az21833 wrote: kingsfield69 wrote:
Put me strongly in the Harvard will not drop class sizes unless it takes a bunch of transfer students camp. Strongly.
+1. Fixed costs make this very difficult to do.
not when you can hike your variable costs up as much as you want and people still come to study at your institution
With the facility improvements they've just made, I don't foresee a substantive reduction in class size. I could be wrong.
I think the argument is excessively focused on numbers (go figure). HLS will have no trouble seating enough students with galactic numbers to hold close to previous medians, even at the same class size. Maybe what we're seeing is an attempt to shore up the other components of the rankings equation. SLS didn't surpass HLS with numbers ... so if it wants the #2 spot back, it'll have to change its process and/or product in other ways.
I don't think HLS is reacting to reduced applicant numbers. I don't think the T3 need to do much of that. The impact will be felt further down the scale.