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Ted Cruz Educational Background | Did Ted Cruz go to School in the USA or Canada?

Ted Cruz Princton Educational Background
Ted Cruz is a politician and attorney who has been serving as the United States Senator from Texas since 2013. He is the first Hispanic American to serve as a U.S. Senator representing Texas. He was also a candidate for the Republican nomination for the President of the United States in the 2016 election. He is known for his ultra-conservative political views as well as his persuasive speeches and tactics.

Among Cruz’s political accomplishments, one has been the instrumental role he played in the government shut down in 2013 which followed his 21 hour speech against Barack Obama’s healthcare plan. He opposes same sex marriage and abortion. He celebrates legal immigration and is in favor of abolishing the IRS and instituting a flat tax system.

Personal Life:
Ted Cruz was born Rafael Edward Cruz on December 22, 1970. He was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada but raised in Houston, TX. He demonstrated a gift for public speaking at an early age when he joined an after school program run by the Free Enterprise Institute which introduced young people to free market economics and focused on an understanding of the Constitution. The organization encouraged him, and other youths involved, to give speeches around Texas on related issues.
Cruz married his wife Heidi in May of 2001. The couple has two daughters, Catherine, born 2011 and Caroline, born 2008. He is very religious and outspoken about his belief in God.

Education:
Senator Cruz believes that school is greatly beneficial to children and that every child deserves a quality education. He believes it gives students more opportunities and improves the schools themselves, making them more accountable to the communities they serve.
High School: Cruz went to two different private high schools, Faith West Academy near Katy, TX and Second Baptist High School in Houston. He graduated as valedictorian from the latter in 1988. Second Baptist serves approximately 1200 students from PK-12 and has access to nearly 1,000,000 square feet of educational and recreational facilities.
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College:
Following high school, Cruz went on to go to Princeton University. He graduated in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. While at Princeton, he competed for the American -Whig Cliosophic Society’s Debate Panel and won the top speaker award at the 1992 U.S. National Debating Championship and the 1992 North American Debating Championship and was also named U. S. National Speaker of the year. Princeton is an Ivy League School that has been ranked as 7th among 300 Best World Universities in 2011 by the Human Resources and Labor Review.



The Oldest Universities in the U.S.

We have a list of the oldest universities and colleges in the United States. Some of them are ranked very high overall in the world, as well as being members of the honored Ivy League. They all have very rich heritage and notable alumni. However, the oldest college in the United States is Harvard University founded in 1636 and chartered in 1650. Now lets take a look at the other oldest colleges and universities in the United States.

The oldest universities in the US are:

Harvard University – 1636 (chartered in 1650)

Located in Massachusetts, it was called New College at first before being renamed to Harvard. It was named after John Harvard, who gave money to the school. It is one of the world’s prestige college universities and a top Ivy league school.

College of William and Mary – 1693

It was named after the British Monarchs who were over the city. Once the school of famous president, Thomas Jefferson, this school is the oldest in the South.

Yale University – 1701

Ranked 15th in the world and was founded as “College School” but renamed to Yale because of a gift received from Elihu Yale. It was the first school to award a PhD. Yale is located in New Haven, Connecticut.

Princeton University – 1746

It was called College of New Jersey at first before being renamed to Princeton 10 years later. It is currently ranked as a top 10 school in the world overall.

Columbia University – 1754

Located in New York City, Columbia was chartered in 1754 and originally called King’s College before being renamed in 1784. It is known for the famous Pulitzer Prize and is ranked 16th in the world overall.

Older universities are more prestigious and a degree from these schools is instantly recognized as something to be proud of. Did you go to one of these older Ivy league schools? Post your comment below! Also, we have a list of the largest universities in USA.

Search more about these colleges at our college finder.

This story was originally published in November 2009. It has been updated August 2018.



Forbes Announces Top Colleges: Does Your Pick Make the List?

I still remember being a restless high school senior waiting to cut my ties and finally make it to college. My sister had chosen a community college for her freshman-sophomore experience just three years before me, and since I followed in her footsteps in most areas I naturally considered taking the same route.

So on a hot day in mid-May back in 2004, my mom and I made the journey just one hour south of Wichita, Kansas, to check out the college that would soon be my new home. While my stay there was short – just two years until I could snag my associates degree – it was memorable. And the following two years spent at Wichita State University securing my bachelor’s degree were even more enjoyable than the first.

When I was looking for schools, my top priorities were proximity, price and degree offerings, among other minor considerations. Out-of-state universities weren’t an option for me as tuition would’ve been outrageous. And along the consideration of price, I also wanted a school that could offer me a scholarship.

Earlier this month, Forbes announced its list of top 650 colleges in America. Among its highest-ranking universities were Princeton, Williams College and Stanford, with Johnson & Wales and Texas Southern University snagging the last spots in 649th and 650th place.

While some have criticized the methods Forbes and other news sources, including US News and Newsweek, use to determine their respective rankings, there’s really no one, tried and true way to determine which colleges are superior. Because the truth is, everyone has their own opinion about what makes one college better than another. Read the rest of this entry »



Princeton Dean to Become President at Brown University

Since 1986, Dr. Christina Hull Paxson has been teaching at Princeton University. She started out teaching economics, founded the Wilson School’s Center for Health and Wellbeing in 2000, and became dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in 2009.

Paxson obviously has had an impact on Princeton’s history for the past 26 years, but she is now stepping down from her position as dean in order to assume a more prestigious title: President of Brown University. Paxson will take over Ruth J. Simmons’ position on July 1, 2012. Simmons announced plans to vacate the position in September 2011.

Chancellor Thomas J. Tisch led the search committee which selected Paxson to become the newest president at Brown University. Tisch said that after seeing what Paxson has done at Princeton, he knew she was the right person for the job. Read the rest of this entry »



Top 10 Colleges and Universities from U.S. for 2012 News

U.S. News College Rankings IconEach year, U.S. News releases rankings of the top universities around the country. Although many education experts question the value of college rankings, most schools use these rankings a marketing tool. The list of best colleges is almost unvaryingly topped with Ivy League institutions, followed by highly competitive technical universities, such as MIT and CalTech. The rankings are determined by a number of criteria, including student matriculation rate, class size and the average ACT/SAT score of the student body.

This year, California Institute of Technology and Massachusetts Institute of Technology both rose from the 2011 rankings, in an odd tie between five universities for the fifth position.

Here are the top 10 Colleges, according to U.S. News:

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Weird and Unique College Clubs

Finding a group that fits your interests is a very important part of being happy in college. When I first came to college, I joined some traditional clubs, such as Spanish Club, a sorority, and a professional writing club.

However, if I had been interested in a more unique hobby, such as lumber jacking, I would have been out of luck at my school. I guess I would have had to transfer to another school – like Michigan Technological University – to pursue my passion.

Many schools are now offering clubs and organizations for their students that are more diverse and unique. Check out some of the most unique college clubs- and see if anything peaks your interest:
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New Jersey Students Pay Even More for a College Education

It’s a very commonly accepted fact: college is expensive. I feel like I have written hundreds of blogs about this sensitive subject, but sadly, here I am writing yet another about an expensive commodity becoming even more so. According to NJ.com, all four-year colleges in New Jersey will be raising their tuition rates for the 2011-2012 school year.

Last spring, students at various colleges throughout the state held rallies and protests to call for a tuition freeze, but unfortunately, their efforts were to no avail and now, all of the schools in the state will be becoming even more expensive as they raise their rates by anywhere between one and 7.4 percent. This means that annual fees will range from $10,021 at New Jersey City University to more than $40,000 at private universities like Drew University.

Even though the schools have increased their tuition rates, they are trying to be mindful of the students’ wishes. Rutgers University, Princeton University, and William Paterson University all raised their tuition rates, but it was the lowest increases the schools have implemented in years.

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Piazza Takes Study Groups into the Digital Age

Pooja Nath was one of the few women to study engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur in India. Since most of her classmates were males, Nath had a hard time finding people to study with.

“Back then, no one owned a laptop, there was no Internet in the dorm rooms,” said Nath. “So everyone in my class would be working in the computer lab together. But all the guys would be communicating with each other, getting help so fast, and I would be on the sidelines just watching.”

This difficult experience during her undergraduate studies prompted Nath to create a website called Piazza. Nath created Piazza in 2009 when she was studying at Stanford Graduate School of Business as a way for students to get help with their studies, even if they can’t find a study group that works for them.

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Lee Iacocca’s Education Background

Lee Iacocca is the former CEO of Chrysler. He is an Italian American whose parents moved to the USA from Italy. EDUinReview will now take a look at his education background.

Iacocca was born on October 15, 1924 in Allentown, Pennsylvania. His parents owned a restaurant, Yocco’s Hot Dogs, in Pennsylvania’s steel making belt. His full name is Lido Anthony, an unusual name that is rumored to be because he was conceived during his parents’ honeymoon in Venice in Lido. However, Iacocca does not support this rumor.

Iacocca graduated from Allentown High School in 1942. After high school, he attended Lehigh University, where he earned his degree in industrial engineering. In high school, he was a member of the Tau Beta Pi fraternity and the engineering honor society.

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Less Than Half of New Jersey Students Graduate in Four Years

Graduation prospects are glum for New Jersey college students. Less than half will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in four years.

A Star-Ledger summary of graduation statistics from campuses around the state found that four-year graduation rates varied  from 6 percent at New Jersey City University to 90 percent at Princeton University. Data was gathered from the federal Department of Education’s latest statics, which were compiled in 2008.

“This is not the best we can do,” said Kean University President, Dawood Farahi. “We need to shift the paradigm. We need to focus on the student outcomes and the graduation of the students.”

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