Report: GSU tops UGA on ‘Sugar Daddy’ site

This lucky college student has enough money for more clothes and maybe a more advanced writing utensil. (Image provided by SeekingArrangement.com)

This lucky college student has enough money for more clothes and maybe a more advanced writing utensil. (Image provided by SeekingArrangement.com)

As any taxpayer or college student will tell you, education is expensive.

Tuition and other costs have skyrocketed, growing 65 percent in the last five years in Georgia, according to a recent Washington Post article.

Forbes reports the average college graduate is $26,000 in debt when donning cap and gown. Ten percent of graduates rack up more than $40,000 in loans.

Some students are going to extreme measures to ameliorate ( <— fancy college word–<< ) student loan debt.

A University of Michigan grad who has more than $30,000 in college loans is selling advertising space on his mortar board.

As I’ve reported before, some cash-strapped students looking for a free ride are willing to sell more.

Each year, SeekingArrangement.com, which allegedly helps “college students connect with wealthy benefactors,” reports where its new members say they go to school.

In 2013, 269 people attending Georgia State signed up for a “mutually beneficial relationship,” says the website. That’s good enough for 4th place on the “Sugar Daddy” list.

Last year, GSU, whose logo is used by SeekingArrangement, was No. 1, according to my esteemed colleague.

UGA is ranked 11th (with 185 new members), down from 8th in 2012.

Like with unemployment rates, declining numbers are a good thing.

The University of Central Florida is No. 1 this year, with 474 new members.

Looking at those raw numbers, you’d think the website is small, but SeekingArrangement says more than a million people registered last year. They also allege the average “college sugar baby” is paid $3,000 a month. With that kind of money students can afford to attend the finest universities or breast augmentation facilities in America.

As the website says, “any ambitious student can graudate [sic] debt free with the help of our generous Sugar Daddies.”

They may want to get a high school graduate to spell-check their website.

The Top 20 Fastest Growing Sugar Baby Schools Based on Number of New Sign-Ups:

  1. University of Central Florida – 474
  2. Arizona State University – 409
  3. New York University – 347
  4. Georgia State University – 269
  5. Temple University – 251
  6. University of Colorado – 232
  7. Kent State University – 219
  8. University of Southern California – 211
  9. University of California, Davis – 192
  10. Texas State University – 189
  11. University of Georgia – 185
  12. Florida International University – 184
  13. University of South Florida – 171
  14. University of Arizona – 165
  15. University of California, Berkeley – 153
  16. University of New Mexico – 148
  17. Tulane University – 137
  18. Indiana University – 122
  19. Michigan State University – 117
  20. Louisiana State University – 113

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28 comments Add your comment

Andy

January 23rd, 2014
9:20 am

Prostitution is the oldest profession.

Andy

January 23rd, 2014
9:21 am

Notice the top 4 are heavy in minority students.

AndyizfullofSHIIT

January 23rd, 2014
9:33 am

Arizona State full of Minorities?? Since when is Hot Blonde a Minority?? NYU minority are Jewish American Princesses. Andy your points are all lies to spread your Racist message.

wrestler

January 23rd, 2014
9:40 am

Georgia Screw University……

The Geezer

January 23rd, 2014
9:55 am

Tech didn’t make the list.

Does the web site not provide for gay relationships?

woodrow

January 23rd, 2014
10:08 am

This is disgusting.

Richard Sherman

January 23rd, 2014
10:13 am

Have I mentioned how educated I am?

dropkickmejesus

January 23rd, 2014
10:20 am

Make that “spell-check ‘his’ website.”
Middle Georgia.

notevensurprised

January 23rd, 2014
10:24 am

just a little padding for their resumes…they can add “proficient on my back and knees” under the “extra curricular activities” section

DeezNutz

January 23rd, 2014
10:45 am

The funniest line in this whole piece was, “They may want to get a high school graduate to spell-check their website.” Pot, meet Kettle.

SExy Daddy

January 23rd, 2014
10:54 am

Whatever happened to the good ole days of free love?

KJ

January 23rd, 2014
11:00 am

Not surprising GSU is near the top, given the abundance of pathetic supplicant “men” in this city. Self-respect is sadly becoming an antiquated notion.

Andy

January 23rd, 2014
12:08 pm

Whatever happened to the good ole days of free love?

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I spent my entire 20’s getting free love all over ATL. It’s still out there. ;)

JM

January 23rd, 2014
12:09 pm

This is a bit harsh…but if your sugar daddy offers to take you for a trip to New Orleans on his private plane, you might want to decline.

Bernie31

January 23rd, 2014
12:29 pm

This Crowd is TOO OLD for Phil Robertson and his FILTHY BOYS. They like their PYT’s (Pretty Young Things) to be no OLDER than 15yr -16yrs old. He likes them Republican, Young, Tender and STUPID.

His plan is to keep them Barefooted and Pregnant so they can SERVE the Needs of Himself and his Filthy BOYS.

Sadly the Young Lady above would be considered as OLD and over the Hill.

My question is what is this one going to LQQK like in (10) Ten Years…When the crows feet and wrinkles come…Geez

I must admit GSU does have a lot of EYE CANDY everyday in Downtown Atlanta. Diabetes is rampant along the sidewalk and My neck hurts from turning so after a ride through the Area.

They have My Vote fer sure…..SMOKIN HOT!

Mark Richt

January 23rd, 2014
12:39 pm

How bout them Dawgs!

Justin

January 23rd, 2014
1:42 pm

Hoe’s gonna hoe

E. Denise Caldon

January 23rd, 2014
1:52 pm

This report is not surprising and given the milliions of our tax dollars given to the USG’s presidents and administrators “often hidden,” one can only wonder how many of them are “participants.” http://www.atlantaunfiltered.com/2009/10/05/university-execs-deferred-pay-often-hidden-tops-7-million/

Hidden agenda

January 23rd, 2014
3:05 pm

Of course tuition rates have skyrocketed. Government intervened in the marketplace. Just like in housing, the Federal Reserve lowered interest rates to nothing and then the Federal guaranteed student loan program essentially provided unlimited loans to students guaranteed by the taxpayers with all the profits being taken by the banks and the colleges/universities. With no limits on loan amounts, colleges and universities faced no downward pressure on their climbing rates. Instead of having to meet customers half-way on price so that school was affordable, they knew they could continue to charge more and more and the money would always be there for loans. Couple that with an economy being destroyed by government debt, government regulations, and Obamacare mandates that have caused the supply of jobs to dwindle and high school graduates easily fell for the lie that a college education was the key to a successful future and paid whatever the highwaymen from the college was demanding.

How people are getting around their costs is far less interesting a topic that discussing the real economics behind rising costs and the role the government and the Federal Reserve have played in that dynamic.

joe

January 23rd, 2014
3:06 pm

@ Denise–lighten up Francis…now go make me a Sammich!

snoper

January 23rd, 2014
7:15 pm

I call BS. NYU is practically an Ivy League school and I doubt its students, who will get good jobs upon graduation, are signing up to be sugar babies. I’m pretty sure that, assuming this website is providing the actual information that its subscribers provide, these girls are not telling the truth about being in these schools. It’s pretty easy to say you go to NYU if you live in NYC and pretty easy to say you go to GSU if you live in Atlanta. It may make the “donor” feel better to think he’s getting a college girl, but these are the same girls that have always chosen the oldest profession.

Doug

January 23rd, 2014
8:08 pm

I have met a few of them. Some very friendly and fun girls.

Berniecia69

January 23rd, 2014
8:38 pm

My sperm dad Bernie is a deadbeat as you can see by All his postings, so I had to go find me a sugar daddy to get me out of the ghetto.

Bernie31

January 23rd, 2014
10:37 pm

Ahhhh…My Dear sweet Berniecia69. The one whose Mother Tried to Flush, But His Head was too Big and would NOT go Down the Toilet. So ahe decided to KEEP YOU and let Others ABUSE YOU.

Did you see about that Nasty Rash Yet?

Bernie31

January 23rd, 2014
10:40 pm

correction :

Berniecia69 @ – 8:38 pm

Ahhhh…My Dear sweet Berniecia69. The one whose Mother Tried to Flush, But His Head was too Big and would NOT go Down the Toilet. So She decided to KEEP YOU and let Others ABUSE YOU.

Did you see about that Nasty Rash Yet?

PS – You have Certified Letter from the County Health Department…wonder what that is ALL about?

SA

January 24th, 2014
6:59 am

JM’s comments above seems to know there is a story beyond the beyond the story. AJC missed the boat on that one.

Berniecia69

January 24th, 2014
8:18 am

My sperm dad Bernie’s comments just above continue to prove he is a looser and deadbeat.

Poor sperm dad just can’t handle the fact my sugar daddy is WHITE! :)

Tony Geinzer

January 27th, 2014
8:07 pm

I think the fact is in real reality, that rolling back tuition via GPA would trump any unwanted freebies.