Universities attended by U.S. presidents by level of achievement 1751-1991

Number of presidential alumni from each university from those who attended between 1751 and 1991, by educational achievement

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1751 to 1991

Supplementary notes

This data does not include honorary degrees.

*Ivy League
**Non-U.S. universities.
***Known as Southwest Texas State University, when attended by Lyndon B. Johnson.

The full list of presidents and the universities they attended are as follows:
George Washington : N/A
John Adams : Harvard University
Thomas Jefferson : College of William & Mary
James Madison : Princeton University
James Monroe : College of William & Mary
John Quincy Adams : Leiden University, Harvard University
Andrew Jackson : N/A
Martin Van Buren : N/A
William Henry Harrison : Hampden-Sydney College, University of Pennsylvania
John Tyler : College of William & Mary
James K. Polk : University of North Carolina
Zachary Taylor : N/A
Millard Fillmore : N/A
Franklin Pierce : Bowdoin College, Northampton Law School
James Buchanan : Dickinson College
Abraham Lincoln : N/A
Andrew Johnson : N/A
Ulysses S. Grant : U.S. Military Academy (West Point)
Rutherford B. Hayes : Kenyon College Harvard University
James A. Garfield : Hiram College, Williams College
Chester A. Arthur : Union College, State and National Law School
Grover Cleveland : N/A
Benjamin Harrison : Miami University of Ohio
William McKinley : Allegheny College, Mount Union College, Albany Law School
Theodore Roosevelt : Harvard University, Columbia University
William Howard Taft : Yale University University of Cincinnati
Woodrow Wilson : Davidson College, Princeton University (University of Virginia), Johns Hopkins University
Warren G. Harding : Ohio Central College
Calvin Coolidge : Amherst College
Herbert Hoover : Stanford University
Franklin D. Roosevelt : Harvard University, Columbia University
Harry S. Truman : Spalding's Commercial College, University of Kansas City
Dwight D. Eisenhower : U.S. Military Academy (West Point), U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, U.S. Army Industrial College, U.S. Army War College
John F Kennedy : Princeton University, Harvard University, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Lyndon B. Johnson : Texas State University, Georgetown University Law Center
Richard Nixon : Whittier College, Duke University
Gerald Ford : University of Michigan, Yale University
Jimmy Carter : Georgia Southwestern College, Georgia Institute of Technology, U.S. Naval Academy, Union College
Ronald Raegan: Eureka College
George H. W. Bush: Yale University
Bill Clinton : Georgetown University, Oxford University, Yale University
George W. Bush: Yale University, Harvard University
Barack Obama: Occidental College, Columbia University, Harvard University
Donald Trump: Fordham University, University of Pennsylvania
Joe Biden: University of Delaware, Syracuse University

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