Campus Strictness

Location
Claremont, CA
Undergrads
1,260
Tuition
$44,085
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Very lenient on drinking and on dorm visiting.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: The campus is not very strict. Things are getting stricter for underaged drinking however. They are doing their best to make parties worse and worse as years go by.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Many students at Claremont McKenna feel that the administration is becoming too strict and not allowing students to make their own adult decisions regarding alcohol and parties. Our administration has begun reaching out to students more and taking steps to hear students' opinions on the best solutions to keep everyone both safe and happy at CMC.

1 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Campus security won't let you bring drinks into school registered parties like Thursday Night Club and there are always fences around the area. Other than that, you can pretty much find alcohol anywhere on campus except Stark and there is an open cup policy where if you have a red solo cup the college will assume it's water. So basically, CMC does not have much of a policy about alcohol on campus, although they're trying to enforce stricter policies about this.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: It's pretty hard to get in trouble here. But like any college, don't cheat or plagiarize or else you'll get in huge academic trouble. Other than that, feel free to drink in public, play tricks on people, throw people in the pond, whatever.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 50th
    Most Lenient Parking
  • 245th
    Best Campus Police
  • 1202nd
    Strictest Honor Code

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Elizabeth Friede
Hometown
Philadelphia
Major
International Relations
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Campus strictness at Claremont McKenna really just doesn’t exist. The basic rule is "don’t be an idiot." While there are technically policies that one would expect to see at a college, CMC really doesn’t enforce their rules. Parties are a free-for-all, where students of all ages indulge in beverages and the occasional smoke.

Recently there have been some scary incidents involving hospital runs, and e-mails from our alcohol task force have increased, but we have yet to see any real changes on campus. Resident advisors are there to help anyone that gets out of control, but they never stop people from having a good time. Campus security is around to make sure parties don’t get too rowdy, but I’ve never seen them take action.

The academic policies on the other hand are very strict. Plagiarism is taken very seriously, and if there is even a hint of plagiarizing, students are sent to the judicial review board. The same goes for cheating on exams or homework. Students who violate the academic integrity policy are either put on academic probation or suspension. The other instance in which campus strictness is a factor is bias-related incidences. If there is any sort of writing (joke or not) discriminating against a minority group, expect to get in trouble.
 

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Drinking too much
  • Parking in the wrong lot
  • Plagiarizing
  • Stealing a Camp Sec golf cart
  • Stealing/destroying campus property

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 24 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 33 responses

  • 0% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
  • 3% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 48% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 48% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
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