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Old 03-12-2019, 11:23 AM
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Entrance has been bought since the beginning of time. There are tons of private colleges/universities out there that will take another school's reject/dropout for a full tuition payment, knowing damn well that kid will never make it to the end of the next semester.
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Old 03-12-2019, 11:30 AM
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Old 03-12-2019, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Garett View Post
In this day and age of the slacker, why would that be a surprise?
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Been going on for decades while everyone knew exactly what was happening. IMO this is just being reported because there was a "graft Payment" missed, ignored, or ended! I've said it once and I'll say it again, Money corrupts, it's that simple. Get rid of money and a LOT of problems would be solved overnight!
Just how we go about doing that...????? Way above my ignorance quota!
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Originally Posted by NCSUboater View Post
This only survey to further erode the reputation of "top" schools.

Yale, Harvard, etc...all filled with students disconnected from reality. I'd never hire any of them.

State schools offer the best ROI anyway.
Great hiring policy...let's not hire the top talent
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Old 03-12-2019, 11:40 AM
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Great hiring policy...let's not hire the top talent
Agreed - that doesn't make much sense to me either. Much like someone else here stating the same thing about BU because AOC went there.

One thing I learned about small, private elite colleges - those students worked much, much harder than anybody I knew at a state school. It wasn't even comparable.
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I'd like to know who were the parents who paid 6.5 Million LOL
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Old 03-12-2019, 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by GWcpa View Post
Not hard to do. She could go to a CC for 2 years (about 5k per year) and enter UVa as a junior in the guaranteed admission program for a bachelors. UVa about $31k per year in state. The ROI of a bachelors at $300k is not very good.
Or work hard and get a real academic scholarship. My oldest daughter (currently a sophomore) worked her butt off, got great grades in HS, got a good ACT and SAT scores and landed a nearly full ride to a nice state school in the Midwest. She then got a RA job running her dorm and added paid room and board. Straight A student that if she continues on this course will walk out with a mathematics and engineering undergrad in a few years. Cost to date is embarrassingly low.
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I'm willing to bet some of those who paid to play are also supporters of candidates spouting the "free college for all" mantra....gotta love the hypocrisy of that!
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A friend of my son went to a very prestigious and expensive ( 33K per year ) private high schoolin north jersey, even though the local high school was very good. The kid was a very good student and good athlete and would have been in the top 5 of his class had he stayed in town. When graduating, his class standing was 35th in his class, which became a problem when applying to certain very good universities. His safety school was Villanova. After being rejected from other choice schools and wait listed at Nova, his family made a very large donation to the university and just like that, he was in. He has had a few jobs since graduating but nothing to offset the cost of his education. It’s a common senario, money talks, bullshit walks.
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If you ever wondered why Trump, GWBush, John Kerry and many other aristocrats with high-falutin certificates seem so average? Now you know...

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Old 03-12-2019, 12:14 PM
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I think there was probably a way Aunt Becky could have convinced an admission dean to let her kid in for a lot less than $300k........certainly if i had been the one reading her kids apps
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Old 03-12-2019, 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by txhedg View Post
$100K for a bachelors? Not at any top tier school unless you are in-state VA/TX/CA/MI/NC and can get into their flagship state U. I'm in for about $300k for each of my kids' degrees.
you would have been better off just giving your kids $300k each instead of some university (unless they're going to be Doctors).. That's a complete waste of money
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Originally Posted by GravyBoat View Post
how is $300k even remotely worth it for a BA?
that kind of $$ is certainly no guarantee of success, but there aint a lot of guys at Goldman/McKinsey/DEShaw with diplomas from Iowa State..........But a lot of guys with BAs from Yale/Amherst/Williams
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Originally Posted by FASTFJR View Post
f you ever wondered why Trump, GWBush, John Kerry and many other aristocrats with high-falutin certificates seem so average? Now you know...
Possibly the difference between them and other distinguished alums is how they finished? With or without honors?
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Originally Posted by amofgreenville View Post
you would have been better off just giving your kids $300k each instead of some university (unless they're going to be Doctors).. That's a complete waste of money
We can check back in 20 years.........but the $$ investment it worked out pretty f~ckin well for most of my friends (back then it was "why would you spend almost $100k for college when you can go to Framingham State for $20k for 4 years".....and those guys are still painting houses or managing retail stores in the Boston suburbs)

And actually, if they were going to be doctors, then it WOULDN'T be worth the $$ for undergrad. If that was the plan then the best route is to go get a 4.0 from a State School and spend the $$ on Med School.
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Old 03-12-2019, 12:37 PM
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Between the rich bribing people and the poor minorities getting affirmative action no wonder I can't get into a school.
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Originally Posted by txhedg View Post
that kind of $$ is certainly no guarantee of success, but there aint a lot of guys at Goldman/McKinsey/DEShaw with diplomas from Iowa State..........But a lot of guys with BAs from Yale/Amherst/Williams
Engineering degree from Iowa State is pretty much guaranteed success... unless you just don't want to work.
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Elitism. Classism. I wonder if the kids knew, if yes what a great example the parents are making.
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