The 23-year-old daughter of US President Donald Trump and his second wife Marla Maples will be studying law at the university located in the country’s capital, a university official confirmed Monday.
“I am so proud of Tiffany. Georgetown University is a truly amazing school and she is going to love her time in Washington DC,” Eric said to The Daily Mail, who first broke the news.
— CNN (@CNN) May 8, 2017
Eric is an alum at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, one of the nation’s most prestigious schools, while its law school is similarly top ranked at 15th place in US News & World Report Law School rankings for 2017.
Whereas Ivanka, White House special adviser and author of “Women Who Work”, spent two years at Georgetown before transferring to the University of Pennsylvania.
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) May 4, 2017
Tiffany’s decision ended months of speculation over where the 23-year-old who also graduated from the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) will go to get her Juris Doctor (JD) Degree, a requirement to practise law in the US. She had previously double majored in sociology and urban studies back in UPenn.
In an email to NY Times last year, President Trump had praised his daughter’s work ethic, saying:
“She was always a great student and a very popular person no matter where she went”.
Georgetown students tweeted they look forward to bumping into her when school starts, but some pointed out the impact it would have on students personally threatened by her father’s policies. Others on social media also congratulated her, while some said they do not understand the hype around it.
Children of US presidents are usually subject to rife speculation over their college admission process.
Last year, news outlets covered then-US president Barack Obama’s oldest daughter, Malia Obama’s college search and reported every step of the process, from her parents’ advice over which school to choose to the campus tours she took. Malia eventually chose Harvard University and will attend the Ivy League this fall.