College Applicants Look Past Scandal At Penn State

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

As soon as Mike Geltrude got into Penn State University earlier this month, he did what any high school senior would do: He posted his acceptance letter on Facebook.

Immediately, the "likes" started rolling in. He quickly received 50 of them, with not a single wisecrack about the child molestation scandal currently embroiling the campus.

New Jersey is huge Penn State territory. More kids from here apply there than from any other state outside of Pennsylvania — 5,600 so far this year.

So far, the harrowing news out of Happy Valley hasn't dented student interest in applying there.

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