Ithaca College Overshoots Its Admissions Mark and Pays a Price

Michael Okoniewski for The Chronicle

Matt Whelan shares cramped space with a roommate in a temporary dormitory at Ithaca. Their beds are above their desks.
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In a year of unusually high uncertainty over admissions at private colleges, Ithaca College appears to have missed its target by a larger margin than most.

Now it is dealing with the financial consequences—even paying 31 students up to $10,000 each...

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