Campus Strictness

Washington, DC
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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College Senior

Campus Strictness: As a grad student this is not applicable. We're adults and we're rarely policed outside of our academic work

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: I am a graduate student who lives off campus so many of the rules and regulations in place for undergrads and minors do not apply.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The administration is not strict when it comes to partying- students are generally free to enjoy themselves. Parties are occasionally broken up, and noise violations can be an issue because the Georgetown community is hostile towards the university. Students are allowed in each others' dorms at all hours, but must be signed in by a resident after midnight. There are a few free speech zones on campus, but in other areas, groups can be prevented from protesting or tabling. Georgetown is a Catholic university, so contraception is not sold on campus and the university will not fund or recognize pro-choice groups.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: The school picks a big fight about underage drinking, which may divert too many resources.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The campus follows rules, but also take into account special cases.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 137th
    Strictest Honor Code
  • 302nd
    Most Lenient Parking
  • 1317th
    Best Campus Police

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Ian Lundy
Palos Verdes Estates, CA
International Business/Marketing
Grad Year
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Students report that the school’s rules are, in most cases, a bit harsh, though the rules have become more fair and easier to manage in recent years, after the administration recently revisited its alcohol policy. The enforcement of the University rules seems to depend largely on circumstance, and there are no hard and fast guarantees as to who is going to let you get away with what. Many students, for example, report that the campus police are more lenient than many of the RAs. Thus, the general attitude toward discipline on campus seems to be a sort of studied ambivalence, as the authorities seem willing to let you get away with most anything—once.

When you get right down to it, there’s not too much to worry about, unless you’re planning on committing a string of violent felonies—in which case your biggest problem is probably not the University’s decision. Underage drinking violations and noise violations are by far the most issued sanctions on campus. In most cases, it’s going to take quite a gross act of impudence to acquire either one. The Department of Public Safety and the Residence Life staff are well aware that they’re regulating a college environment, so you’ve really got to make a hellacious racket to get in trouble for noisiness. As for alcohol violations, common sense is usually enough to keep you out of trouble.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Being indecent in public
  • Drinking underage
  • Having banned appliances in your dorm room
  • Making too much noise

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 48 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 56 responses

  • 4% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
  • 18% 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.
  • 30% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
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