Postsecondary Learning

Chinese Education Company Accused of Fraud Cozies Up to Top Universities

Dec 5, 2016

THE PERFECT SCORE 2.0: Helping international students get into U.S. universities is a big—and sometimes shady—business. New Oriental, China’s largest provider of private education services, has been accused of multiple kinds of application fraud, according to an investigation by Reuters. The company, which charges students between $1,450 and $7,300 for college services, has allegedly written or polished personal statements and even created email accounts on behalf of students to communicate with schools—without giving students the password. It has also subsidized trips for college admissions officers from schools including Cornell and Stanford to visit China and meet with the company’s student clients, Reuters reports.

Postsecondary Learning

Chinese Education Company Accused of Fraud Cozies Up to Top Universities

Dec 5, 2016

THE PERFECT SCORE 2.0: Helping international students get into U.S. universities is a big—and sometimes shady—business. New Oriental, China’s largest provider of private education services, has been accused of multiple kinds of application fraud, according to an investigation by Reuters. The company, which charges students between $1,450 and $7,300 for college services, has allegedly written or polished personal statements and even created email accounts on behalf of students to communicate with schools—without giving students the password. It has also subsidized trips for college admissions officers from schools including Cornell and Stanford to visit China and meet with the company’s student clients, Reuters reports.

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