13 Celebs Who Went Back To School

13 Celebs Who Went Back To School

You might be surprised by which stars chose to go back to school. Photo: WENN

“Twilight” star Kristen Stewart has decided to study English Literature at UCLA, despite her already stories success in film. See 13 additional stars who decided to go back to school after becoming famous.

1. America Ferrera
The “Ugly Betty” star got side tracked by her career in TV and film and decided to finish her BA in international relations 10 years later. She graduated this past spring.

2. Dakota Fanning
The child star has portrayed a number of characters at a young age, but despite her success is still enrolled in NYU pursuing her bachelor’s degree.

3. Emma Watson
The “Harry Potter” star studied at Brown University and then spent a year at Oxford after portraying Hermione Granger in the wizarding series. She said she plans to graduate from Brown.

4. Miranda Cosgrove
The star of Nickelodeon’s “iCarly” is finishing up her first year at USC where she’s studying film.

5. Haley Joel Osment
The now 25-year-old “Sixth Sense” star graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2010.

6. Claire Danes
The “Homeland” star took a break from acting to spend two years at Yale studying psychology.

7. Natalie Portman
The Academy Award winner graduated from Harvard in 2003 where she studied psychology and neuroscience.

8. James Franco
Franco has a long history in education. The actor has spent time at Yale, UCLA, RISD, Brooklyn College, Columbia and the University of Houston. He even taught a film class at NYU.

9. Brooke Shields
After nearly two decades of modeling and acting, Shields graduate from Princeton in 1987 where she majored in French literature.

10. Jodie Foster
The child star studied literature at Yale and graduated magna cum laude.

11. Shakira
The Latin pop singer and Grammy Award winner enrolled herself in the UCLA for a course in History of Western Civilization.

12. Shaquille O’Neal
The NBA star went back to the university of Louisiana State in 2005 to pursue a course in Masters in Business.

13. Eva Longoria
Eva Longoria received her Master’s degree in Chicano Studies from the California State University. She said in an interview, “You’re never too old or too busy to continue your eduction.”

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