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A-list A+ Grades: From James Franco to Will Smith — Celebs With The Best And Worst SAT Scores

Scarlett Johansson attends The American Museum Of Natural History 2018 Gala at American Museum of Natural History on November 15, 2018 in New York City.

May. 15 2019, Updated 4:04 p.m. ET

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Celebrities like Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman have been caught in a major cheating and bribery scheme to get their kids admitted into some of the most prestigious colleges in the country with the best SAT scores.

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According to the charging documents, the scheme included bribing coaches and college administrators and serves to highlight the lengths some will go to — if they have the financial means — to ensure their child has the best education.

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But have you ever given a thought to celebrities and their SAT scores? The ones who scored what they did through good, old-fashioned hard work and brain power? You’d be amazed by some of these numbers. For reference, all the celebrity scores on the list were out of a top score of 1600 at the time they took the SATs.

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Would you believe, for example, that Kesha scored way higher than Howard Stern? Or that James Franco is a lot smarter — according to his SAT score, at least — than Bill Clinton? And speaking of Presidents, what was Trump’s SAT score? (Spoiler: He won’t release it).

Check out the gallery of celebrities and their SAT scores because there’ll be a test at the end (no, there won’t be).

Will Smith.

Actor Will Smith attends the Warner Bros. Pictures' 'Focus' premiere at TCL Chinese Theatre on February 24, 2015 in Hollywood, California.
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Will Smith’s SAT score is rumored to be almost perfect according to PrepScholar.com. What else would you expect from a fresh prince?

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Bill Clinton.

Bill Clinton seen out and about in Manhattan on March 17, 2019 in New York City.
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President Bill Clinton did very well for himself seeing as how his SAT score was just two points higher than Peyton Manning’s — a just-about respectable 1032. How did other Presidents do? George W. Bush clocked in at an impressive 1206, but Donald Trump has thus far refused to let his schools reveal his SAT score.

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Stephen King.

Author Stephen King visits the SiriusXM Studios on September 26, 2017 in New York City.
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The king of horror, Stephen King, has an SAT score that matches Meredith Vieira because his was in the 1300s too — which isn’t horrific at all.

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Meredith Vieira.

Journalist Meredith Vieira visits SiriusXM Studios on March 18, 2019 in New York City.
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The original host on both The View and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, Meredith Vieira, scored in the 1300s.

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Kobe Bryant.

Kobe Bryant attend the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Draw Ceremony at Shenzhen Bay Arena on March 16, 2019 in Shenzhen, China.
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Kobe Bryant slammed a respectable 1080 on his SATs — tying Scarlett Johansson’s score and coming in 50 points higher than fellow athlete Peyton Manning.

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James Franco.

James Franco arrives at the Brooks Brothers Hosts Annual Holiday Celebration In Los Angeles To Benefit St. Jude at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on December 9, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.
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James Franco isn’t just a pretty face; he scored an unbelievable “almost perfect” on his SAT. That alongside his Academy Award nomination for Best Actor makes James a very successful man.

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Peyton Manning.

Peyton Manning arrives to Michael Rubin's Fanatics Super Bowl Party at the College Football Hall of Fame on February 2, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Peyton Manning played 18 seasons in the NFL and has eight division championships, two AFC championships and a Super Bowl title under his belt. So how did he do with the SAT? He scored 1030, slightly under Scarlett Johansson’s number.

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Courtney Cox.

Courtney Cox attends the 2019 Hollywood For Science Gala at Private Residence on February 21, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
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Courtney Cox scored an 1150 on her SAT, which begs the question; how many of your friends scored that high?

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Scarlett Johansson.

Scarlett Johansson attends The American Museum Of Natural History 2018 Gala at American Museum of Natural History on November 15, 2018 in New York City.
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Scarlett Johansson scored a respectable 1080 on her SAT score — but that’s not stopped her from becoming one of the world’s highest-paid actresses (just ask Forbes Celebrity 100).

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Kesha.

Kesha speaks onstage during The Hollywood Reporter's Power 100 Women In Entertainment at Milk Studios on December 5, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
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Kesha, the songbird whose real name is Kesha Rose Sebert, is behind such hits like “Tik Tok” and “Die Young.” But she’s also behind an even more impressive SAT score as Kesha brought home a 1500. Wow.

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Howard Stern.

Howard Stern inducts Bon Jovi on stage during the 33rd Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Public Auditorium on April 14, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio.
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Howard scraped by with a score of just 870 — a number that was pretty much in the toilet.

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Derek Jeter.

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Derek Jeter has gone from MVP pro baseball player to CEO of the Miami Marlins — and he did it all with style, panache, hard work and an SAT score of … 1200! He’s not just a pretty face after all.

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Ben Affleck.

Ben Affleck is seen playing ball March 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
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Ben Affleck has it all. Good looks, gorgeous girlfriends/wives, Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, BAFTAs and SAG awards. Did his SAT score suggest he was going to be ultra successful? At an impressive “almost perfect” score, everyone knew he was destined for greatness.

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Bill Cosby.

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Bill Cosby has made a series of terrible, not-very-smart decisions to say the least. So how did he fare on his SATs? Turns out Cosby scored a very low 500.

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Jesse Eisenberg.

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Jesse Eisenberg is an actor, playwright and author. And with an amazing SAT score of 1260 it is easy to see why. He did almost as well as Mark Zuckerberg who he portrayed in the movie The Social Network.

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Darren Aronofsky.

Darren Aronofsky attends the launch of CHAOS True Originals at DSM, London for Mickey Mouses 90th Anniversary at the Dover Street Market on December 06, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for CHAOS)
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According to Today, the director of such classics like Pi and The Black Swan, Darren Aronofsky, scored a very impressive 1360 on his SAT score. That explains how he knew what pi was.

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