May 1, 2014
Temple University in Pennsylvania and the New College of Florida are keeping costs low by cutting amenities and some varsity sports. But will running this play make them less attractive to applicants? A small number of universities are starting to go against the grain, reducing amenities and frills in favor of keeping the costs relatively low. [...] Donal O’Shea is the president of the New College of Florida, the small honors college for Florida’s state university system. There, costs have historically been kept to a minimum by not offering extracurricular sports and amenities.