2 Georgia schools rank high for ‘Sugar Baby' colleges
ATLANTA (CBS46) -
Two Georgia colleges ranked pretty high on the national dating website Seekingarrangement.com.
Georgia State ranked as the fastest growing school with girls who signed up in 2012.
Reaction from GSU students was mixed.
"No, no that's not good. That's not why I'm going to college," said junior Sherkerra Smith.
Some may not like that college-aged girls go to a website to meet up with men who help them pay their tuition, but plenty of girls are doing it.
According to the site, close to 300 new Georgia State girls signed up last year, making it the fastest growing "sugar baby" college in the country.
Freshman Derek Bindbeutel told CBS Atlanta News he believes the rising cost of college tuition is what may be driving girls to the site.
"I know it's kind of geared toward a bad purpose. But it is college and you have to do what you have to do to pay for it," said Bindbeutel.
"It's not worth it at all. No, it's not worth it at all," said freshman April Doyal. "I think it's dangerous. I think people can get kidnapped, hurt and killed possibly."
Don Hale, VP for Public Relations and Marketing Communications, said, "Georgia State prides itself on fostering an enterprising and entrepreneurial spirit among its students. We are surely surprised to see it manifested in this way by these women."
The University of Georgia ranked No. 8 on the list of "sugar baby" colleges.
Pete Konenkamp with the University of Georgia told CBS Atlanta News, "These young women are adults and are free to seek entrepreneurial ship in any way they see best," said Kononkamp.
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