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.
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.
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.
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’s SAT score is rumored to be almost perfect according to PrepScholar.com. What else would you expect from a fresh prince?
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.
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.
The original host on both The View and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, Meredith Vieira, scored in the 1300s.
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.
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.
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.
Courtney Cox scored an 1150 on her SAT, which begs the question; how many of your friends scored that high?
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).
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.
Howard scraped by with a score of just 870 — a number that was pretty much in the toilet.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.