Viral Videos Of Louisiana Students Accepted To Ivy League Appeared To Be Fake

2 years ago



As you may know, in 2018, one Louisiana prep school went extremely viral after the videos of students celebrating their acceptance to prestigious universities were published. However, today, the school is accused of falsifying records. In this post, the Typical Student team will tell you more!

A New York Times Investigation



Within the New York Times investigation into T.M. Landry College Prep in Breaux Bridge, there was found that the school "falsified transcripts, made up student accomplishments and mined the worst stereotypes of black America to manufacture up-from-hardship tales that it sold to Ivy League schools hungry for diversity."

This year, T.M. Landry became pretty famous after the viral videos. They mostly show happy students who celebrate the fact they were accepted to different Ivy League schools. This list includes Harvard and Cornell. For example, a video of Ayrton Little who goes to Harvard received over 8M views.

The Truth





To make a long story short, there were 46 parents, teachers, and students interviewed. And it looks like  Landry College Prep school is not to perfect! There was physical abuse noticed a lot of times. To say more, some teaching methods are quite suspicious while the college applications appeared to by fraudulent! They were made under the direction of school founders Tracey and Michael Landry.


"That dream you see on television, all those videos, it’s really a nightmare,'' one parent told.


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