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universities see increased admissions after Fraternity Life, Sorority Life.

universities see increased admissions after Fraternity Life, Sorority Life.
Both the University of California at Davis, and the University of Buffalo, hosts to Sorority Life, Fraternity Life and Sorority Life 2 respectively, had an increase in prospective students applying to the school after the shows aired. “MTV’s Fraternity Life may have helped the New York state University at Buffalo attract a record number of applications last fall,” the AP reports,” and “alumni called to say how good the campus looked.” Meanwhile, “[t]he University of California at Davis also saw a bump in applications after a season of Sorority Life was filmed there, but says it was deeply disappointed in how campus life was portrayed.” And that’s the subject of the AP’s reporting: whether or not colleges agree to let crews film on their campus. “For many budget-strapped colleges, reality TV is advertising they could never afford,” although they have to weight whether or not the publicity is worth the cost of a possible bad portrayal. Buffalo VP Dennis Black has the most rational response: “It wasn’t a Mom-and-apple-pie presentation. There was some reality to it.”

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