John Legend, Lupita Nyong’o & More: 18 Top Celebs With Ivy League Educations

Wow! Ivy League celebs whose beauty and brains will blow you away.

John Legend arrives at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcasted live on FOX at Microsoft Theater on March 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
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John Legend, Lupita Nyong’o & More: 18 Top Celebs With Ivy League Educations

Wow! Ivy League celebs whose beauty and brains will blow you away.

John Legend arrives at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcasted live on FOX at Microsoft Theater on March 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
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John Legend arrives at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcasted live on FOX at Microsoft Theater on March 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.

Hollywood isn’t typically a place people think of when considering great college or university educations, but John Legend, Lupita Nyong’o and Mindy Kaling — amongst others — earned impressive Ivy League degrees.

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Some of them didn’t just attend Ivy League schools but graduated magna cum laude or with honors. Lupita Nyong’o earned an MFA at Yale. Ashley Judd received her graduate degree from Harvard. Elizabeth Banks graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania. And in John Legend’s case, he enrolled at his Ivy League school at just 16.

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There are great levels of intelligence, dedication and hard work on display here … and maybe even some surprises.