Killer schools [SLIDESHOW]

Until the other day, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of the two brothers who allegedly perpetrated the Boston Marathon bombing, was a seemingly normal sophomore at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

He lived on campus, in a dorm room. Multiple reports suggest that he was failing out of school. He was known on campus as a “pothead” and a huge soccer fan. (RELATED: The last days of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev)

Tsarnaev, 19, certainly isn’t the first attendee or alum  in the world everyone — especially admissions staffers — would just as soon forget. Here are 10 of the most reprehensible former American college students.

If you ever happen to take an admissions tour of any of these places, please ask about these infamous students for us.

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  • Ted Kaczynski, the Unabomber, engaged in a nationwide bombing campaign against modern technology by planting or mailing a bunch of home-made bombs between 1978 and 1995. During most of that time, he lived as a recluse in Montana. He is responsible for killing three people and maiming 23 others. Kaczynski got his undergraduate degree at <b>Harvard University</b> and a Ph.D. in mathematics at the <b>University of Michigan</b>. The Unabomber also had a two-year stint as a math professor at Cal Berkeley. Photo: public domain
  • After a stellar season at City College of San Francisco, O. J. Simpson transferred to the <b>University of Southern California</b> where he ran for a gazillion yards and won a Heisman Trophy. In 1995, he was acquitted --- despite substantial evidence of his guilt --- in the murder of ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. Two years later, a civil court found Simpson guilty of wrongful death in those murders. The Juice still owes most of the $33.5 million judgment and he is currently rotting in prison over a 2007 armed robbery and kidnapping in Las Vegas.
  • Andrew Cunanan was probably America's most famous flamingly homosexual spree killer. During a three-month period in 1997, Cunanan, then 27, killed at least five people including fashion designer Gianni Versace and Lee Miglin, a prominent Chicago real estate developer. Not long after killing Versace, Cunanan fatally shot himself in the mouth inside a Miami houseboat. Cunanan briefly attended the <b>University of California, San Diego</b>. He majored in history. Photo: public domain
  • Bruce Edwards Ivins was a senior biodefense researcher who eventually became the FBI's main suspect in the 2001 anthrax attacks that killed five people. When he learned that the government was preparing charges against him, he committed suicide by overdosing on Tylenol. In 2010, the FBI released a 92-page summary of its evidence against Ivins. However, charges were never filed and many critics, including members of Congress and a widow of one of the anthrax victims, don't believe Ivins was guilty. In any case, Ivins received three degrees including a Ph.D. from the <b>University of Cincinnati</b>.
  • Marshall Applewhite was an American religious cult leader who founded the Heaven's Gate religious group. In 1997, he organized the group's mass suicide, which was timed with the approach off Comet Hale–Bopp. It was the largest mass suicide ever on American soil. In 1952, Applewhite earned a bachelor's degree in philosophy from <b>Austin College</b> in Sherman, Texas.
  • Mark David Chapman, the guy who murdered John Lennon, briefly attended <b>Covenant College</b>, a small, definitively Presbyterian-affiliated liberal arts college in beautiful Lookout Mountain, Georgia. He seems to have followed a girlfriend there and he attended for about a semester before promptly flunking out. Photo: New York City Police Department.
  • After winning enthusiastic support from the cream of San Francisco's Democratic politicians (including Willie Brown, Dianne Feinstein and the late George Moscone and Harvey Milk), cult leader Jim Jones convinced, and in some cases forced, a bunch of his People's Temple followers to move to northwestern Guyana to create a benevolent model communist community. Things didn't go well for this little slice of communist heaven, which ended with the 1978 murder and suicide of over 900 People's Temple members (including  303 children) by cyanide poisoning. Jones earned a degree in secondary education from <b>Butler University</b> in 1961.
  • Weather Underground member Kathy Boudin is a grossly inept criminal who got her degree from prestigious, all-female <b>Bryn Mawr College</b>. In 1981, Boudin participated in a $1.6 million Brinks truck heist. She and her militant black nationalist colleagues totally bungled the theft but managed to kill three people. Boudin also survived a massive 1970 Greenwich Village townhouse explosion, in which a bomb intended for a dance for soldiers in New Jersey went off prematurely and killed three other people. Naturally, Columbia University has since hired Boudin as a professor.
  • Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is the younger of the two brothers suspected of planting bombs at the 2013 Boston Marathon that killed three people, including an eight-year-old boy, and injured scores more. Tsarnaev was -- and may technically still be -- a student at the <b>University of Massachusetts Dartmouth</b>. He lived in a dorm, and he casually returned to campus after the bombings, according to students.