Mikhail Gorbachev (Education)

Former President Of The Soviet Union

Undergraduate Education: Law

Gorbachev graduated high school with a silver medal. His grades were so high that he was accepted into Moscow State University without even having to take an entrance exam or go through the school’s interview process. The school even gave him free living accommodations just so that he would attend. At school, Gorbachev met his future wife and joined the Communist Party. Gorbachev graduated as a cum laude with a degree in law. When discussing his time at university Gorbachev said, “The Moscow University gave me fundamental knowledge and an intellectual potential that determined my career. It was here that the long process of reassessing my country’s history, its present and its future began and continued over so many years”