Let’s clear something up: Just because you’re a wildly successful Hollywood star doesn’t mean you’re not smart. In fact, there are plenty of actors who not only have solid educations to back them up, but attended Ivy League schools.
Some of these actors we already know are brainy—Natalie Portman and Rashida Jones are both Harvard grads, and Emma Watson famously made the decision to go to school at Brown University in 2009. But others are more under-the-radar: Did you know, for example, that “Glee” funny lady Jane Lynch went to Cornell University, or that Mindy Kaling graduated from Dartmouth?
Click through the gallery above to see 48 smart celebrities who went to Ivy League schools.