Campus Strictness

Location
Chicago, IL
Undergrads
8,952
Tuition
$34,578
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: As a freshman, it is really hard to get away with anything really. Visitation as a freshman is very hard, but as soon as you go into your sophomore year, they are lenient with a lot more things because they see you as wiser than freshman year.

2 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Loyola does not allow for ANY type of self-expression on campus. There is no where to post events, have insightful dialogues, protest etc...This includes no where to place posters.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: The restrictions are understandable. No underage drinking is obvious and quiet hours start from 11 pm to 8am.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: There is not extremely harsh strictness nor very lenient strictness.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Campus isn't too strict. There are resident assistants on every floor that make sure nothing crazy happens. If the noise in your room gets too loud, sometimes you can get in trouble. But getting in trouble is just a small fine and some community service hours. The school policies are very reasonable.

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  • 903rd
    Best Campus Police

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Students agree that the easiest way to keep campus security from catching you in an illicit act is to be smart about it. Loyola's police force is not out to stop students from drinking in the dorms, but if a situation gets out of hand and they have to intervene, they will. By being smart about whatever they are doing, students can avoid getting written up and having to go to things like Alcohol Awareness meetings. Chicago police also won't go out of their way to bust students engaged in liquid revelry. They have much more important things to do in Chicago than hauling a bunch of drunken college students off to jail for the night, such as saving people's lives. The first time they come to your house, they'll likely just tell you to keep the noise down. If things appear to be out of hand, or if they return to the party more than once in a night, only then will the CPD break up a party and begin to think about arresting people.

Resident Assistants can be a constant thorn in student's sides. RAs theoretically exist to watch over new students and provide assistance in times of emergency. Unfortunately, there seem to be an abundance of RAs at Loyola who believe their job is to seek out every minor infraction perpetrated by students, and prosecute it to the fullest degree of the University's bylaws. The University does not make it easy on its RAs, of course, forbidding them to go to student-thrown parties on or off campus. Many students find themselves tip-toeing through their halls in order to avoid getting cited for a noise violation. In an ideal world, Loyola would place more trust in the ability of its undergraduates to act as adults.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Burning candles or incense
  • Downloading copyrighted material from the internet
  • Making or using fake IDs
  • Noise violations
  • Possession of drugs or alcohol
  • Smoking marijuana
  • Underage drinking

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 105 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 124 responses

  • 1% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
  • 7% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 52% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 40% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
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