17 Celebrities With Surprising College Degrees

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Celebrities: they’re just like us! Before some of your favorite stars made it on the big screen or to the top of the music charts, a surprising amount of them took time to hit the books before getting their big break. Can you guess which Big Bang Theory star is ACTUALLY a scientist in real life? Which American Idol winner is actually a trained journalist? Or which band formed because all of its members went to college together?

Believe it or not, these celebs were average college students before they became the stars we know them as today. Whether or not they’re currently putting their college degrees to use is up for debate (which may be a little too relatable for most of us), but it’s surprising to see how their career paths have drastically changed since college. Keep reading to see 17 celebrities who earning surprising college degrees: