Campus Strictness

Location
Pocatello, ID
Undergrads
7,432
Tuition (in-state)
$17,870 ($6,070)
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Idaho State University is a dry campus and it expects us to adhere to the rules. Anyone caught with alcohol or drugs is immediately confronted. Noise is also strictly enforced for the comfort of everyone on campus.

5 College Junior

Campus Strictness: They understand you are in college and experiencing life on your own for the first time. They are here to help you succeed not punish you for making a mistake. They will help you get to graduation if you want to get there yourself.

5 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Our Public Safety is awesome. They have jumped my cars many times for me. They will also get your keys out of your car if you locked them in! ISU is a dry campus, and if caught with alcohol in dorms you would get in trouble... but like with anything, if you want to find it you will.

3 College Student

Campus Strictness: There's campus security on the weekends, but as long as you keep yourself composed they're not going to stop you.

1 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The campus police make everyone constantly feel like criminals if you spend more than three minutes standing next to your car, and their parking violations are ridiculous.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 720th
    Strictest Honor Code
  • 1109th
    Most Lenient Parking
  • 1183rd
    Best Campus Police

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Eryn Lowe
Major
Communications/TV Broadcasting
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Overall, ISU is a pretty laid-back atmosphere. Parking illegally is definitely the most common illegal practice on campus, and students do get caught for it constantly.

The campus is strict about the who and where of alcohol use on campus. When it comes down to it, strictness at ISU may not seem so strict just because there are not a lot of problems with rule-breaking at ISU. There is usually one incident of theft a year, a false rape report, and a few football players getting DUIs. On average, there is not a lot of rebellion among students.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Cheating on a test
  • Parking illegally
  • Plagiarizing
  • Running a stop sign
  • Sneaking into games
  • Turning the wrong way down a one-way street
  • Underage drinking

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 42 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 48 responses

  • 8% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
  • 4% 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.
  • 42% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
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