UGA ranked 2nd in aspiring ‘Sugar Babies’

The University of Georgia, one of the oldest public universities in the U.S., has many noble, time-honored traditions.

This blog isn’t about one of them.

Once UGA topples Sugar Baby powerhouse NYU, they will indeed be No. 1.

Once UGA topples Sugar Baby powerhouse NYU, it will indeed be No. 1.

Instead, a report issued today concludes potential gold-diggers have made Athens their second most popular higher education destination.

Georgia State is No. 11, which seems odd considering many could easily date walk down the safe streets of Atlanta and find an employable North Avenue Trade School grad.

The results of the report will be featured on ABC News’ 20/20, says, a dating site that helps moneyed men hook up with cash-strapped women looking for little more than a proper education.

The number of ladies seeking a free ride grew in 2011.

“In 2011, we saw an explosion in the number of college students seeking Sugar Daddies to help pay their college tuition”, says website founder and MIT graduate Brandon Wade. “One in every two Sugar Babies who join our website today are college students, and college Sugar Babies now make up 40% of our Sugar Baby population, up from 33% in 2010.”

Perhaps this explains why the original name of Sugar Daddy, the candy, not the man writing checks, was Papa Sucker.

Here’s the Top 20 list for 2011, ranked according to the number of Sugar Babies silly enough to use their school email address when signing up. Penn State rolls in at No. 13, but I’ll let you write your own jokes.

1. New York University (NYU) — 185

2. University of Georgia — 155

3. University of Phoenix — 144

4. Tulane University — 129

5. Temple University — 113

6. Virginia Community College — 108

7. University of Southern Florida — 93

8. Arizona State University — 85

9. Michigan State — 81

10. Ivy Tech Community College — 78

11. Georgia State University — 74

12. University of Wisconsin — 73

13. Penn State University — 72

14. University of Central Florida — 67

15. Kent University — 65

16. Maricopa Community College — 63

17. Indiana University — 62

18. University of California, Berkeley — 61

19. The Art Institutes — 60

20. Florida International University — 59

92 comments Add your comment

Britney Spears

January 13th, 2012
11:32 am

first gold-digger?!?

Chi Town

January 13th, 2012
11:33 am

Athens is a dump.


January 13th, 2012
11:35 am

What does this tell you about the male population at UGA when the women would rather turn to internet dating as opposed to selecting from their options on campus.

Frat Boy

January 13th, 2012
11:37 am

That’s Fratastic!!!!!!


January 13th, 2012
11:37 am

I guess when the males are too busy committing felonies on campus, the ladies need some form of stability in a relationship at UGA. You have to give the ladies some credit, they aren’t out there looking for baby daddies and welfare. They are looking for stability and luxury.


January 13th, 2012
11:38 am

@lol Um… that they are poor college students too and not being suckers paying for girl’s tuition

John F

January 13th, 2012
11:38 am

WHy does the AJC let us comment on pointless articles like this but not on more substantive articles about issues that truly effect our communities? Get it together.

Tom Lauerman

January 13th, 2012
11:39 am


It means that even a loser like you can get a date.

Dream on, lady killer!


January 13th, 2012
11:42 am

A solid number of those UGA and Georgia State (and Spelman, GPC, KSU, etc.) girls do, in fact, hang out at Georgia Tech on the weekends for the reasons mentioned – GT grads (68% male) are still mostly getting jobs upon graduation even through the economic tough times.

But I’m guessing the girls on this particular website aren’t looking for college guys at all…they probably come to Atlanta to try to land corporate lawyers and execs. It’s sad what people will give up for money, in my opinion.


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11:42 am



January 13th, 2012
11:44 am

What does this tell you about GT in that the GSU women would rather NOT pursue them…


January 13th, 2012
11:44 am

@John F,

If the AJC really cared about what people thought about events that trully affect the community, they would need to hire counselors to assist with the shattered egos of the paper’s writers.


January 13th, 2012
11:45 am

This is basically prostitution

older guy takes girl out on a “date”, go back to his place….he gives her money for school

there was an article on foxnews about this site


January 13th, 2012
11:46 am

Another form of prostitution

Whoa Nelly

January 13th, 2012
11:47 am

It’s my understanding that UGA has turned from a male dominated “Good ole boy” frat boy party school into a majority populated female campus. Supposedly, due to the increased competition for the availiable student slots. I assume the bulk of the female students really desire an education and are willing to work hard for it. This article illustrates exactly how far they will go to achieve their goal.


January 13th, 2012
11:47 am

Isn’t the population of UGA like 60/40 female to male anyway?

This article is poorly written too.


January 13th, 2012
11:48 am

AJC, thank you for telling me about this website. I don’t have to strip anymore. I’ll just go find me a sugardaddy.


January 13th, 2012
11:48 am

Do the math people. 155 loose ladies out of 35,000 students. This is the dumbest article I have ever read on the AJC.

And who would want to date an awkward Nerd? Talking to girls in real life is too scary for them!


January 13th, 2012
11:48 am

I think that the point is the Sugar Babies are looking for men ot pay their way now. Not looking for a husband as some may at Georgia Tech.


January 13th, 2012
11:51 am

This might be the dumbest thing I have ever wasted precious minutes of my life to read.

Thanks AJC. Keep up the good work.


January 13th, 2012
11:54 am

C. Tampa Ironworse

January 13th, 2012
11:55 am

Now, I ain’t sayin’ she’s a gold digger. But she ain’t messin’ wit no bro-bro-broke…

JB from East Point

January 13th, 2012
12:02 pm

I believe this is what was previously know as a MRS degree. Women have been going to college for years to find a man.


January 13th, 2012
12:05 pm

hahaha! this is hilarious! no offense to all of you sad mutts out there, but I would take a smart techie over a rich, dumb, redneck, prick, cookie-cutter UGA fratastic fratty mcfratster ANY day. plus i’m not loose about like your gals up in athens apparently are! ahahaha!

On My Way

January 13th, 2012
12:11 pm

I have a lot of money.


January 13th, 2012
12:12 pm

has been going on for years! What is shocking is there are no schools from AL.


January 13th, 2012
12:12 pm

I think some of you are missing the point. These girls are doing whatever they can to go to UGA in hopes of marrying a UGA grad. This is actually a compliment. No girl would ever want to go to GT or marry some little nerd. She would rather marry a stud from UGA. LOL,……


January 13th, 2012
12:13 pm

Ahh …. sorority sisters looking for the MRS degree ….. what a surprise …

KSU Alum

January 13th, 2012
12:13 pm

OK, point of order: these girls are signing up on a site to get men with money to pay for their education, not to date/marry said men.

Not that there aren’t a metric crapload of girls looking for a sugar daddy to marry… everywhere.

Andy Phisterbottom

January 13th, 2012
12:18 pm

Univ of Phoenix at # 3? HA! That’s not even a real college!


January 13th, 2012
12:19 pm

@this…Nobody in alabama has money.Those poor folks will be paying back loans for 50 years after three bcs national championship bowl games in the last three years.Now, I’m sure plenty of young girls would have loved a date (lol) to a championship game,Auburn or Alabama.


January 13th, 2012
12:22 pm

Georgia State University: Keeping hot girls away from Tech since 1913.

Special K

January 13th, 2012
12:24 pm

Where is Kanye West and Jammie Fox when you need em.


January 13th, 2012
12:25 pm

I love all the Tech kids hating on Athens and UGA in this. Man, if the inferiority complex you nerds have gets any more severe….


January 13th, 2012
12:36 pm

Chi Town is calling Athens a dump? From the city that produced Barak Obama, calling Athens, Georgia a dump? That’s a pretty good attempt at humor man, cause women looking for a Sugar Daddy usually frequent “dumps”. Get out of here with that garbage and take it back to Chicago where it belongs.

just wondering

January 13th, 2012
12:38 pm

But wouldn’t SHE be the Papa Sucker???

so what

January 13th, 2012
12:41 pm

Men make more money than women even when women are more educated/experienced, so what’s so wrong with this???


January 13th, 2012
12:42 pm


i’m pretty sure it usually goes both ways. anything making UGA look dumb, shallow or petty, the techies are all over it. anything making Tech look geeky, socially inept or athletically inferior, the dogs are on them about it. that’s just how it works in this state, as it does in most other states where there is an instate college rivalry.


January 13th, 2012
12:50 pm

The premise of this article is flawed. First of all, “gold-digger” is a pejorative expression which should not be invoked south of Delaware.

What girl would go to college and expect to find a BF to pay for it? UGA is already cheap, and if you’re from GA and got HOPE, then it’s practically free. These girls would have Daddy pay for college costs, just as Daddy paid for her pretty Land Rover. Those who exclusively date “old money” just want a husband of ample means so they can maintain a comfortable lifestyle and be done with their professional career when babies come.

You will find this at any SEC school or top-tier Ivy League institution.


January 13th, 2012
12:51 pm

Just think, these ho’s could be some of your mamma’s


January 13th, 2012
12:56 pm

What’s the difference between a gold-digger, a slut and a prostitute? I trust the prostitute more than the others :-)


January 13th, 2012
1:07 pm

They take money from the Tech guys, but still have fun with the UGA guys. Not that I agree, but it is what it is.


January 13th, 2012
1:12 pm

This is why we need to keep America Pro Choice instead of the Government and our tax dollars supporting out of wedlock kids. It costs less to prevent the birth than it does to keep the kid locked up behind bars or to continually feed it. And that’s what usually happens to these ladies with their “sugar daddies”-Sex eventually leads to child birth out of wedlock.


January 13th, 2012
1:17 pm

It seems like they are trying to make ONLINE prostitution legal….
It seems like many women in ATLANTA think its cute in 2012 to be an escort.


January 13th, 2012
1:20 pm

And you wonder why we call you B*tch???

Vampire Bill

January 13th, 2012
1:22 pm

Pretty funny.. LOVE the GT burn


January 13th, 2012
1:29 pm

Is the Penn State comment by Mr. Mathis some sort of joke about multiple children being sexually molested?


January 13th, 2012
1:31 pm

Iol you fool it is about money they are hoes get it.

Junior Samples

January 13th, 2012
1:34 pm

i’ll be their mac daddy any time, anywhere

Proud USF Alum

January 13th, 2012
1:38 pm

To George Mathis:
When you write an article please make sure that you have the name of the university correct. It is University of SOUTH Florida, not University of Southern Florida.