Does It Matter Where You Go to College? What We Learned from the College Admissions Scandal

In early 2019, the world of elite college admissions was rocked in the wake of Operation Varsity Blues, a headline-catching investigation of the unethical—and criminal—acts committed by wealthy families and their advisors to ensure students’ placement at top-tier universities. The scandalous scheme involved college administrators, Division I athletics coaches, standardized exam proctors and more. Among the charged are more than 30 wealthy parents—from CEOs and other high-ranking executives to well-known, A-list celebrities.

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