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11/21/2013 03:09 pm ET

JFK Wrote An Almost Identical Application Essay For Princeton As He Wrote For Harvard

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John F. Kennedy may be most associated with a particular brand of Massachusetts elitism that only his alma mater Harvard University can offer — they even named a school after him — but our 35th president actually started off his collegiate career as a Princeton undergraduate.

JFK only spent about six weeks at Princeton before leaving due to an illness, but according to his application to the school, he "had the ambition to enter Princeton" ever since he's been in school. Wait, but he told Harvard a few months later that "I have always wanted to go there."... Conflict?

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