Stars with Smarts: Celebs Who Made It to the Ivy League

From Brown student Emma Watson to Yale alum Meryl Streep, see the Hollywood stars who boast some serious brainpower (28 Photos)

Elizabeth Townsend on Sep 9, 2013 at 11:59AM

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Stars with Smarts: Celebs Who Made It to the Ivy League

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Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal

Brainy brother and sister Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal act together and hit the books together. When she was a senior and he was a freshman at Columbia University, they took a class on Tibetan Buddism, taught by Uma Thurman's father, Robert. When he ordered all freshmen to leave the class, Maggie made him stay. Said Jake to PopSugar: "I whisper, 'He said freshmen out!' She's like, 'Yeah, yeah.'...So then he says, 'Sophomores out.' Then, 'All Juniors not majoring in Eastern religion, out.' By now, I'm saying to Maggie, 'I've got to go!' She said, 'Now go up and talk to the TA. Beg him.' So I went up and begged and the guy said, 'Of course, no problem. The other people were just stupid and they left.'"

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