Barron attends Trump rally in Florida: His dad confirms college is next but doesn’t say where (2024)

DORAL — Barron Trump made his Trump rally speech debut Tuesday night here at the family golf resort west of Miami.

The youngest son of the 2024 Republican presidential nominee did not speak at the event, but his father lauded him to the loudest cheers of his three sons as Donald Jr. and Eric were also in attendance. It was the first Trump political rally the now 18-year-old has attended.

"Look at this," Trump said as cheers grew as he referenced Barron though not by name. The former president then asked Barron to stand up and be recognized, leading to even more applause and cheers.

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Barron Trump and fall 2024 college:Key dates for universities he's been linked to

"That's the first time he's done it," Trump said of Barron's presence at the political event. "You're pretty popular. He might be more popular than Don and Eric. Hey, Don, we have to talk about this."

Trump then alluded to Barron's next step — his choice of university to attend this fall — but did not reveal where Barron would seek his college degree.

"He's now going to college, got into every college he wanted to," Trump said. "He made his choice and he is a very good guy."

Barron is the sole child of Donald and Melania Trump, the former president's third wife. Melania Trump did not appear to attend the rally.

Barron Trump was initially selected to serve as a Florida delegate at next week's Republican National Convention. But Melania Trump stated May 10 that Barron would not be able to attend due to "prior commitments."

Barron Trump, who turned 18 on March 20, graduated from Oxbridge Academy near West Palm Beach, Florida, on May 17. For Barron and thousands of other class of 2024 high school graduates, summer is half over, and upcoming freshmen are getting ready for fall classes.

While it is not known where Barron Trump will attend classes in the fall, below are key dates for the universities he's been linked to.

What college will Barron Trump attend?

As of Tuesday, July 9, it has not been announced where Barron Trump will attend college.

However, Barron Trump's half-siblings — Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump and Eric Trump (born to Donald Trump and Ivana Trump) and Tiffany Trump (born to Donald Trump and Marla Maples) — have ties to the University of Pennsylvania or Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

Will Barron Trump attend University of Pennsylvania?

Donald Trump has said in the past that he believed his youngest son might follow in his footsteps by attending the University of Pennsylvania. The former president graduated and studied at UPenn's Wharton School of Finance and Commerce,graduating in May 1968with a bachelor's degree in economics.

Donald Trump's eldest son, Donald Jr., graduated from UPenn in 2000. Like his father, Donald Trump Jr. has a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Finance.

According to UPenn'scalendar, "move-in" dates for fall 2024 are Monday, Aug. 19, to Sunday, Aug. 25, for new and returning students. "Guests" (usually parents and family) will have to be registered by Tuesday, Aug. 1, to accompany fall 2024 students on "move-in" day. New student orientation at Penn will be from Aug. 21-26, with first day of classes Tuesday, Aug. 27.

Other key dates for fall 2024 at UPenn include "family weekend" Oct. 25-27 and homecoming on Nov. 16.

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Will Barron Trump attend Georgetown University?

Another possibility for Barron Trump could be Georgetown, which has Trump ties already.

Barron Trump's older brother, Eric, graduated from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown in Washington, D.C., with a bachelor's degree in finance and management in 2006.

Will Barron Trump attend University of Pennsylvania and Georgetown University, like his sisters, Ivanka Trump and Tiffany Trump?

According to aMarch 2017 story in the Georgetown Voice, Donald Trump's eldest daughter, Ivanka Trump, was a student at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown, but transferred after two years to the Wharton School of Business at UPenn. Ivanka Trump graduated cum laude with a bachelor's degree in economics from UPenn in 2004.

Like her father, Tiffany Trump attended UPenn and graduated in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in sociology. Four years later, Tiffany Trump graduated from Georgetown Law School as part of the class of 2020. Like many class of 2020 seniors (for high school and college), Tiffany Trump's college graduation was a virtual commencement ceremony because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Will Barron Trump attend NYU?

Another speculated possibility for Barron Trump is New York University. The NYU campus in Manhattan is not far from where Barron Trump spent much of his childhood — and lived until his father was sworn in as the 45th president in early 2017.

According to NYU's calendar, fall 2024 classes begin Tuesday, Sept. 3, the day after Labor Day. Interestingly, the school's "Legislative Monday" event is Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2024, and "Legislative Friday" is Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2024, the calendar states.

Antonio Fins is a politics and business editoratThe Palm Beach Post, part of theUSA TODAY Florida Network. You can reach him atafins@pbpost.com.Help support our journalism. Subscribe today.

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