Trump is the first UPenn graduate to make it to the White House — here are the colleges that have produced the most US presidents

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President-elect Donald Trump is the first University of Pennsylvania graduate to ever be elected President of the United States.

Trump started out at Fordham University, located in the Bronx borough in New York City, but he transferred to UPenn's Wharton School of Finance his junior year and graduated in 1968 with a Bachelor of Science degree in economics.

While the Ivy League school has finally achieved the status of having an alum reach the highest office in the nation, it still lags behind some other reputable schools with multiple undergraduate alums who earned the title of president.

Harvard is the clear frontrunner, with five former US presidents, followed by Yale with three, then the College of William and Mary with two. Those numbers increase when including alums who attended graduate programs at the schools.

Harvard's five alums are:

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John Adams, second President of the United States, (20th century). Adams, (1735-1826) was president from 1797 until 1801. (Photo by The Print Collector/Print Collector/Getty Images)
John Quincy Adams, sixth President of the United States serving from 1825 to 1829. (Photo by National Archive/Newsmakers)
Theodore Roosevelt, Politician, Republican Party, USA 26th President of the United States (1901-1909)(Photo by Philipp Kester/ullstein bild via Getty Images)
President Roosevelt enjoys his fishing expedition on the Gulf of Mexico. His broad smile was inspired by his success in landing a 77-pound tarpon. (Photo via Getty Images)
John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th President of the United States. (Photo by Library Of Congress/Getty Images)
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Harvard also had three presidents who attended graduate schools at Harvard. Nineteenth president Rutherford B. Hayes attended Harvard Law School graduating in 1945, 43rd president George W. Bush attended Harvard Business School graduating in 1975, and 44th president Barack Obama Harvard Law School graduating in 1991.

Yale's three alums are:

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President William Howard Taft. Head and shoulders photograph. Ca. 1909-1913. (Photo via Getty Images)

President George H.W. Bush

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President George W. Bush

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Thirty-eighth president Gerald Ford and 42nd president Bill Clinton both attended Yale Law School, Ford graduating in 1941, and Clinton in 1973.

William and Mary's two alums are:

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President Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826), early 1800s. Jefferson served as the third president of the United States, from 1801 until 1809. (Photo by Stock Montage/Getty Images)
John Tyler (1790 - 1862), the 10th President of the United States. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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First president George Washington never earned a surveyor's license from William and Mary, but not a bachelor's degree, and 5th president James Monroe enrolled at the school but dropped out.

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Related: See other notable alumni from Harvard's various schools:

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Harvard University at Night

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Vice President and Democratic Presidential candidate, Al Gore makes a forceful point during his acceptance speech at the DNC Convention August 17, 2000 in Los Angeles, CA. (Pool Photo/Newsmakers)
Bill Gates, founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, takes part in a discussion organized by British magazine The Economist about expected breakthroughs in the next 15 years in health, education, farming and banking on January, 22, 2015 in Brussels.(Photo by Emmanuel Dunand, AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a statement during the traditional photograph in honor of the swearing in of the 34th Government of Israel on May 19, 2015 at the presidential compound in Jerusalem. (Photo by Gali Tibbon, AFP/Getty Images)
US President George W. Bush attended Harvard Business school. (Photo by Shawn Thew, AFP/Getty Images)
U.S. President Barack Obama attended Harvard Law School. (Photo by Pete Souza/Obama Transition Office via Getty Images)
Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862) US essayist, poet and naturalist, who was known to be a recluse. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks during a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
Actress Rashida Jones arrives for the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, January 25, 2015 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederic J. Brown, AFP/Getty Images)
Ryan Fitzpatrick #14 of the Houston Texans rushes for a touchdown during the first half of the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field on December 7, 2014 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)
Japanese Crown Prince Naruhito (L) and Crown Princess Masako (R) leave Haneda Airport after seeing off Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko for their flight to New Delhi, in Tokyo on November 30, 2013. (Photo by Toru Yamanaka, AFP/Getty Images)
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the F8 summit in San Francisco, California, on March 25, 2015. (Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)
Portrait of John Adams, second President of the United States who served from 1797 to 1801. (Photo by National Archive/Newsmakers)
US statesman John F Kennedy, 35th president of the USA, making a speech. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf speaks to the press following a meeting on the response to the Ebola crisis at the IMF/WB Spring Meetings in Washington, DC, on April 17, 2015. (Photo Nicholas Kamm, AFP/Getty Images)
Portrait of the 6th U.S. President John Quincy Adams. (1767-1848) (Courtesy of the National Archives/Newsmakers)
Portrait of 32nd United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt. (1882-1945) (Courtesy of the National Archives/Newsmakers)
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