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2 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The campus is strict. That's a fact. A lot of obnoxious rules will be enforced. There's a lot to say here but I'll keep it short, the rules are strict, the enforcing varies but is more often then not, strict.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: they just don't want girls in the guys dorms. no drugs that its keep your grades good

5 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: I see it as a structured environment for us to study in. There are some rules that many people wouldn't agree with, but they really aren't a problem if you are there to learn.

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5 College Senior

Campus Strictness: Good Morals and Values Are Encouraged – The university fosters an inspiring sense of virtue within its students and is firm in its mission.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 184th
    Most Lenient Parking
  • 250th
    Strictest Honor Code
  • 619th
    Best Campus Police

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Natalia Selín
Hialeah, FL
Theology, Other
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While Ave Maria does enforce its policies, campus security and the RAs are typically understanding and flexible with many rules. The RAs especially are fair and give students warnings for dress code or disciplinary violations. Some of the rules are very unique to AMU, and the students are generally compliant with obeying them, while less-obtrusive policies—such as those pertaining to dress code—are more leniently enforced. The attendance rules here are a bit stricter, but they are ultimately up to the discretion of each professor, who decides his or her own attendance policy. Of course, attendance is always encouraged, and some professors are stricter than others, but the situation varies. As far as guest visitation is concerned, the school is fairly lenient as long as the students abide by the rules (i.e. filling out the forms when necessary).

By far the strictest rule at Ave Maria concerns the presence of the opposite sex in the dorms. Guys must be accompanied by a girl in the girls' dorms and can only be in the common rooms and lobby. The same is true for girls: They must be escorted by a guy in the male dorms and can only be in the common rooms. The opposite sex is never to be in the dorm rooms. Overall, with the exception of the rule concerning guys and girls in the dorms, Ave Maria is fairly flexible, and although the consequences (fines) can be harsh, the demand for them is rare.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Being noisy during quiet hours
  • Going into an opposite-sex dorm
  • Underage drinking
Visitation Policies
Students are allowed to have visitors on campus at any point, and guests can stay either at the Xavier Conference Center or in the dorms (same-sex guests only). The conference center offers a variety of rooms at varying prices and is located on campus. Guests staying with you in the dorms must be the same sex and you must have your roommates' approval. Also, students must request to have a guest at least 24 hours in advance and must turn in the visitor guest form.

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 19 responses

Very strict
Very lenient
  • Alcohol use in dorms
  • Attendance
  • Creating new student organizations
  • Drug use
  • Honor code
  • Noise violations
  • Parking
  • Protests/demonstrations
  • Underage drinking
  • Visitation in dorms

How do the campus police or safety officers affect your campus experience?    Based on 25 responses

  • 52% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
  • 32% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 8% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 8% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
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