Celebrities With College Degrees: Ashley Judd, Rachel McAdams, Kourtney Kardashian, Shaquille O'Neal And More [PHOTOS]

  • Zach Braff
    Zach Braff -- Bachelor's degree from Northwestern University
  • Kristin Chenoweth
    Kristin Chenoweth -- Bachelor's degree and Master's degree from Oklahoma City University
  • Kristin Davis
    Kristina Davis -- Bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University
  • Tina Fey
    Tina Fey -- Bachelor's degree in drama from the University of Virginia
  • James Franco
    James Franco -- Bachelor's degree from UCLA; MFA from Columbia University; other degrees in progress
  • Jennifer Garner
    Jennifer Garner -- Bachelor’s degree from Denison University
  • Hill Harper
    Hill Harper -- Bachelor's degree from Brown University; Law degree and Master of Public Administration degree from Harvard University
  • Ashley Judd
    Ashley Judd -- Bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky; Master of Public Administration from Harvard University
  • John Krasinski
    John Krasinski -- Bachelor's degree from Brown University
  • Lisa Kudrow
    Lisa Kudrow -- Bachelor’s degree in biology from Vassar College
  • Eva Longoria
    Eva Longoria -- Bachelor's degree in kinesiology from Texas A&M University
  • Rachel McAdams
    Rachel McAdams -- Bachelor's degree from York University
  • Shaq
    Shaquille O'Neal -- Bachelor's degree in General Studies from Louisiana State University; MBA from the University of Phoenix; PhD in leadership and education (in progress)
  • Natalie Portman
    Natalie Portman -- Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Harvard University
  • Christy Turlington
    Christy Turlington -- Bachelor's degree from NYU; pursuing a Master's degree in public health at Columbia University
  • Carrie Underwood
    Carrie Underwood -- Bachelor's degree from Northeastern State University
  • Denzel Washington
    Denzel Washington -- Bachelor's degree from Fordham University
  • Emma Watson
    Emma Watson -- Bachelor's degree in progress from Brown University and the University of Oxford
  • Oprah Winfrey
    Oprah Winfrey -- Bachelor's degree from Tennessee State University
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Who wants to have a college degree when you can be rich and famous?

Quite a few celebrities, in fact.

Ashley Judd, Eva Longoria, Rachel McAdams, Kourtney Kardashian and Shaquille O'Neal are just a handful of big names who have a university degree (or two, or three) with their name on it.

And you thought they were just a bunch of pretty faces who could act, star in a reality television series and play professional basketball.

Far from it.

They once spent countless hours in the school library, hunched over books and cranking out papers until the wee hours of the morning.

Click through to see celebrities with college degrees.

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