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See the celebrities who cowboyed up for their college education

Shaun Harrison
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Matthew McConaughey

We're sure he was an alright, alright, alright student. The Oscar winner graduated in 1993 with a degree in radio, television and film.
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Renee Zellweger

The Oscar winner completed her English degree in 1992.
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Owen Wilson

The actor received an English degree in 1991 with some help from his roommate Wes Anderson. Anderson wrote a paper for Wilson that earned an A in order to get the bigger room in their condo.
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Felicia Day

Day, who was valedictorian of her high school class, chose UT over Julliard, and double-majored in math and music performance with a concentration in violin. She graduated summa cum laude in 1998.
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Marcia Gay Harden

The Oscar winner graduated with honors in 1980 with a drama degree. She later completed her master's at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.
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Kevin Alejandro

The Southland star attended UT on an acting scholarship from 1995 to 1999 before heading out to Hollywood.
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Peri Gilpin

A drama major, the Frasier star left UT after two years in 1981 to pursue acting.
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Jon Hamm

The Mad Men star transferred from UT to the University of Missouri in his home state in 1991 after his father's death. He graduated in 1993 with an English degree.
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Wes Anderson

Not only did Anderson get the bigger room at UT, but he earned a B.A. in philosophy in 1990.
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F. Murray Abraham

The Oscar winner attended UT before studying acting under Uta Hagen in New York City.
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Todd Lowe

The True Blood star received a drama production degree in 1999.
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Farrah Fawcett

Fawcett was a Longhorn for three years and holds the distinction of being the first freshman named to the school's "10 Most Beautiful Coeds on Campus" list.