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Re: $400k to get into Yale
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2019, 12:09:00 PM »
But $500k to get in USC is just stupid. 

Is it that hard to get in USC nowadays?  Besides the absurd amount they charge for their tuition, one need to spent half a million to cheat in order to get in? 

more on CNN:
https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/12/us/college-admission-cheating-scheme/index.html

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Re: $400k to get into Yale
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2019, 12:43:37 PM »

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Re: $400k to get into Yale
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2019, 01:05:09 PM »
But $500k to get in USC is just stupid. 

Is it that hard to get in USC nowadays?  Besides the absurd amount they charge for their tuition, one need to spent half a million to cheat in order to get in? 

more on CNN:
https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/12/us/college-admission-cheating-scheme/index.html

best part is, the daughter is an influencer and a YouTuber who has said, multiple times, that she doesn't want to go to college.  She's just at USC for the parties.

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Re: $400k to get into Yale
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2019, 01:21:06 PM »
But $500k to get in USC is just stupid. 

Is it that hard to get in USC nowadays?  Besides the absurd amount they charge for their tuition, one need to spent half a million to cheat in order to get in? 

more on CNN:
https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/12/us/college-admission-cheating-scheme/index.html



best part is, the daughter is an influencer and a YouTuber who has said, multiple times, that she doesn't want to go to college.  She's just at USC for the parties.

I'm sure she is highly rated on the "personality factor" that makes for a good candidate

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Re: $400k to get into Yale
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2019, 01:25:13 PM »
Everyone knows stuff like this happens.  Jared Kushner didn't make it to Harvard on his awesome resume.

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Re: $400k to get into Yale
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2019, 01:37:24 PM »
But $500k to get in USC is just stupid. 

Is it that hard to get in USC nowadays?  Besides the absurd amount they charge for their tuition, one need to spent half a million to cheat in order to get in? 

more on CNN:
https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/12/us/college-admission-cheating-scheme/index.html



best part is, the daughter is an influencer and a YouTuber who has said, multiple times, that she doesn't want to go to college.  She's just at USC for the parties.

I'm sure she is highly rated on the "personality factor" that makes for a good candidate

Right. It’s USC. She prob woulda gotten in based on her YouTube channel and her parents’ fame. Her parents got gouged.

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Re: $400k to get into Yale
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2019, 01:53:23 PM »
Top 1% spending $400K trying to cheat the top 0.1% who spent $4+ million to donate new buildings to schools in exchange for kid's admission.

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Re: $400k to get into Yale
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2019, 02:20:21 PM »
This girl looks very talented!!  I'd let her in my school.


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Re: $400k to get into Yale
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2019, 03:08:48 PM »
This girl looks very talented!!  I'd let her in my school.



She fits right in with the girls at USC.

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Re: $400k to get into Yale
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2019, 04:24:42 PM »
No comment  :P

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Re: $400k to get into Yale
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2019, 04:31:48 PM »
Soylent Red and I know an over involved Dad who in 2017 put $100k plus of equipment and flooring in at a local University for a particular sport so that their child could go there. They warm the bench and do not play, but they did get into a good school with noooo problem.

It's too bad this process is repeated over and over and over again at colleges across this land. These thoughtless parents cheat real students out of a chance for a genuine opportunity for advancement. College admissions isn't a meritocracy, but an oligarchy today. That said, unless you're studying for a science/med degree, a college education is worthless. College itself isn't, just what they teach you there for classes like Sociology, and 19th century French Poetry. The benefit of college are the connections one makes and little else. IMHO

Was it worth spending $400k to get into Yale? Perhaps..... as long as you meet the right people in the process. The end evidently now justifies the means.

Also, some are saying "oh... you shouldn't dunk on the kids for stuff the parents did" Sorry that doesn't fly here. These are 18 year old persons who are well past the age of accountability. They knew exactly what their parents were doing, and in some cases actively participated. I don't feel sorry for them getting busted.

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Re: $400k to get into Yale
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2019, 05:32:22 PM »
The daughter already recouped some of the $500k. She had some sponcon from amazon for her dorm, a Sephora collab, clothing sponsorships, etc.  Maybe being a college student makes her more valuable to sponsors.

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Re: $400k to get into Yale
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2019, 06:43:32 PM »
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Re: $400k to get into Yale
« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2019, 07:46:28 PM »
 
This girl looks very talented!!  I'd let her in my school.



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