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Survey Reveals: U.S. Schools Expelled 8,000 Chinese Students for Poor Grades, Cheating

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The survey comes amid reports that federal prosecutors in Pittsburgh have indicted 15 Chinese citizens for allegedly taking part in a college exam scheme

Liyan Qi reports: As tens of thousands of Chinese students prepare to study in the U.S., they might reflect on the experience of some of those who went before them. According to an estimate by a U.S. education company, some 8,000 Chinese students were expelled from American universities last year alone – and the main reasons were poor grades and cheating.

“This is an issue not just about students in the U.S., but about the entire higher-education system in China.” 

The estimate by WholeRen Education, a U.S. company that caters to Chinese students, was based on official U.S. data and a survey of 1,657 students expelled from American universities last year. More than 80% of these students were expelled because of poor academic performance or dishonesty, the company said.

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“Chinese students used to be considered top-notch but over the past five years their image has changed completely — wealthy kids who cheat.”

— Chen Hang, chief development officer at WholeRen

The company surveyed students about their U.S. study experience a year earlier but didn’t make any estimate for expulsions.

The survey comes amid reports that federal prosecutors in Pittsburgh have indicted 15 Chinese citizens for allegedly taking part in a college exam scheme.

[Read the full text here at WSJ]

Stacked up against the huge numbers of Chinese students who go to American universities every year, the failure rate isn’t so bad, WholeRen said, though it does suggest a change in the once-shining image of students from China.

“Chinese students used to be considered top-notch but over the past five years their image has changed completely — wealthy kids who cheat,” said Chen Hang, chief development officer at WholeRen, which is based in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Two decades of rapid economic growth and a burgeoning middle class have given Chinese parents more resources to send their children abroad.

Last year alone, 459,800 students went overseas to study….(read more)

China Real Time Report – WSJ

 

 

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One Comment on “Survey Reveals: U.S. Schools Expelled 8,000 Chinese Students for Poor Grades, Cheating”

  1. Cheating is a huge problem in China. I hope our goverment will do something to stop it. Many Chinese students cheat because they want to get into US school. Really smart students are always left behind and end up in the second rate universities, simply because they can’t pay for fakes exams. I am really ashamed of my country… My English teacher is a foreigner. And unlike local teachers in our school, she wants everything to be fair. She does not let students cheat. This is such a painful topic to me. I really want to get to US school, but I don’t want to pay for fake grades:(


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