Drug Safety

Location
Chestnut Hill, MA
Undergrads
9,533
Tuition
$43,878
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Alcohol is very noticeable on campus. There is no peer pressure though, if you are looking for alcohol you will find it. It is about the desire of the student. Other drugs on campus are pretty rare.

3 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: I haven't used drugs and haven't had social problems, it's not a big deal

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: it's really not that common, only a few people partake in it.

4 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: As someone who doesn't use drugs I didn't notice that much a problem. I never saw anyone doing drugs but I heard about it so I know they were there. That being said, drinking is a huge part of BC life (like most colleges) and anyone who says it isn't or you will have a ton of things to do if you don't drink is lying (or maybe I just never looked for alternatives?) There was an organization when I was there that tried to organize events that didn't include alcohol but from what I heard attendance was low - they did have free food a lot though!

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I drink, but I don't do drugs. Most people drink but a lot smoke weed too. During the week many people smoke. On the weekends binge drinking is common and can be supplemented with cocaine or molly. Many people use adderall before finals. Overall it's pretty much like anywhere.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 8th
    Most Social Drinkers
  • 1191st
    Most Drug-Free Campuses
  • 1236th
    Least Underage Drinkers
  • 1302nd
    Least Peer-Pressured Students
  • 1327th
    Best Schools for Non-Drinkers

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Samantha Durant
Hometown
Cheshire, CT
Major
Communications with Women's Studies minor
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Alcohol is where it’s at for BC. Whether it’s house parties, the bar, or football games, people on campus love to drink. It can be difficult when you’re under 21 because it seems like everyone is drinking but you, which might not be that far from the truth. The BCPD is very strict about underage drinking, so you really are taking a major risk every time you drink on campus if you’re not of age. Once you turn 21, though, there is suddenly so much more going on. Pretty much everyone drinks on campus, so get your drinking hat on. If you don’t drink, you’ll be able to find other people to hang out with, but you might feel a little like an outsider.

The illicit drug scene is not at all out in the open. It fluctuates in its popularity but is usually very quiet and not center stage, like as alcohol. While there are definitely people to see and places to go for any kind of drug under the sun, this type of activity isn’t usually popular with the majority of students. It’s there if you want it, but you can certainly avoid it if you’re not interested. Boston College administration and security officers are not tolerant of drugs. The school and its officials do not condone drug use of any kind, under any circumstances. Most students are afraid of the repercussions of not only the physical harm to their bodies, but also from the school administration if ever convicted of drug use. All in all, the drug scene is pretty tame. The alcohol scene, though, is a little more present.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
826
Alcohol-Related Arrests
4
Drug-Related Referrals
60
Drug-Related Arrests
11
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
Alcohol and Drug Education
Office of the Dean for Student Development

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 66 responses

  • 37% Alcohol
  • 31% Marijuana
  • 26% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 2% Cocaine
  • 2% Ecstasy
  • 1% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 1% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 1% None
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine
  • 0% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 0% Steroids

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 66 responses

  • 53% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 41% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 2% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 3% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 2% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 66 responses

  • 2% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 17% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 30% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 52% 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 65 responses

  • 23% Practically unlimited.
  • 48% Somewhat abundant.
  • 25% Somewhat limited.
  • 5% Very limited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 65 responses

  • 6% If you don't partake, you're left out.
  • 23% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 51% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 20% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
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