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Where Did U.S Presidents Study?
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10. John F. Kennedy JFK was admitted into Harvard University in 1936; however, before starting there, he spent one semester at Princeton. At Harvard he studied government and international relations. He then attended Stanford University for 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 as Texas State University — San Marcos with a degree in Education. 8. Richard M. Nixon If it wasn’t for scholarships, Nixon may not have been able to get an education beyond Whittier College. He graduated second in his high school class and received a scholarship for Harvard; however, his family still didn’t have the money to send him to the Ivy League institution. In 1934, he graduated from Whittier and then received a full scholarship to Duke University Law School. 7. Gerald R. Ford University of Michigan at Ann Arbor was Ford’s school of choice. He majored in economics and also played on the university’s football team. In 1938, he was admitted to Yale 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 the Georgia Institute of Technology where 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 attended Eureka College where 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 didn’t attend college until after WWII. During the war, he chose to enlist in the U.S. Navy and served as a combat pilot. Yale University became his home after the war, where he studied economics. 3. William J. Clinton Former President Clinton attended Georgetown University where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in International Affairs. In 1968, he graduated and also won a Rhodes Scholarship, which sent him abroad to Oxford University. His studies didn’t stop there. Next he went to Yale University, where he graduated with a law degree. 2. George W. Bush The Bush legacy at Yale University continued 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. from Harvard Business School. 1. President Barack Obama Obama attended three different colleges in three different states. He started his college career at Occidental College, and two years later he transferred to Columbia University. He graduated from Columbia with a political science degree in 1983. Five years later, he was attending Harvard Law School, where he graduated magna cum laude in 1991.