14 Colleges Most Likely to Lead to Our Future Politicians

Sure, we’ve all had that childhood dream of being President of the United States, but after that stint as secretary of [fill in your high school's name]‘s student council, you’ve realized the reality of public office is far too big a burden to continue after this year’s prom streamers are up.

So who in their right minds actually want to take on the crazy responsibility and bear the weight of so much public scrutiny? The Daily Beast recently published a list of the colleges and universities with the most significant precedence for turning their students into great (or at least assist in further instilling the delusions of greatness) leaders of state and country.

Here are the top 14 colleges and universities most likely to “create” our future politicians:

Can you guess which U.S. presidents came from each university?

1. Harvard University
Presidents: 8
State Senators: 12
State Representatives: 21

2. Yale University
Presidents: 5
State Senators: 9
State Representatives: 9

3. Georgetown University
Presidents: 2
State Senators: 6
State Representatives: 11

4. Stanford University
Presidents: 3
State Senators: 6
State Representatives: 7

5. UCLA
Presidents: 0
State Senators: 1
State Representatives: 12

6. University of Texas at Austin
Presidents: 0
State Senators: 1
State Representatives: 11

7. University of Michigan
Presidents: 1
State Senators: 1
State Representatives: 9

8. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Presidents: 1
State Senators: 0
State Representatives: 10

9. George Washington University
Presidents: 0
State Senators: 5
State Representatives: 5

10. Columbia University
Presidents: 3
State Senators: 1
State Representatives: 5

11. United State Military Academy
Presidents: 2
State Senators: 2
State Representatives: 5

12. University of Georgia
Presidents: 0
State Senators: 2
State Representatives: 7

13. Princeton University
Presidents: 2
State Senators: 1
State Representatives: 5

14. Duke University
Presidents: 1
State Senators: 1
State Representatives: 6

Can you name a president, state senator, state representative from one of these schools? Leave a comment below!

Original Post Date: September 1st, 2011

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