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2016 Presidential Candidates’ Alma Maters

Does where a candidate attended college have impact on their chances of presidential success?

We have gathered intel on the leading presidential candidates for the 2016 elections. Below, you will find each candidates educational background. Included are lists of U.S. presidents that attended candidate’s alma maters.

We have also include current U.S. News and World Report’s rankings for reference.


Donald_Trump_2016Donald Trump

Campaign Site: DonaldJTrump.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/DonaldTrump
Twitter: www.twitter.com/RealDonaldTrump

Attended Fordham University from 1964-1966. (U.S. News – #66 National Universities Rankings, #80 Best Undergraduate Business Programs, #1 Real Estate, #RNP Best Business Schools, #RNP Economics)

Earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics/Real Estate from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania in 1968. (U.S. News – #9 National Universities Rankings, #1 Best Undergraduate Business Programs, #1 Real Estate, #3 Best Business Schools, #9 Economics)

If Donald Trump wins, he will be the 1st U.S. President that graduated from UPenn.

U.S. Presidents from the University of Pennsylvania

  • N/A

Ted_Cruz_2016Ted Cruz

Campaign Site: TedCruz.org
Government Site: Office of US Senator Ted Cruz
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TedCruzPage
Twitter: www.twitter.com/TedCruz

Earned a bachelor’s in Public Policy at Princeton University in 1992. (U.S. News – #1 National Universities Rankings, #5 Public Affairs, #5 Public Policy Analysis)

Earned a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School in 1995. (U.S. News – #2 National Universities Rankings, #2 Best Law Schools)

If Ted Cruz wins, he will be the 9th U.S. President from Harvard.

U.S. Presidents from Harvard University


Marco_Rubio_2016Marco Rubio

Campaign Site: MarcoRubio.com
Government Site: Office of US Senator Marco Rubio
Facebook: www.facebook.com/MarcoRubio
Twitter: www.twitter.com/MarcoRubio

Attended Tarkio College in Missouri for one year from 1989-1990.

Earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Florida in 1993. (U.S. News – #47 National Universities Rankings, #50 Political Science)

Earned a J.D. degree cum laude from the University of Miami in 1996. (U.S. News – #51 National Universities Rankings, #63 Best Law Schools, #13 Tax Law)

If Marco Rubio wins, he will be the 1st U.S. President from the University of Miami.

U.S. Presidents from the University of Miami

  • N/A

ben_carson_2016Dr. Ben Carson

Campaign Site: BenCarson.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/DrBenjaminCarson
Twitter: www.twitter.com/RealBenCarson

Earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Yale in 1973. (U.S. News – #3 National Universities Rankings, #4 Psychology, #2 Clinical Psychology, #3 Social Psychology)

Earned a M.D. degree from the School of Medicine at the University of Michigan–Ann Arbor in 1977. (U.S. News – #29 National Universities Rankings, #4 Psychology, #26 Clinical Psychology, #10 Best Medical Schools: Research, #5 Best Medical Schools: Primary Care)

If Marco Rubio wins, he will be the 2nd U.S. President from the University of Michigan.

U.S. Presidents from the University of Michigan

  • Gerald Ford, 38thS. President

Governor_John_Kasich_2016John Kasich

Campaign Site: JohnKasich.com
Government Site: Office of Governor John Kasich
Facebook: www.facebook.com/JohnRKasich
Twitter: www.twitter.com/JohnKasich

Earned a Bachelor of Arts on Political Science from Ohio State University in 1974. (U.S. News – #52 National Universities Rankings, #15 Political Science, #10 American Politics, #8 International Politics, #10 Political Methodology)

If Jon Kasich wins, he will be the 1st U.S. President from The Ohio State University.

U.S. Presidents from Ohio State University

  • N/A

 

Sources:

Votesmart.org

Biography.com

Wikipedia.org

presidentsusa.net

Hillary_Clinton_2016Hillary Clinton

Campaign Site: HillaryClinton.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/HillaryClinton
Twitter: www.twitter.com/HillaryClinton

Earned a Bachelor’s in (unknown) at Wellesley College in 1969. (U.S. News – #4 National Liberal Arts Universities)

Earned a J.D. degree from Yale University in 1973. (U.S. News – #3 National Universities, #1 Best Law Schools, #5 International Law, #24 Tax Law)

If Hillary Clinton wins, she will be the 5th U.S. President from Yale.

U.S. Presidents from Yale University


Bernie_Sanders_2016Bernie Sanders

Campaign Site: BernieSanders.com
Government Site: Office of US Senator Bernie Sanders
Facebook: www.facebook.com/BernieSanders
Twitter: www.twitter.com/SenSanders

Attended Brooklyn College from 1959-1960. (U.S. News – #83 Regional Universities (North), #24 Top Public Schools)

Earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago in Political Science in 1964. (U.S. News – #4 National Universities, #12 Political Science, #17 Comparitive Politics, #11 International Politics, #3 Political Theory)

If Ted Cruz wins, he will be the 1st U.S. President from the University of Chicago.

U.S. Presidents from Harvard University

  • N/A

 

Sources:

Votesmart.org

Biography.com

Wikipedia.org

presidentsusa.net

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