Brainiacs: Celebs Who Attended Ivy League Schools

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  • Sanaa Lathan
  • Rashida Jones
  • John Legend
  • Hill Harper
  • Angela Bassett
  • Courtney B. Vance
  • Tyra Banks
  • Aisha Tyler
  • Michelle Obama, Barack Obama
  • Ryan Leslie

John Legend

The singer-songwriter and pianist was offered scholarships to Harvard, Morehouse and Georgetown, but settled on getting his degree in African-American literature from the University of Pennsylvania. A member of his a cappella group introduced Legend to Lauryn Hill, and got a career-launching opportunity playing piano on her track "Everything Is Everything." 

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