High prices, low quality

Andrew McDonough

Attending Quinnipiac University is expensive; there is simply no way of getting around that.

Considering its costly nature, Quinnipiac has an obligation to provide the best academics and housing for its students. For example, students pay their bills under the understanding that room and board in most residence halls is accompanied by a meal plan.

Yet, even students who eat reasonably often see their meal plans dwindle long before finals week. This occurs because Quinnipiac fails to allocate enough money from its high room and board costs toward residents’ meal plans.

On its Web site, Chartwells clearly explains the rationale behind believing $925 is sufficient to buy food for an entire semester. According to Chartwells’ projections, the “average” student consumes only 12 meals per week in the Caf