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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: The student body is given an abundance of information regarding the effects of drug usage. We are able to keep ourselves away from this scene if we choose to do so.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drinking is very common, but I know a number of people that don't drink and still have a lot of fun at parties. No one will make you feel bad about it. The only drug that is common on campus is weed, and again, it's totally your choice.

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drugs and alcohol are somewhat visible on campus, and many students drink alcohol. Students do not usually pressure others to take part in drug or alcohol use. The drug policies are more strictly enforced than the alcohol policies.

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: Drinking Is Popular – The social scene at Albion College frequently contains parties with alcohol involved. Besides drinking though, drugs are not popular at Albion. You never really see or hear people using them.

3 College Senior

Drug Safety: Drugs Not the Problem, Alcohol Is – The drug scene isn't that bad. It isn't really noticeable and but I can't say what it is like at parties. As far as alcohol, drinking is a pretty popular past time for students, especially on the weekend because there is very little to do within the town on the weekend. Aside from campus events, frat parties draw large crowds.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 235th
    Most Social Drinkers
  • 703rd
    Most Drug-Free Campuses
  • 904th
    Least Underage Drinkers
  • 1020th
    Least Peer-Pressured Students
  • 1100th
    Best Schools for Non-Drinkers

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Jill Hindenach
Washington, DC
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As mentioned by many students, the drug scene on campus is hardly overwhelming. Drugs are definitely present, but they don't often find you if you aren't looking for them. This is why there are fewer drug violations on campus than alcohol violations. As with most college campuses, alcohol is very present. This is a fact, whether the administration likes it or not. A lot of students use the excuse that they drink because there is so little to do at Albion, and this may be true. The trouble is when students become dependent on it to have a good time. Moderation is key, as usual.

The most recent craze of drugs, as with many American campuses, has been the use of amphetamines. Students mainly take these to pull all-nighters and study. This may say something about how desperate some students are to keep up with their classes and Albion's rigorous curriculum.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Amphetamines
  • Marijuana
  • Painkillers
Drug Counseling Programs
Counseling Services
616 Michigan Ave.
(517) 629-0236
Individual counseling is available, in addition to referrals.

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 10 responses

  • 41% Alcohol
  • 36% Marijuana
  • 18% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 5% None
  • 0% Cocaine
  • 0% Ecstasy
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine
  • 0% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 0% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 0% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 0% Steroids

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 10 responses

  • 0% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 10% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 50% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 40% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 0% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 10 responses

  • 40% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 50% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 10% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 0% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 0% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 10 responses

  • 0% Practically unlimited.
  • 100% Somewhat abundant.
  • 0% Somewhat limited.
  • 0% Very limited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 9 responses

  • 0% If you don't partake, you're left out.
  • 11% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 78% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 11% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
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