Drug Safety

Waco, TX
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College Freshman

Drug Safety: I have not seen or hear of anyone who deals drugs on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Alcohol and drug use is most prominent off campus.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Nobody really abuses anything outside of alcohol at Baylor.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I have never come into contact with drugs on campus, but that doesn't mean they aren't here.

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College Freshman

Drug Safety: I really have had zero experiences with drugs, so I wouldn't know.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 9th
    Least Peer-Pressured Students
  • 61st
    Best Schools for Non-Drinkers
  • 85th
    Most Drug-Free Campuses
  • 141st
    Least Underage Drinkers
  • 1272nd
    Most Social Drinkers

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Teni Odunsi
San Antonio, TX
Environmental Studies
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The drug scene is as big as you make it. Unless you're feeling brave or know certain people, it's difficult to go around looking to buy drugs. The most harmful (but also the most popular) illegal drug is marijuana, which is something that you'll find more frat boys than Collins girls doing. Students with prescriptions to drugs like Adderall will sometimes sell their pills, but most students take it to keep them awake for long hours of intense concentration and last-minute cramming. This usually backfires and is a bad idea.

There really isn’t pressure to do any kind of drug. Alcohol is by far the most widely accepted, but even then it is really only with upperclassmen or at frat parties. Alcohol isn’t that easy to avoid because everyone is looking for something to do, and it always seems to involve drinking. Exceptions are often made, though, by dry frats who throw parties, on- or off-campus with nothing more than Dr Pepper. The biggest thing is that drugs will only be as visible and involved in your life as you let them. The Baptist heritage of the school does not mean that drugs do not exist. After all, this is college, so drugs can be found if you really want them. But the religious affiliation of the University does provide support for students who are not interested in doing drugs or drinking.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
Counseling Services
(254) 710-2467
Drug Counseling Programs
Health Education and Wellness Office
(254) 710-3520
Drug and alcohol assessment and referral, individual and group therapy, and psycho-educational groups
Drug Counseling Programs
Student Outreach
(254) 710-3482
Networking resources, support groups, and a referral service regarding the use of alcohol and other drugs

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 101 responses

  • 38% Alcohol
  • 23% Marijuana
  • 19% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 14% None
  • 2% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 2% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 1% Steroids
  • 1% Cocaine
  • 1% Ecstasy
  • 1% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 101 responses

  • 3% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 17% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 20% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 24% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 37% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 101 responses

  • 0% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 3% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 11% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 52% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 34% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 100 responses

  • 7% Practically unlimited.
  • 24% Somewhat abundant.
  • 45% Somewhat limited.
  • 24% Very limited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 100 responses

  • 1% If you don't partake, you're left out.
  • 2% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 17% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 80% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
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