Vanderbilt standards considered too high for college admissions scheme

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The federal indictment that names prominent people accused of paying bribes to get their kids into the best colleges also mentions Vanderbilt University. But in a very different way.  

One of the key witnesses in the case who is accused of using bribery and cheating to get her son into college inquired about which schools her son could get into based on athletics.

The woman was told that she should rule out Vanderbilt because Vanderbilt’s “lowest” athletes still have at least a 3.4 GPA, meaning it would be too difficult to “sneak her son in”  because he would stand out in a place were the academics standards are high.  

Meanwhile, actress Lori Loughlin turned herself into the FBI to face charges as part of the college cheating scheme. 

Then she paid $1 million bond to get out of jail. 

The former “Full House” actress is among more than 50 coaches, celebrities and wealthy executives accused of paying bribes to get their children into top universities.

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