Campus Strictness

Location
Washington, DC
Undergrads
3,694
Tuition
$36,320
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Strictness: Think it's pretty average. The RAs were the worst, thinking they walked around the dorms like they owned them. Nerds..

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: It's strict and could loosen up in a few aspects.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: It is a Catholic school. They are very strict and have high standards for behavior.

1 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: the RAs are very strict
NO drinking at all
RAs are annoying if you have people over in your dorm regardless of drinking

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1 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Freshman dorms are strict. No guest in the dorms passed 2:00am on the weekends and every guest even CUA students who do not live in the dorms must sign in and out.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 172nd
    Most Lenient Parking
  • 833rd
    Best Campus Police
  • 995th
    Strictest Honor Code

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Frankie Bustamante
Major
Politics
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Catholic University has many rules and regulations. After a certain hour, students must be on their own floor of their own residence halls. In addition to this rule, students must refrain from making an obscene amount of noise, abstain from having alcohol or alcohol memorabilia in their rooms, and avoid the use of surge protectors.

But enforcement is a whole other issue. RAs wield the ultimate power. Yes, there are RAs who will go above and beyond the call of duty to make sure students get caught, but most follow the simple philosophy: "Don't let me catch you." Most RAs give students a careful but comfortable margin of error so they can enjoy their college years. The most common offense is underage drinking, and it's hard to stay quiet for long in a room full of drunk people, but as long as students practice decorum, they can achieve a harmonious balance between appeasing the higher-ups and living up the best years of their lives. It's a careful but achievable balancing act.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Drinking underage
  • Violating quiet hours
  • Violating visiting hours
Visitation Policies
CUA has residential visitation hours from 9 a.m. to 12 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. in common areas during the same five-day period. Monday through Friday, visitation is 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. in all areas of residence halls. Visitors are allowed to visit students during these designated hours. All people not living in a residence hall must leave the residence halls when visitation hours end and are not permitted to enter prior to 9 a.m. on any day.

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 30 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 41 responses

  • 2% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
  • 7% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 46% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 44% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
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