Where Did U.S Presidents Study?

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10. John F. Kennedy JFK was admitted intoHarvard Universityin 1936; however, before starting there, he spent one semester atPrinceton. At Harvard he studied government and international relations. He then attendedStanford Universityfor an M.B.A. but dropped out in 1942.   9. Lyndon B. Johnson Johnson is the only U.S. President that attended college at a Texas University. He graduated from what is today known asTexas State University San Marcoswith a degree in Education.   8. Richard M. Nixon If it wasnt for scholarships, Nixon may not have been able to get an education beyondWhittier College. He graduated second in his high school class and received a scholarship forHarvard; however, his family still didnt have the money to send him to the Ivy League institution. In 1934, he graduated from Whittier and then received a full scholarship toDuke UniversityLaw School.   7. Gerald R. Ford University of Michigan at Ann Arbor was Fords school of choice. He majored in economics and also played on the universitys football team. In 1938, he was admitted toYale University, and four years later, he graduated in the top 25 percent of his class with an LL.B. degree.   6. Jimmy Carter Carter started his college career at Georgia Southwestern Junior College. From there, he moved onto theGeorgia Institute of Technologywhere he studied engineering for one year before applying to theU.S. Naval Academy. He graduated from the Naval Academy in the top 10 percent of his class.   5. Ronald Reagan Reagan attendedEureka Collegewhere he studied economics and sociology. He was also very athletic and participated in football, track and swimming.   4. George H.W. Bush George H. W. Bush didnt attend college until after WWII. During the war, he chose to enlist in the U.S. Navy and served as a combat pilot.Yale Universitybecame his home after the war, where he studied economics.   3. William J. Clinton Former President Clinton attendedGeorgetown Universitywhere he earned a Bachelors Degree in International Affairs. In 1968, he graduated and also won a Rhodes Scholarship, which sent him abroad to Oxford University. His studies didnt stop there. Next he went toYale University, where he graduated with a law degree.   2. George W. Bush The Bush legacy atYale Universitycontinued with George W. in 1964. Here, he focused more on his social life than his studies. After Yale, he enlisted in the Texas Air National Guard, which he was discharged from in 1974. A year later, he had already earned an M.B.A. fromHarvard Business School.   1. President Barack Obama Obama attended three different colleges in three different states. He started his college career atOccidental College, and two years later he transferred toColumbia University. He graduated from Columbia with a political science degree in 1983. Five years later, he was attendingHarvard Law School, where he graduated magna cum laude in 1991.  

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