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A rich IDIOT who wants to get into Cornell

Win8282Win8282 Registered User Posts: 37 Junior Member
edited February 2008 in Cornell University
Ok, so there's this absolutely arrogant, uber-rich kid whose familiy wealth only matches his sheer stupidity. He is stupid not only in terms of academics, but he outright insults his teachers... His GPA is probably a D+, possibly lower. He participates in 0 ECs. His teacher recs will probably be: "Reject him. He's the most disrespectful prick I've ever had the displeasure to teach". He also throws money to people standing in line to buy something at the school store, telling them not to live so miserably (obviously he was mocking them. He almost got beaten to a pulp by a Senior)

My point is, if someone if FILTHY rich, as in parents who make like 1 million+ a year, can they get in, even if they're like the very bottom of humanity? (probably his parents are going to donate big $$)

If this prick gets in, I'm going to call for a revolution, because this guy said that we should tighten immigration restrictions for Muslims and weed them out one by one, no matter what...

PS: I'm applying next year. so is he
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Replies to: A rich IDIOT who wants to get into Cornell

  • akaCondiakaCondi Registered User Posts: 160 Junior Member
    i don't think even legacy or donations can override a D+ GPA
  • dewdrop87dewdrop87 Registered User Posts: 3,397 Senior Member
    ummm...Cornell does have some integrity...haha. If this kid got in...I would be ashamed of Cornell
  • kevinscoolkevinscool User Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 1,059 Senior Member
    hey he sounds like me
  • quag_mirequag_mire Registered User Posts: 851 Member
    but i know for a fact that cornell admits a lotta internationals who are rich and can pay the full cost...cornell drastically lowers its standards for internationals who can pay the full cost...who knows, they prolly lower the standards for a lotta rich kids too, but certainly not as low as a D average lol....that muslim immigration thing made me laugh.....Win8232 are u muslim ?
  • jrcho88jrcho88 Registered User Posts: 1,021 Senior Member
    In today's society, making 1million+ a year isn't really considered filthy rich.
  • Dennis173Dennis173 Registered User Posts: 868 Member
    I am sure that if a D+ filthy rich student wanted to get into cornell, he could. Universities are a business, and I do not blame them because who is going to pay for my tuition...lol Money talks !
  • oldfortoldfort Registered User Posts: 22,006 Senior Member
    There are a lot of kids with good grades and parents that can have a building named after them, so I don't think Cornell would need to compromise its standard that much.
  • cornellpride10cornellpride10 Registered User Posts: 90 Junior Member
    I second jrcho88. While $1 million is certainly a lot of money, there are some people here who are a lot wealthier than that...and they have better academic stats. Chances are, if his parents really are making about $1 million, they can't give THAT much money to Cornell. Definitely not enough to have building named after them. So, his parents' wealth probably won't be enough for Cornell to overlook his low grades and lack of extracurriculars. There will be plenty of people who are much wealthier and have a better high school record. You never know, though. Admissions is a crapshoot.
  • gomestargomestar Registered User Posts: 4,699 Senior Member
    $1M isn't much at Cornell. There are some loaded students here, they'd laugh him to shame (if need be).
  • kevinscoolkevinscool User Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 1,059 Senior Member
    lol sad thing is he'll end up somewhere, even though he doesn't deserve to end up anywhere
  • FiggyFiggy Registered User Posts: 2,717 Senior Member
    Guys making 1 mil a year isn't the same as having 1 mil. W/ investments and non-liquid assets I'm sure they are pretty filthy rich.

    n he wouldn't get in unless they donate a crapload of money and that would just be so that the school can afford to send an additional 100 extraordinary students to the school all expenses paid.
  • fudgemasterfudgemaster Registered User Posts: 836 Member
    I don't see the problem with admitting legacies or people who donate a lot of money. Everyone actually receives silent grants; the tuition covers only 60% of the cost. The other 40% is covered by gifts from alumni and other donors. And I really doubt the guys GPA is a D+.
  • dag89dag89 Registered User Posts: 149 Junior Member
    I once read about a parent who donated a million dollars to NYU and his kids was flat out rejected. Cornell will not accept a student with the stats you mentioned just because of the money he contributes. If his parents decide to donate millions of dollars and this kid ends up rejected, just think of it as a karma playing her part.
  • Dennis173Dennis173 Registered User Posts: 868 Member
    How could you possibly reject a student who's parents donate millions of dollars to a university or have buildings named after them. I think one has to be realistic, a university needs money.
  • mrsopresidentmrsopresident Registered User Posts: 388 Member
    my mentor (won't name him or his position due to confidentiality issues) recommended one friend who he was also mentoring as part of this program to an ivy league university, where he is currently funding the construction of a multi-million dollar building. my friend was deferred and eventually rejected to this school (although he was accepted to cornell :) ) his grades were not all that bad...ranked # 2 in class, had a 97 average, was senior class president, etc. (sat was right below 2000).

    now i know that this is different than the above scenario where the kid's parents had the money and could be donating. but this just goes to show that its becoming harder and harder to "buy" your way into college.
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