Of note also, his grades at Columbia were obviously good enough to get him in to Harvard, where he held the most prestigious student position available at Harvard, as President of the Harvard Law Review.
The future 44th President then graduated magna cum laude from Harvard. and instead of doing what he was advised to do, and could have done, and despite the amount of debt he had necessarily accumulated while attending Harvard, he chose not to go for a clerkship with the Supreme Court, nor to join a big bucks prestigious firm, and instead, chose to help others, and devote himself to public service.
Image: 1990 Joe Wrinn/ Harvard University News/ File
Watch for Part 2 of Dispelling Idiocy, which will address myths about his career.