Dan Abrams graduated high school from the Riverdale Country School, an independent day school located in the northwest corner of New York City, in 1984.

He received his B.A. cum laude in political science from Duke University in 1988. While at Duke, he anchored newscasts on the student run channel Cable 13 and was Vice President of the student body.

He received his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Columbia University Law School in 1992.

Has an honorary law degree from Stetson University.