Can You Cover Yourself With All Your Student Life Fees?
By Bwog Staff on
Oct 01, 201215 Comments
We’d get back even more if we were located at Niagara Falls
Last week, Bwog calculated exactly how much of his or her student life fees a Columbia student could drink back at Lerner Pubs. This week, Bwog has found another source of free items (and use for Frontiers) to take back a few more of those student life dollars.
B-of-the-E Assumptions (based on Google)
There are about 180 days per year that every student will be on campus if he or she only leaves for Thanksgiving, winter break, and spring break.
Let’s say those plastic rain ponchos are a fashion statement (ie: not just for rainy days).
Several on campus locations, including Lerner Hall and the Hartley Hospitality Desk, stock plastic ponchos.
New York City has an average of 121 rainy days per year.
The wholesale price of rain ponchos is $50.79 for 48 ponchos.
Student life fees are $698 per semester, which we’ll call $700
Student life fees for 8 semesters = $700 x 8 = $5,600
The average cost of a poncho= $50.79/48= $1.06, about $1
The approximate percentage of one year that a student is on campus: 180/365 = about 50% of the time
So, if there are 121 rainy days per year, we’re around for roughly 50% of those, or 60
If you take one poncho for every rainy day over the course of four years= 240 ponchos (If a few friends are willing to give you their ponchos, that’s even more! But it also begs the question what you might do with all of them…).
Dollar value in ponchos= 240x$1= $240
Percent of student life fees returned= $240/$5,600= 4.3%
A student can get back about 4%ish of his/her student life fees by taking one poncho every rainy day at Columbia.