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    11 Celebrities Who Dropped Out Of College, And 11 Who Have Multiple Degrees

    I was today years old when I found out Jake Gyllenhaal dropped out of Columbia.

    1. Brad Pitt was studying to become a journalist at the University of Missouri but dropped out TWO WEEKS before graduation.

    Brad Pitt on a red carpet

    2. Shaquille O’Neal has a BA in general studies from Louisiana University, an MBA from the University of Phoenix, and a doctorate in education from Barry University.

    Shaquille O'neal wearing a jersey at an event.

    3. Mila Kunis attended UCLA shortly, transferred to Loyola Marymount University, and then dropped out.

    Mila Kunis walking down the street

    4. Ken Jeong has a BS from Duke University and got his M.D. at the UNC School of Medicine.

    Ken Jeong smiling at an event

    5. Kristen Bell attended NYU's Tisch School of the Arts to study musical theater but dropped out a few credits short of her degree to take a role in the Broadway musical version of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

    Kristen Bell on a red carpet

    6. Sigourney Weaver has a BA in English from Stanford University and an MFA from Yale.

    Sigourney Weaver on a red carpet

    7. Jessica Biel was enrolled in Tufts University in Massachusetts for two years but dropped out to take a role in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003).

    Jessica Biel on a red carpet

    8. Spike Lee has a BA in mass communication from Morehouse and an MFA in film from NYU Tisch.

    Spike Lee on a red carpet

    9. Tom Hanks studied theater at Chabot College and transferred to California State University, Sacramento after two years before dropping out to do an internship at Great Lakes Theater Festival.

    Tom Hanks on a red carpet

    10. Eva Longoria got a BS in kinesiology from Texas A&M University-Kingsville and a master's in Chicano Studies from California State University, Northridge.

    11. Madonna received a scholarship to the University of Michigan and studied there for two years before dropping out and moving to New York City to pursue her music career.

    Madonna on a red carpet

    12. Mayim Bialik has a BS in neuroscience and a PhD in neuroscience from the University of California, Los Angeles.

    Mayim Bialik

    13. Jake Gyllenhaal went to Columbia for about two years to study Eastern religions and philosophy and then dropped out to concentrate on acting.

    Jake Gyllenhaal on a red carpet

    14. Bridgit Mendler has a degree in anthropology from the University of Southern California and a graduate degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

    Bridgit Mendler on a red carpet

    15. John Mayer was enrolled at the Berklee College of Music, left after two semesters, moved to Atlanta, and started a band called LoFi Masters with his friend, Clay Cook.

    John Mayer posing outside of a house

    16. Rebel Wilson attended the University of New South Wales and graduated with a BA in theater and performance studies and also a Bachelor of Laws degree.

    Rebel Wilson on a red carpet

    17. Lady Gaga got early admission to Collaborative Art Projects 21, a music school at NYU Tisch. She dropped out in the second semester of her second year to pursue her music career.

    Lady Gaga on a red carpet

    18. David Duchovny has a BA in English literature from Princeton University and an MA in English literature from Yale.

    David Duchovny on a red carpet

    19. Ashton Kutcher attended the University of Iowa and majored in biochemical engineering. During that time, he was approached by a model scout at a bar, won the "Fresh Faces of Iowa" modeling competition, and then eventually dropped out and moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting.

    Ashton Kutcher on a red carpet

    20. Lupita Nyong'o has a degree in film and theater studies from Hampshire College and a master's degree in acting from Yale School of Drama.

    Lupita Nyong'o at the Met Gala

    21. Alicia Keys had a scholarship to Columbia but dropped out after a month to focus on her music full-time.

    Alicia Keys on a red carpet

    22. And Angela Basset has a BA in African American studies from Yale and an MFA from Yale School of Drama.

    Angela Basset on a red carpet

    Who are other celebs who dropped out of college or have multiple degrees? Let us know in the comments!