Celebrities that Share Your Major

Graduating soon? Worried about what to do with your post-college life? If you’ve ever contemplated the value of a college degree or your possible career paths, make sure you haven’t crossed out A-list celebrity actor just yet. Here are some beloved celebrities who went to college, paid thousands for an education and then promptly threw their diplomas away. Like a boss. Here’s how they would fit into Boston College.


1. Philosophy

Harrison Ford  Jonathan Mare via Flickr

Harrison Ford
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Bruce Lee Charanjeet_singh17 via Flickr

Bruce Lee
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Steve Martin Cineando via Flickr

Steve Martin
Photo courtesy of Cineando / Flickr

2. Theater

Ron Jeremy  Paul Hocksenar via Flickr

Ron Jeremy
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(Notable: Received his master’s degree in special education)

Jerry Seinfeld Alan Light via Flickr

Jerry Seinfeld
Photo courtesy of Alan Light / Flickr

Tom Hanks Phil via Flickr

Tom Hanks
Photo courtesy of Phil / Flickr

3. Communications

Howard Stern  Wikimedia Commons

Howard Stern
Photocourtesy of Wikimedia

4. English

Kanye West Jamin Million via Flickr

Kanye West
Photo courtesy of Jamin Million / Flickr

Matt Damon Wikimedia Commons

Matt Damon
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia

5. Film

Steven Spielberg Wikimedia Commons

Steven Spielberg
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia

6. Biology

Lisa Kudrow Vassar College via Flickr

Lisa Kudrow
Photo courtesy of Vassar College / Flickr

7. Economics

Tiger Woods Wikimedia Commons

Tiger Woods
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia

Lionel Richie Concert Ticketsplus via Flickr

Lionel Richie
Concert Ticketsplus via Flickr

Arnold Schwarzenegger Gage Skidmore via Flickr

Arnold Schwarzenegger
Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore / Flickr

8. History

Steve Carell Wikimedia Commons

Steve Carell
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia

Martha Stewart Wikimedia Commons

Martha Stewart
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia

Sacha Baron Cohen CesarKensen via Flickr

Sacha Baron Cohen
Photo courtesy of CesarKensen / Flickr

9. Psychology

Jon Stewart CMLibrary Charlotte Mecklenburg Library via Flickr

Jon Stewart
Photo courtesy of Charlotte Mecklenburg Library / Flickr

Hugh Hefner Erangi Kaushalya

Hugh Hefner
Photo courtesy of Erangi Kaushalya / Flickr



1. Accounting

Ray Romano Wikimedia Commons

Ray Romano
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia

2. Marketing

Wanda Sykes mytakeontv via Flickr

Wanda Sykes
Photo courtesy of mytakeontv / Flickr

3. Business

P Diddy Wikimedia Commons

P Diddy
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia

4. Accounting/Finance

Mick Jagger Atlantic Publicity via Flickr

Mick Jagger
Photo courtesy of Atlantic Publicity / Flickr

Don’t skip that Accounting class. Who knows? You might be sitting next to the next Mick Jagger. Actually though, don’t skip any class, because apparently people like Kobe Bryant enjoy visiting them.

School, major and year: A&S, Economics, 2015
HometownRancho Cucamonga, California
What makes the Gavel so BANGin’? We keep it fresh. It’s drippin with swagger and is home to some of the coolest cats on campus. The Gavel is always fun and I’ve met nothing short of amazing people and writers here.
You have 24 hours to give prospective students a tour of BC and convince them to enroll. How do you spend the day? I’d start by getting some coffee and a personalized omelet at Mac. Then we’d go lose our voices at a football game and wear our super awesome Superfan shirts. We would then go see one of the amazing Acapella groups perform. We’d get some Mac N Cheese from the Rat for lunch. We would go see My Mother’s Fleabag for an awesome good time. Then we’d take a break and visit the dorms (i.e. sit in my room and watch Mean Girls…because Mean Girls.). We would then go to a hockey game, then to the Mods, and end the night at Late Night.
If you could go back in time and give yourself a pep talk the night before you moved into BC as a freshman, what is the most important piece of advice that you would give to your former self? Eat your vegetables and take a lot of pictures.
What is your favorite study spot on campus? The Rat
What is your go-to meal at Late Night? That delicious Simply Orange juice the dining halls always have stocked. This and a personal pizza topped with ketchup. Judge all you want, but ketchup on pizza is the best thing to happen since Game of Thrones.
What is the #1 most played song on your iTunes? “I Always Knew” by the Vaccines
What is the best Halloween costume that you have ever worn? I was Minnie Mouse as a kid. Not trying to brag, but I rocked the ears off that costume.
If you could only eat at one restaurant for the rest of your life, which would you choose? Del Taco
If you could befriend the main characters from any TV show or movie, who would you choose and why? Easy. Harry Potter. (I’m assuming) I’d get to go to Hogwarts, be a wizard AND be friends with Harry, Ron, and Hermione. It’s a win win, for me anyway. If I can’t be a wizard then i’d be friends with the main characters from This Is The End.