US Presidential Election 2016: Educational Background of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump

As the pre-poll for the United States presidential election 2016 is happening in full swing, the early voting data has suggested a huge turnout for Clinton's campaign. When the most powerful country decides its ruler for the next four years, we give a brief glimpse into the educational background of the two major contenders "Hillary Clinton" and "Donald Trump".

The US presidential election of 2016 is scheduled for Tuesday, November 8, 2016, will be the 58th quadrennial U.S. presidential election.


The two major contenders aspiring to hold office of the President of the United States of America are Businessman and reality television personality Donald Trump from the Republican Party and Former Secretary of State and U.S. Senator from New York Hillary Clinton of the Democratic Party.

Process of US election:

  • Voters will select presidential electors, who in turn will vote, based on the results of their jurisdiction, for a new president and vice president through the Electoral College.

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    Here is an interesting glimpse into the educational background of these two presidential nominees:

    Educational Background of Hillary Clinton

    • Born in 1947, Hillary attended public schools in Park Ridge, Illinois
    • She participated in sports such as swimming and baseball and earned numerous badges as a Brownie and a Girl Scout
    • A student of the Maine East High School, she participated in the student council, the school newspaper and was selected for the National Honor Society
    • She won the class vice president for her junior high year
    • Graduating in 1965, she was among the top 5% of her class
    • She volunteered to campaign for the U.S. presidential election of 1964
    • Hillary was enrolled at Wellesley College in 1965, where she majored in political science
    • In early 1968, she was elected president of the Wellesley College Government Association and served through early 1969
    • To understand the changing politics in developing America, she interned at the House Republican Conference
    • She also attended the "Wellesley in Washington" summer program
    • In 1969, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, with departmental honors in political science
    • As a student speaker at the commencement, she became the first student in Wellesley College history to speak at the event, following commencement speaker Senator Brooke
    • Hillary Clinton did her postgraduate studies from Yale Law School and graduated Juris Doctor degree from Yale in 1973
    • During her time in Yale, she worked at the Yale Child Study Center, and took on cases of child abuse at Yale-New Haven Hospital
    • She also volunteered at New Haven Legal Services to provide free legal advice for the poor
    • She began a year of postgraduate study on children and medicine at the Yale Child Study Center
    • Her first scholarly article, "Children Under the Law", was published in the Harvard Educational Review in late 1973

    Educational Qualification of Hillary & Trump

      Educational Background of Donald Trump

      • Trump, born in 1946, attended the Kew-Forest School in Queens
      • He left school at the age of 13 due to behaviour problems and was enrolled in the New York Military Academy (NYMA)
      • He finished his eighth grade and high school in the New York Military Academy (NYMA)
      • Beginning in August 1964, Trump attended Fordham University in the Bronx for two years
      • He then transferred to the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce at the University of Pennsylvania
      • He graduated in May 1968 from Wharton with a Bachelor of Science in Economics
      • Trump was not drafted during the Vietnam War
      • However, he served as a grand marshal of the 1999 German-American Steuben Parade in New York City

      Who will be the President Of the United States 2016 is a wait and watch game. Will it be a first woman president for the US or will it be a Trump era? Let us know in the comments section below.

        Educational Background Source: Wikipedia

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