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Teen Stars Who Still Finished College

Updated June 14, 2019 12.4k views18 items

This list rounds up information on teen celebrities who still finished college even after becoming stars. Several young celebrities went on to graduate from college. Some of these teen celebrities who graduated from college went to Ivy League schools, while others stayed closer to home. Many famous people in college decided to pursue degrees in art, literature, and acting.

Who is the most famous person on this teen celebrities who still finished college list? Natalie Portman takes the cake. She had already appeared in such films as Léon: The Professional, Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, and Beautiful Girls by the time she graduated from Harvard University in 2003. Emma Watson, known for playing Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter series, graduated from Brown University in 2014, after the film series wrapped up.

Several famous young men also went on to graduate from college. James Franco, who first achieved notice as a teen actor on Freaks and Geeks, graduated from UCLA in 2008 and went on to receive his MFA from Columbia in 2010. Haley Joel Osment and Joseph Gordon-Levitt also earned their college degrees long after they were famous.

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  • Natalie Portman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Teen Stars Who Still Finished College
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    Natalie Portman had already appeared in such films as Léon: The Professional, Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, and Beautiful Girls by the time she graduated from Harvard University in 2003.

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  • Emma Watson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Teen Stars Who Still Finished College
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    Emma Watson, best known for playing Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter series, graduated from Brown University with a degree in English literature in 2014.

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  • James Franco is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Teen Stars Who Still Finished College
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    James Franco starred in the high school series Freaks and Geeks before going on to star in the Spider-Man films. He graduated from UCLA in 2008 and went on to receive his MFA from Columbia in 2010.

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  • Jennifer Connelly is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Teen Stars Who Still Finished College
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    Jennifer Connelly starred alongside David Bowie in the 1986 film Labyrinth. She studied at Yale in the late-1980s and studied drama at Stanford in 1990.
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