Campus Strictness

Cambridge, MA
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Depending on if we are talking about academics or social strictness, the rating would change.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: We don't feel like we are confined when it comes to our social lives. The amnesty policy helps people get help if they need it.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The administration is more than fair. They are more concerned with the safety and well-being of the student body.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Strictness: No problems, even with underage drinking. Use common sense.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: HUPD is literally the best thing on the planet. Literally everyone wants to hang out with HUPD. They're all super nice, funny, willing to help. The Amnesty Policy is amazing — if you or a friend has over-imbibed, you can take them to UHS or call HUPD to take care of them with no risk of getting in trouble. Goes to show that student safety takes priority over needless disciplinary action.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 251st
    Most Lenient Parking
  • 288th
    Best Campus Police
  • 834th
    Strictest Honor Code

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Dominic Hood
New Orleans, La.
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Other than freshmen, Harvard students have few worries about campus strictness. University police are present to protect the safety of students, not detain or punish every underage drinker or noisy reveler. Most students feel free from punishment because almost all students are given at least one warning before any official disciplinary actions are taken.

For those unfortunate students who frequently abuse school policy, punishments can range from probation to expulsion. However, many students realize that the University is reluctant to expel a student and often grants them readmission after a certain amount of time. While Harvard may be a bit lax, don’t find a false sense of security; Cambridge and Boston police are strict and will act upon any case of underage drinking. Students should just keep in mind that with independence comes responsibility, and that frequent abuse of the rules does not come without punishment at Harvard.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Drinking underage in your dorm room
  • Making too much noise in your dorm
  • Parking illegally
  • Public urination or indecency
  • Smoking marijuana

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 40 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 43 responses

  • 0% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
  • 0% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 47% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 53% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
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