Drug Safety

Waltham, MA
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4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Generally, This school is safe from the drug dangerous zone.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Peer pressure is present, and everyone participates

1 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drugs are all over campus and everyone drinks. Literally everyone but the extreme international kids or the extreme gamers. Even the kids that are kind weird outcasts drink. And It happens all day every day. And you smell weed everywhere.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: There are a lot of pot smokers at this school but the police aren't super strict about it. If you get caught by the RA, you get sent to a meeting with the RD who fines you and makes you write a paper about it.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: I have yet to see someone do something harder then weed and drink alcohol. Those are part of the college life if you ask me. People take the "study drugs" really only around finals. Once again, part of the college chapter in your life. If you don't like it, don't take part in it. The party scene is not crazy but it can be when a major event happen (Boston Red Sox winning the World Series!!!).

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 114th
    Most Social Drinkers
  • 1215th
    Best Schools for Non-Drinkers
  • 1233rd
    Least Underage Drinkers
  • 1257th
    Most Drug-Free Campuses
  • 1259th
    Least Peer-Pressured Students

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kat Webber
Augusta, ME
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Alcohol use on campus is widespread, and it’s not uncommon for students to start drinking Thursday night. The peer pressure to indulge can be stronger in larger cliques such as sport teams and fraternities, but overall it is not bad. If you choose not to booze, keep in mind that your friends/roommates might be drinking, so be prepared to keep an eye on them if you still chose to go out, and give them a bottle of water when they return. Alcohol is easy to get if you know where to look, but be careful not to overindulge or you may find yourself in containment by Campus Police for your own safety. There have been incidents on campus of students being taken to the hospital for overconsumption of alcohol.This is the case in particular of freshman, so know your limits, or simply decline.

As with most schools, it you want drugs, you will find a way to get them. Don’t expect to be at an on-campus party and have someone offer you questionable pills or powder because it won’t happen. People either know there are drugs here or they don’t; it's far more under the radar than alcohol. For those who chose to participate, the most popular choices are marijuana, hookah, Viccodin, Adderral, and Ritalin.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Programs
Rhodes Hall
(781) 891-2947
Did You Know?
  • Campus Police can be called to take you or a friend to the hospital should an unfortunate circumstance such an overconsumption occur.
  • Campus Police can choose to take you into protective custody if they believe you are intoxicated to a point that you pose a threat to yourself or the public.
  • If you choose not to drink, do not think that you are alone; many students who do not drink still go to parties with friends and have a good time.
  • If you live an apartment of all 21+ persons, you can have "registered parties."

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 23 responses

  • 34% Alcohol
  • 30% Marijuana
  • 19% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 6% None
  • 4% Ecstasy
  • 2% Cocaine
  • 2% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 2% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 2% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine
  • 0% Steroids

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 25 responses

  • 48% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 36% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 12% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 0% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 4% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 28 responses

  • 11% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 21% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 29% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 39% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 0% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 24 responses

  • 46% Practically unlimited.
  • 42% Somewhat abundant.
  • 12% Somewhat limited.
  • 0% Very limited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 24 responses

  • 4% If you don't partake, you're left out.
  • 21% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 67% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 8% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
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