Malia Obama College Bound, HBCU or Ivy League?

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President Obama’s daughter Malia is doing what most 16-year olds need to start doing at that age. Begin preparing for the SAT or ACT, thinking about they want to major in and looking for a college that best fits them. The 16-year old high school junior was spotted checking out NYU and Columbia University with her mother Michelle Obama. She had an opportunity to tour the campus and speak with an admissions counselor.

 

At the same time her father was giving a speech at a community college in Indianapolis.

“Malia’s now at the age where she’s starting to look at colleges, and I said, ‘You know, these days I hear everybody’s looking for fancy gyms and gourmet food, and, you know, really spiffy dorms, and let me tell you, when I was in college, you know, the college I started at, Occidental College, you know — it did have a gym, but, but like, the weight room was, you know, it was like a medicine ball, and, you know, you had, you had like–I mean it wasn’t fancy,” he joked.malia-obama

Should Malia go to an HBCU? Going to an HBCU does offer some experiences that no other University can offer to its students. For example there is power in being in an educational environment surrounded by people who look and relate to you, without words. With that said we believe Malia and every student should attend a College or University that best meets their personal needs. What schools is best for your degree? What city is best for you profession? What school is offering you a scholarship? What school will nurture you while simultaneously giving you space to grow?  For me Prairie View A&M University was the best school. Choose the best College or University for you and no one else.

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