Academia has changed since our days. I remember getting the old “look at the person to the left of you, look at the person to the right of you. At he end of four years, one of you won’t be here” speech by Dean Brockway. Colleges have seen figured out that parents don’t want to spend a boatload of dollars when the chances are high that their child may not even graduate. The infrastructure is there now to make everyone successful, if they truly want it.