Thanks to the National College Admissions Scandal: Celebrity Edition, the cost of higher learning is once again making headlines.
Fortunately, some Cal State Fullerton co-eds have figured out how to pay for tuition and housing without resorting to parental fraud, traditional scholarships or piling up a mountain of student debt. Yes, the strategy could involve cheating, but it’s not the kind you are likely thinking of that involves test-taking impostors or phony athletic profiles.
SeekingArrangement, which one wag dubbed “the Tinder for sugar daddies,” recently released a list of the 20 “fastest growing sugar baby schools in the country,” and right there at No. 7, sandwiched between Rutgers and UNLV, is Cal State Fullerton.
The ranking is based on the number of students who signed up to be sugar babies for rich dudes (a.k.a. sugar daddies) seeking such services through SeekingArrangement. The online service reports 206 new CSUF students signed up in 2018 and that as of this year, there are 525 Titans on the roster.
That Fullerton cracked the top 20 should be no surprise given what I wrote in 2014, when CSUF was signed out as a school on the move … up!
Back then, Georgia State University was at No. 4, but the Atlanta institution has since risen to the top spot, with more than 1,300 students using the online service, including more than 300 who joined in 2018.
One Panther student reportedly says older men have paid for her school, housing and a car–and taken her on her school breaks to vacation hotspots in Mexico and the Bahamas. She credits the arrangement with having helped her save start-up funds to start a business after graduation, withouth student loans hanging over her head.
The current fastest growing sugar baby schools in the country, in order, according to SeekingArrangement:
Georgia State University
University of Central Florida
University of Alabama
Florida State University
University of Florida
California State University, Fullerton
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
University of North Texas
University of Missouri
West Virginia University
University of Cincinnati
University of Southern California
San Francisco State University
University of California, Los Angeles
New York University
University of North Carolina
University of Texas, San Antonio
Colorado State University
OC Weekly Editor-in-Chief Matt Coker has been engaging, enraging and entertaining readers of newspapers, magazines and websites for decades. He spent the first 13 years of his career in journalism at daily newspapers before “graduating” to OC Weekly in 1995 as the alternative newsweekly’s first calendar editor.