Tuesday, December 1, 2015

17 year-old Malia Obama is currently a senior in high school, meaning she is in the middle of deciding where she would like to go to college next year. The teenager has stayed very quiet about her decision, but new reports have revealed that she has narrowed down her choices to two schools in New York City.

According to, Malia will likely either attend Columbia University or New York University next fall. In fact, students at these institutions are already preparing for her to enroll, and they couldn’t be more excited.

“I think that’s awesome,” said Margo Miller, 21, an NYU junior who’s majoring in applied psychology. “The president’s daughter aspires to go there and be a part of that environment, I think that says a lot and shows its value.”

Jeremy Burns, 21, a Columbia University junior who majors in gender studies, told reporters that though Malia would be a distraction on the campus at first, she would eventually blend in to the urban surroundings. This could be exactly what the first daughter is hoping to do. 

“People would get over it, there are other famous people at these schools,” he said.

Other students, however, are worried that Malia could pose problems for her fellow students.

“It doesn’t affect me … but I feel like it may pose a problem for students with the frenzy that I’m sure will follow her to campus,” said Rishire Akabidavis, 22, a music business major at NYU’s Steinhart School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. 

Malia likely won’t decide where she is attending college until the spring of this year. Where do you think she will go? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

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