WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (Exponent) - It looks like Purdue won't be following Pennsylvania State University's footsteps to combat plagiarism in application essays.
The Krannert School of Management receives around 15,000 applications every year for their MBA and master's degree programs. A team of admissions officers look at thousands of applications to make sure they are qualified to call themselves Boilermakers. But whether or not they look closely enough for plagiarism is another question.
Penn State's Smeal College of Business reported they rejected 48 applicants this year due to plagiarism in the applicants' essays. Stacey Dorang Peeler, MBA admissions director at Penn State, said the admissions team found a similar pattern in the applicants' essays and decided to do something about it.
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