What School Did Albert Einstein Go To?


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Albert Einstein attended the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland, from 1896 through 1900. He received his Ph.D. from Zurich University, Switzerland, in 1905.

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As a child, Einstein attended a Catholic elementary school in Munich, Germany. From the age of 9 to 15, he was enrolled in the Luitpold Gymnasium in Munich. Although he intended to graduate from the Luitpold Gymnasium, Einstein decided to drop out after his family moved to Switzerland. He attempted the entrance exam for the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, but he did not pass the test. Einstein then studied at a Cantonal high school in Aarau, Switzerland, for one year. In October 1896, he retook his college entrance exam and passed.

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