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Two Stanford University students filed a lawsuit this week against eight elite universities following allegations that wealthy parents, as well as school coaches and administrators, engaged in a bribery scam to ensure admissions for their children.

Erica Olsen and Kalea Woods on Wednesday sued Stanford, the University of Southern California (USC), Yale University and UCLA, among others, arguing they were not given an equal admission opportunity and that their degrees are less valuable because of the scandal, multiple news outlets reported Thursday.

The complaint reportedly says “unqualified students found their way into the admissions rolls of highly selective universities, while those students who played by the rules and did not have college-bribing parents were denied admission.”

That was fast but can you really blame these students?  The last thing these colleges want to do is open up their shifty admissions system.