There's the refusal to participate in popular rankings like those of . " application essay, which has a history of eliciting eccentric responses.
The application fee currently brings in about 0,000 a year, a spokesman for the college said, and about a third of applicants have their fees waived.
The money to make up for the loss of application fees will come primarily from the college’s recent fund-raising campaign.
Kroger said improving the college’s standing in rankings is not a motivating factor for the fee change, noting that the college is avoiding other changes that have a more proven track record of increasing the number of applications.
The college has some creditability in saying that it's not letting rankings dictate its decisions.