Donald Trump’s education: Where did he go to school?


President Donald Trump has often touted his business acumen, from his book, “The Art of the Deal,” to his reality TV show, “The Apprentice.”

On the campaign trail, Trump occasionally also mentioned his Ivy League education and how it has factored into his success.

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“I went to an Ivy League school,” Trump said at an October campaign rally in St. Augustine. “I’m very highly educated. I know words, I have the best words.”

That Ivy League school would be the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania, where Trump graduated in 1968 with a bachelor of science in economics.

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Trump also has tweeted about his Wharton alumnus status, and that of his daughter, Ivanka. 

Trump transferred to Wharton in 1966 after two years at Fordham University. 

“I had very good marks. And I was a good student generally speaking,” Trump told The Boston Globe of his decision to attend Fordham for two years. “But I wanted to be home for a couple of years because I was away for five years. So I wanted to spend time home, get to know my family — when you’re away, you’re away right?”

Trump attended high school at the New York Military Academy, a boarding school where he was captain of the baseball team, and also a bit of a troublemaker, according to NPR.

#FlashbackFriday At Military Academy- second from left.

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Several of Trump’s former classmates and instructors at the military academy told NPR that Trump got into scrapes with other students, but that he was “very coachable” and “very competitive.” 

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