Sasha Obama To Begin Classes At The University Of Michigan This Fall

A cryptic Instagram post may have revealed where the youngest Obama will enroll in the fall.

Malia and Sasha Obama
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| August 29 2019,

9:54 pm

Update (August 29, 2019): Sasha Obama is officially enrolled at the University of Michigan.

Students told The Detroit News that they spotted the former first daughter while they were attending freshman orientation.

"I was walking by pushing a vacuum and she walked out right in front of me," third-year student Zach Lassen recalled. "I said, 'Excuse me.' It was a crowded hallway with her and some Secret Service dudes."

Another student told The News Obama seemed like "a normal student to me."

The 18-year-old will start classes on Tuesday.

Reps for the university and former First Lady Michelle Obama would not comment on Sasha’s enrollment, according to Page Six. An Instagram post from a private account attributed to Sasha celebrated her college acceptance in December 2018.

“So proud to say I’m going to college with my sisters!!” she captioned a photo of herself and two friends.

Sasha’s school choice is a departure from her those of her sister and parents, who all went to Ivy League colleges. Former President Barack Obama and Michelle went to Columbia and Princeton Universities for their undergraduate degrees, respectively. Both of them went to Harvard Law School. Sasha’s older sister Malia followed her parents’ footsteps and enrolled at Harvard in 2017 following a gap year.

Sasha graduated from Sidwell Friends School in June. 

Original: A cryptic caption on Instagram has some convinced Sasha Obama, the youngest daughter of forever POTUS and FLOTUS Barack and Michelle Obama, plans to attend the University of Michigan for college.

Page Six reports a private Instagram account believed to be Sasha’s featured a photo the 17-year-old with two friends. The caption reportedly read, “So proud to say I’m going to college with my sisters!!”

The post also featured the University of Michigan's hashtag and had the school's “The Big House” football stadium as its backdrop.

While the Obamas have yet to confirm the rumor, the internet overwhelmingly embraced the youngest Obama’s alleged college choice.


According to MLive, the University of Michigan is an excellent choice for any student interested in research given it takes in about $1.5 billion annually for science and technology work. It is also a large school with 46,000 students. U.S. News and World Report placed the institution at No. 27 in the country in its 2019 ranking of colleges and universities.

Sasha will be graduating in June from the Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C.




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