Her parents both attended the law school there and now Malia Obama is following in their footsteps by signing up as a Harvard University student from Fall 2017.
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle‘s oldest daughter, who turns 18 in July, is reportedly taking a “gap year” before beginning school, a common choice with high school graduates seeking “wordly” opportunities before heading back into the classroom.
“The President and Mrs. Obama announced today that their daughter Malia will attend Harvard University in the fall of 2017 as a member of the Class of 2021. Malia will take a gap year before beginning school,” the White House said in a statement.
Malia and her parents settled on Harvard after touring other Ivy League and liberal arts schools early last year. She will join a long list of presidential children to attend the prestigious university, including John Quincy Adams and his son, John Adams II; Abraham Lincoln’s son Robert; the sons of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Theodore Roosevelt; Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of John F. Kennedy; and George W. Bush, who went to business school there.