Ben Affleck received an honorary degree from Brown University while at the institution's commencement ceremony in Providence, RI over the weekend. He took the stage to accept his doctorate diploma among Brown students chanting, "Speech." In response, Ben reportedly told the class of 2013, "This is a spectacular honor for me. Among things today, in terms of higher education, I pass Matt Damon."
Ben — who attended Occidental College in LA and the University of Vermont — once majored in Middle Eastern affairs. He decided to drop out and pursue acting, while Matt did the same at Harvard University. Dr. Ben may technically top Matt in the title department, but his good pal also made scholastic honors this year when he was honored with Harvard's 2013 Harvard Arts Medal last month.