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Gustavian Weekly columnist Alex Legeros says tuition has climbed more than 23 percent to $42,000 a year while amenities have proliferated and faculty salaries have barely moved up, and asks:
As students, what do we want? Do we want the reputation of a prestigious country club or a renowned academic institution? I think we can—and do, to some extent—have both. But, seriously, what’s more important to us? Do we want a really plush experience, or an education that’s name will carry our weight after graduation?