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The Most Popular Colleges in the 112th Congress -- PICTURES

photo of Chris Heller
September 21, 2011

Ever wonder which colleges turn out politicians? In this gallery, we count down the schools with the largest number of undergraduate alumni who have been elected to the 112th Congress.

Harvard UniversityIs it any surprise that Harvard has the most alumni in Congress? Fifteen of the Ivy League grads are serving on the Hill, including Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., and Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass.(PHOTO: WIKIMEDIA COMMONS)

Stanford UniversityThis private, Pac-12 school boasts 10 undergrad alumni who were elected to the 112th Congress, including Sens. Max Baucus, D-Mont., and Diane Feinstein, D-Calif.(PHOTO: WIKIMEDIA COMMONS)

University of California, Los AngelesUCLA has graduated nine future members of the 112th Congress, making it the best represented public school in the country. The D.C.-based Bruins -- all of whom represent California districts in the House -- include Reps. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., and Linda Sanchez, D-Calif.(PHOTO: CHRISTINE COTTER/AP)


Yale University Another Ivy League school slipped into the top five with eight undergrads who worked their way to the Capitol. Among the six senators and two representatives are Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., and Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas.(PHOTO: WIKIMEDIA COMMONS)

University of GeorgiaPlenty of politicians don the Bulldog red and black during football season -- this SEC school has six undergrad alumni in the House and two in the Senate, including Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga.(PHOTO: WIKIMEDIA COMMONS)

Brigham Young UniversityThis Mormon-affiliated school snuck onto the list with seven graduates-made-Republican congressmen. The group includes Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah.(PHOTO: WIKIMEDIA COMMONS)

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