Buffalo State student caught up in college admission scandal despite 62.3% acceptance rate

The Wreckard Staff

The largest college admissions scandal in U.S. history has made its way to SUNY Buffalo State.

Even though Buffalo State has rolling admission, the parents of economics major, Benedict Huntington Vanderbilt Jr. the third, bribed the university with franchising a Chik-fil-A inside its retail dining hall, in order to guarantee acceptance for their son.

Buffalo State is known to have a very low acceptance rate of 62.3%.

The Wreckard reached out to President Katrine Conway-Turner’s office and received the following statement:

“Last night school officials were made aware that one of our students may be connected to the nationwide college bribery scandal. We are deeply troubled by this and are taking this matter very seriously. We are flattered that someone would pay the reported amount to attend Buffalo State however a SUNY Buffalo State acceptance and diploma is something that is earned with hard work and perseverance, not by cheating or bribery. We will fight for the sake of current and past students to make sure a diploma from Buffalo State will continue to be held in high esteem. The school, along with present and past officials are not being accused of any wrongdoing.”  

Due to the scandal, plans for Chik-fil-A coming to Buffalo State could possibly change.

The Wreckard will keep updating this story with more details.


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