Fans who’ve kept up with the Kardashians probably know by now that Kourtney Kardashian has had something of a banner year. The reality star eventually tied the knot with Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker at a boozy “practice” ceremony in Las Vegas — and again at the Santa Barbara Courthouse on May 15 — before finally stepping in with a lavish celebration Portofino made things official, Italy. Not only that, the mother-of-three’s lifestyle brand Poosh is still going strong, and while it might not be the same juggernaut as Kim Kardashian’s Skims or Kylie Jenner’s cosmetics line, Poosh has helped Kourtney grow in her as a savvy businesswoman establish their own right.
Of course, Kourtney didn’t grow up expecting that she would become a globe-trotting, poosh-pushing reality star. In fact, she probably never expected to make a living outfitting cheap accessories and infrared sauna blankets. In fact, she went to college, although she didn’t go to college, what you might think.
Kourtney attended an all-girls school before going to college
Kourtney Kardashian attended Marymount High School, an all-girls Catholic school in the upscale Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, according to The US Sun. While not much is known about her Marymount heyday, those in the know might recall a particularly poignant scene from the first season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, in which Kim Kardashian stole a risqué photo of Kourtney with her high ( and promptly lost). – school sweetheart.
After graduating from Marymount in 1998, Kourtney went to Dallas, Texas, where she enrolled at Southern Methodist University. She attended Lone Star State for two years, but as a sophomore, Kourtney decided to pack her bags and transfer to the University of Arizona, where she would study until she graduated in 2002. According to Life & Style Magazine at UA, Kourtney committed to the Alpha Phi sorority and college alongside reality star Nichole Richie and future Los Angeles Laker forward Luke Walton.
She earned a degree and considered following in her father’s footsteps
Kourtney Kardashian earned a bachelor’s degree in theater arts and a minor in Spanish from the University of Arizona, though her journey wasn’t without a few setbacks. Though the reality star spent most of her adult life in front of a camera, he told Us Weekly, “I failed two grades in college because I was too nervous to give speeches.”
Kourtney also had a reputation for partying on campus — so much so that her sister Kim Kardashian said she didn’t feel like drinking or partying after visiting her sister at her alma mater. “I remember visiting Kourt on campus and being her designated driver. I hated all the wild parties so much I stayed home and NEVER wanted to drink or party,” Kim captioned a throwback on Instagram. To which Kourtney replied, “I remember feeding you jungle juice and someone else driving, I won’t name names and blow up Ruff Ryders.”
Kourtney applied to law school after graduating, but ultimately decided against it. Instead, she joined her mother, Kris Jenner, to run her children’s boutique, Smooch and later Dash.