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Find out what your favorite stars studied in school

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    Ludacris received his Bachelor's in Music Management from Georgia State University.

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    Rashida Jones studied Religion and Philosophy at Harvard University.

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    Gabrielle Union studied Sociology at UCLA.

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    Michael Jordan earned a Bachelor's in Geography from the University of North Carolina.

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    Before your favorite stars became famous, they hit the books! Find out where they went to college and what they studied.

    Oprah Winfrey has a Bachelor's in Speech and Drama from Tennessee State University.

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    John Legend attended University of Pennsylvania where he studied English with an emphasis on African American literature. He received an honorary doctorate of music from the school this year!

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    Judy Smith, the real life Olivia Pope, attended Boston University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations. She received her law degree from the Washington College of Law at American University.

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    Lupita Amondi Nyong’o graduated from Hampshire College with a bachelor's degree in Film and Theater studies. She also has a master's degree in acting from the Yale School of Drama.

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    Shonda Rhimes studied English Literature at Dartmouth and then went on to get a Master's of Fine Arts from the University of Southern California's School of Cinema-Television.

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    Hill Harper graduated magna cum laude from Brown University where he studied Acting. He also has a Master's of Public Administration and J.D. from Harvard University.

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    Angela Bassett went to Yale University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in African American Studies. She also earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Yale's School of Drama.

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    Common majored in Business Administration at Florida A&M University.

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    Sanaa Lathan studied English at the University of California at Berkeley. She almost went to Law School, but then decided on the Masters program at the Yale School of Drama.

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    Forest Whitaker has a Bachelor's in Acting from University of Southern California.

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    Wanda Sykes studied Marketing at Hampton University.

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    Jamie Foxx went to the United States International University and earned a Bachelor's in Music Arts.

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    Spike Lee studied Mass Communications at Morehouse College. He also has a Master's in Film and Television.

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    Viola Davis majored in Theater at Rhode Island College and then attended the prestigious Juilliard School in New York City.

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    Bill Cosby went to Hillman College... Oops! Bill Cosby went to Temple University where he studied Education while running track and playing fullback on the football team.

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    Octavia Spencer studied English and Theater Arts at Auburn University, and Samuel L. Jackson studied Theater at Morehouse College.

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    Aisha Tyler studied Environmental Policy at Dartmouth College.

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    Montel Williams attended the U.S. Naval Academy and earned a Bachelor's degree in Engineering.

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    Bob Johnson, founder of B.E.T., studied Public/International Affairs at Princeton University.

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    Brian White attended Dartmouth where he studied Political Science.

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    Queen Latifah studied Broadcast Journalism at Manhattan Community College.

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    Shaquille O'Neal has bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University in general studies, an MBA from the University of Phoenix.

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    Eddie Murphy studied at Nassau Community College.

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    Halle Berry studied Broadcast Journalism at Cuyahoga Community College in Ohio.

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