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Philadelphia, PA
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3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: I don't have much interaction with the security people.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: It's hard to visit friends in their dorms. Public safety is a joke, I'd feel no less safe if they just weren't there.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: They have a no-tolerance rule for drugs, but are much more lenient with alcohol.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: The strictness at Drexel is strict because you are running on a 10 week quarter system where you need to be on top of all your work

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: I have not experienced much of anything concerning campus strictness. I am a student that lives off campus and I have never lived on campus since I have attended Drexel. The security guards patrol around campus and even a little past campus to make sure students that do live off campus are still protected and that is a bonus.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 192nd
    Best Campus Police
  • 424th
    Most Lenient Parking
  • 1159th
    Strictest Honor Code

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Marina Lamanna
Scranton, Pennsylvania
Grad Year
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Drexel authorities try to be forthright when addressing violations. Thus, they're strict when they need to be—simply because they already warned the students. For example, students who drink when they should not be drinking are rarely punished, unless it's a nuisance to others (such as finals week). Security and police are more interested in breaking up a rowdy party to ensure everyone's safety—it is Philadelphia, after all. They have more urgent things to take care of in the city. So, as long as students restrain themselves from putting on a drunken display, all should be well. Although the drug scene is not that large, there have been instances when Drexel has enforced its "zero tolerance for drugs" rule. People have gotten expelled with no questions asked for drug possession and/or use. The University is very strict about drugs.

Aside from drinking and drugs, students rarely get in trouble for anything else. From time to time, students will get in trouble for vandalism in the dorms, which merely results in a fine. Other things you can get in trouble for are downloading copyrighted material and illegal parking.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Downloading copyrighted materials
  • Drinking in the dorms
  • Making too much noise in your room
  • Parking illegally
  • Sneaking silverware from the dining hall
  • Urinating or acting generally indecent in public
Visitation Policies
Non-Drexel students simply need to present valid ID to the desk attendant in the dorms and have their escort sign them in. Visiting students then need to stay with their escort for the remainder of the visit.

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 122 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 141 responses

  • 1% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
  • 5% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 45% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 50% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
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