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11 Celebs Who Are Vastly More Educated Than You (and Me)


Though there is no shortage of celebrities who dropped out of high school or college to pursue their dreams of stardom, there are surprisingly many who climbed their way up the ladder of academia. From masters degrees to doctorates and even MDs, these Hollywood stars managed to make a name for themselves in the spotlight while simultaneously hitting the books at prestigious institutions.

Read on to learn about 11 nerdy celebrities who have multiple diplomas hanging alongside their Hollywood awards.

1. Eva Longoria (MA, California State University, Northridge)

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During the time she was winning America's heart with her role as Desperate Housewives' lovable Gaby Solis, Eva was also hitting the books at Northridge, where she earned a Masters in Chicano Studies in 2013. Her BAMF thesis was called "Success STEMS From Diversity: The Value of Latinas in STEM Careers," and she was glowing at the graduation ceremony with her proud parents by her side.

Before launching into higher education, Eva already had a degree in kinesiology (the study of body movements) from Texas A&M. How's that for a beauty with brains?