Drug Safety

Location
Bryn Mawr, PA
Undergrads
1,309
Tuition
$42,246
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Weed is very noticeable on campus, people will smoke in the dorms. Other than that, you won't hear too much about other drugs unless you are actively looking for it yourself (which if you are, it's mostly pretty easy to find, whatever it is you're looking for). Alcohol is a big thing at Bryn Mawr, especially during Traditions! If you don't drink, IT IS OKAY! We will still love you!

5 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: It's the best, in terms of how there is absolutely no drug usage. Seriously! One list shows that the only school that has less partying than we do is Brigham Young University.

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3 College Senior

Drug Safety: Freshman are required to take an online alcohol course before moving in. Campus Safety will definitely notify your dean if you are caught smoking or super drunk while underage.

A lot of people at Bryn Mawr really don't party, even at Senior Cocktails there is an entire table of non-alcoholic drinks.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: they overdose us in drug and alcohol safety stuff

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5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Students here are very serious and Campus Safety, Wellness seminars are here to inform us about drugs and alcohol.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 561st
    Most Social Drinkers
  • 583rd
    Most Drug-Free Campuses
  • 776th
    Best Schools for Non-Drinkers
  • 908th
    Least Peer-Pressured Students
  • 963rd
    Least Underage Drinkers

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kaitlin Menza
Hometown
New Brunswick, NJ
Major
Sociology
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The drug scene on campus is very low key. There is hardly any visible drug use, though the scent of weed occasionally wafts through the dorm halls. Radnor (formerly the only dorm that permitted smoking, but is now smoke-free) and Brecon are considered the drug dorms. There is no pressure to do drugs, and most students stay away from it. Many students drink regularly, but that is the extent of widespread "substance" use at Bryn Mawr. Everyone has their vices, such as daily afternoon naps and coffee addictions, but much more common than heavy drug use.

Students who do more than smoke an occasional joint may not last long at Bryn Mawr. It is not difficult to obtain pot on campus, but you might be searching awhile to find harder drugs. Most students are more concerned about getting their work done than getting high all the time, so caffeine pills are more prevalent than acid. The Hall Advisor Program makes it difficult for any serious drug abuse to go unnoticed, though it is not the role of the hall advisor to turn in students. In the case of a serious problem, your HA may urge you to visit the Health Center for one of their drug services. Otherwise, as is more likely the case, they will ask you to stop smoking up in the dorm because the smell is bothering other residents of the hall.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
16
Alcohol-Related Arrests
6
Drug-Related Referrals
0
Drug-Related Arrests
0
Most Popular Drugs
  • Adderall
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
AA and NA
There are many meetings available within the community
Drug Counseling Programs
Alcohol and drug counselor
Drug Counseling Programs
Counseling Center
Drug Counseling Programs
Wellness Program
Health Center and customs

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 13 responses

  • 33% Alcohol
  • 33% Marijuana
  • 13% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 7% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 7% None
  • 3% Cocaine
  • 3% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 0% Ecstasy
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine
  • 0% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 0% Steroids

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 14 responses

  • 7% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 21% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 64% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 0% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 7% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 14 responses

  • 0% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 0% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 21% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 71% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 7% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 13 responses

  • 15% Practically unlimited.
  • 31% Somewhat abundant.
  • 54% Somewhat limited.
  • 0% Very limited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 13 responses

  • 0% If you don't partake, you're left out.
  • 8% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 38% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 54% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
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