The Parking Police. This is a hard lesson I learned in graduate school, where fees and tickets went up even during/because of economic downturns. This has continued to be the case wherever I have taught. There are all kinds of rules one can overlook or bend at a college campus, but staying a few minutes too late in a metered spot or parking in the wrong zone are going to be punished.
I was reminded of this by a tweet by the Reduced Shakespeare Company that apparently was ticketed at Duke.
Is there any other part of university administration is generally quite efficient?
When I talk about bureaucratic politics in my classes, I always ask them which part of the school's bureaucracy drove them the most crazy. No consensus at McGill, but that shows what a low tuition rate will do. At all the places I taught in the US, the answer was always the financial aid office.