who obviously know the importance of obtaining a college degree:

Garth Brooks
School attended: Oklahoma State University
Year graduated: 1984
Major: Journalism
Clubs/activities: Track and Field
Interesting fact: He received a track scholarship as a javelin thrower.

Steve Carell
School attended: Denison University
Year graduated: 1984
Major: History
Clubs/activities: Burpee's Seedy Theatrical Company (a student-run improvisational comedy troupe)
Interesting fact: He joined a reenacting group portraying the 10th (North Lincoln) Regiment of Foot, which attributed to his interest in his chosen major.

Kristin Chenoweth
School attended: Oklahoma City University
Year graduated: 1990
Major: Musical Theatre
Clubs/activities: Gamma Phi Beta
Interesting fact: She competed in beauty pageants during college and won the title of "Miss OCU" while in grad school.

Sheryl Crow
School attended: University of Missouri, Columbia
Year graduated: 1984
Major: Music Education
Clubs/activities: Kappa Alpha Theta
Interesting fact: During college, she played keyboards in a cover band called Cashmere.

Gloria Estefan
School attended: University of Miami
Year graduated: 1978
Major: Communications and Psychology
Clubs/activities: N/A
Interesting fact: During college, she worked as a Spanish and French translator in the Customs Department at Miami International Airport.

Calista Flockhart
School attended: Rutgers University
Year graduated: 1988
Major: Theater
Clubs/activities: N/A
Interesting fact: She met her friend, Jane Krakowski, at Rutgers. Years later, they worked together on the hit show, Ally McBeal.

Ashley Judd
School attended: University of Kentucky, Lexington
Year graduated: 1990
Major: French
Clubs/activities: Kappa Kappa Gamma
Interesting fact: She minored in anthropology, art history, theater, and women's studies and spent a semester studying in France.

John Legend
School attended: University of Pennsylvania
Year graduated: 1999
Major: English
Clubs/activities: Sphinx Senior Society, Onyx Senior Honor Society
Interesting fact: He was offered admission to Harvard University and scholarships to Georgetown University and Morehouse College before he decided to attend the University of Pennsylvania.

Conan O'Brien
School attended: Harvard University
Year graduated: 1985
Major: U.S. History
Clubs/activities: Harvard Lampoon (campus magazine)
Interesting fact: He graduated magna cum laude.

Natalie Portman
School attended: Harvard University
Year graduated: 2003
Major: Psychology
Clubs/activities: N/A
Interesting fact: She told the New York Post, "I don't care if [college] ruins my career. I'd rather be smart than a movie star."

Brooke Shields
School attended: Princeton University
Year graduated: 1987
Major: French Literature
Clubs/activities: Cap and Gown Club
Interesting fact: Her senior thesis was titled The Initiation: From Innocence to Experience: The Pre-Adolescent/Adolescent Journey in the Films of Louis Malle, "Pretty Baby" and "Lacombe Lucien."

Jon Stewart
School attended: College of William and Mary
Year graduated: 1984
Major: Psychology
Clubs/activities: Pi Kappa Alpha, men's soccer team
Interesting fact: He coached soccer at Gloucester High School while attending college.

Julia Stiles
School attended: Columbia University
Year graduated: 2005
Major: English
Clubs/activities: N/A
Interesting fact: She made fun of Columbia cafeteria workers while appearing on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and later apologized for her comments in the campus newspaper.

Carrie Underwood
School attended: Northeastern State University, Tahlequah
Year graduated: 2006
Major: Mass Communication
Clubs/activities: Sigma Sigma Sigma
Interesting fact: She spent part of one of her summers as a page for Oklahoma State Representative Bobby Frame.

Oprah Winfrey
School attended: Tennessee State University
Year graduated: 1976
Major: Speech and Performing Arts
Clubs/activities: N/A
Interesting fact: She received a full scholarship to Tennessee State University by winning an oratory contest.

Source: www.en.wikipedia.org

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