Matthew McConaughey gave up on going to law school in 1993 to go into acting. His breakout movie role came in 1996, as a lawyer.
68 Chinese students paid 8,000 RMB per year ($1159) to be full time students at a university and after 4 years learned they weren’t enrolled, their teachers didn’t work for the school, and they got scammed. This happened on the school’s campus.
John Urschel, offensive line guard for the Baltimore Ravens has a BS and Masters in mathematics from Penn State, and just finished his first 4 classes of his PhD program in spectral graph theory, numerical linear algebra and machine learning. With straight As.
Nunavut has the lowest graduation rate in Canada and a student from Qikiqtarjuaq became the first high schooler to graduate in four years in 2016
Female students in China outperform men to such an extent that some universities have introduced a male quota.
When Benjamin Franklin died he left the city of Boston $4000 in a trust to earn interest for 200 years. By 1990 the trust was worth over $5 million and was used to help establish a trade school that became the Franklin Institute of Boston.
There are no law schools in Alaska. It is the only state without a law school.
The reason students have summer off is because, in the 1800s, it was simply too hot to go to school, so students just didn’t show up anyway. Lawmakers eventually saw the sense in this and fought for a school-free summer for students.
Astronomer Harlow Shapley, confused about what to study, decided to take the first class listed in university’s catalog. Unable to pronounce “archaeology,” he skipped to the next listing “astronomy.” He went on to become one of the famous 20th century astronomers.