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Malia Obama goes ‘college hunting’

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American First Daughter Malia Obama has come of college age, visiting several Ivy League universities like Columbia and Stanford, in the East and West Coast, respectively.

Over the past months the 17-year old Malia has visited other universities that include Brown’s University, New York University, the University of California at Berkeley and, Barnard College.

XI'AN, CHINA - MARCH 24:  First Lady Michelle Obama (2nd Left) with her daughters Malia Obama (2nd Right) and Sasha Obama (Left), mother Marian Robinson (Right) visit the Xi'an City Wall on March 24, 2014 in Xi'an, China. Michelle Obama's one-week-long visit in China will be focused on educational and cultural exchanges.  Michelle Obama's one-week-long visit in China will be focused on educational and cultural exchanges.  (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images)

Recently Malia visited Brown University but according to analysts, President Barack Obama’s eldest daughter is likely to settle for her father’s Alma Mater, Columbia University, while others speculate she will choose her father’s ‘favourite university’, Stanford. Well, if Malia goes to Stanford, she will follow in the footsteps of Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of 42nd US President Bill Clinton and wife Hilary Rodham Clinton. Malia will also become the 10th ‘First Child’ in the last 50 years, to get a college/university education while at the White House.

Other US President’s children and their schools in the last 50 years

Lynda Bird Johnson Robb – The oldest daughter of the US 36th President Lyndon B Johnson, she went to National Cathedral School in Washington D.C and University of Austin at Texas (1966).

Luci Baines Johnson – A younger sister to Lynda, Luci attended Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies (1996). She didn’t graduate.

Tricia Nixon Cox – The oldest daughter of President Richard Nixon, Tricia attended Boston College and earned a degree in English (1968). Julie Nixon – the youngest daughter of Nixon attended Smith College and earned a master’s degree in education from The Catholic University of America in 1972.

Caroline Kennedy — Radcliff Class of 1980


The oldest child of President John F. Kennedy, Caroline went to Radcliffe College at Harvard University, and earned a law degree from Columbia Law School in 1988.

John F. Kennedy Jr. — Brown University Class of 1983

The younger Kennedy attended Brown University where he majored in history. He graduated with a law degree from New York University (NYU) School of Law in 1989, though he failed the bar exam twice, before passing on his third try.

Amy Carter — Brown University 1988 (didn’t graduate)


Amy Carter, the youngest daughter of President Jimmy Carter, attended Brown University but was dismissed in 1987 for falling behind in her classes.

She graduated with a bachelor of fine arts from the Memphis College of Art in 1992 and earned a master’s degree in art history from Tulane University.

Chelsea Clinton — Stanford University Class of 2001


Chelsea Clinton could be the first child with the highest educational credentials. The only daughter of President Bill Clinton, she graduated with highest honors from Stanford with a history degree.

She then attended University College of the University of Oxford, where she graduated with a master of philosophy in 2003.

Clinton earned a graduate degree from Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health in 2010 and earned doctorate from Oxford in 2014.


Barbara Pierce Bush — Yale University Class of 2004

The older fraternal twin daughter of President George W. Bush, Barbara attended Yale University and graduated with a degree in humanities.

Jenna Bush Hager — University of Texas at Austin Class of 2004

Jenna, the younger fraternal twin, attended University of Texas at Austin where she graduated with an English degree.

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