If USC were a restaurant, it'd be like bribing someone to get into Applebees.
Well if you can only get into Arby’s then you might want to bribe your way into Applebee’s
It's a good school if the student makes the most of it. In many ways, it's superior in that fashion, because they don't leave you to get crushed like at the UCs even if you are earnest in learning. USC does want good kids. I received a tuition scholarship there back in the day, but I declined.
However, many kids I knew who went there were semi-dipshits or just didn't care about school. Full House's Aunt's daughters were probably especially super dipshit, so they needed extra help getting in. USC does have standards. Semi-dipshit and right college prep HS = OK. Super dipshit = NO.
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/mar/14/meritocracy-myth-rich-college-admissions College has always merely been a class gateway, which is ironic because aside from a privileged few (and those pursuing very specific career paths) it can put one at a massive disadvantage given exorbitant life-long debt. I regret going to college, and I did it twice.
My impression which may be out of date is that it's one of the best schools, especially on the left coast, for film studies if one wants to climb in that industry (higher aspirations than struggling actor).
@Gaspasser - Arby's seems to only accept customers 30yrs or older, but you can bribe your whole family into Applebees!
@purr1n - I don't doubt that USC is a good school, and perhaps my Applebee's analogy is a stretch. Full disclosure - my alma mater seemed to have a very similar semi to super dipshit ratio, and I fell somewhere on that spectrum.
Just amusing how news outlets are selling this story as though the inbred rich of hollywood were sneaking into the western ivy league. Actually feel bad for the kids regardless of how complicit they were, because the fact stands that they were raised by super dipshit parents.
@E_Schaaf I mean, for me college is necessary, as I want to become an engineer. But I won't graduate with any debt, as I got a pretty good scholarship. But I do agree, it is not worth the massive debt some get.
I was fortunate to have attended UW (Huskies) in the '70s and extra fortunate during senior years to have a savvy EE adviser (ex Navy). His two most poignant bits of advice were:
1. Don't let the process interfere with my education.
2. The point of college is to learn how to learn. Then you may advance in any direction of your choice.
Of course the degree is important to demonstrate that one has been paper trained.
Being from the rival school in LA, I had my fun with USC and its supposed shortcomings. However I do feel for the normal students there who legitimately are doing their best to get ahead aside from the idiocy of a few. It is usually about what you do afterwards.
Eh all colleges are what you make of them past a certain level, I skated my way though an ivy league uni and didnt learn shit. College system is a bubble and systemically rigged for the rich as is (private SAT tutors, prep school, crew/squash/country club sports)
Is Foosball a country club sport?
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