Campus Strictness

Location
Montreal, QC
Undergrads
20,181
Tuition (in-state)
$16,360 ($5,378)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: McGill offers a lot of freedom and expects you to act like the adult you legally are.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: McGill really just doesnt care about much. In rez there is no enforcement against drug use and even in school sponsored events like frosh it is really easy to get alcohol underage and no one really cares

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: There are very few things you could do to get in trouble at McGill's campus. There are bars all over the campus run by the students who belong to specific faculties. These bars are monitored by the campus police and students are encouraged by professors and peers to attend them

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3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Many students bike to campus, but once you enter, you need to walk your bike. For the libraries, you need to have your McGill student ID if you want to stay past service hours and the security officers are not lenient about that (which is good).

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5 College Junior

Campus Strictness: This A+ signifies not that the strictness is good or bad but more instead to get your attention. At McGill, from the day you get here, you are an adult and what you do is up to you. There is support for those who find themselves in trouble or just in general need a line of support, but drinking is allowed in the dorms and all types of lifestyles are allowed to flourish here. One of the only policies is that you respect others for who they are and never discriminate (called "Safe Space").

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 320th
    Best Campus Police
  • 568th
    Most Lenient Parking
  • 1181st
    Strictest Honor Code

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kelly Baker
Hometown
Weston, CT
Major
Sociology
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Going to McGill for college is going to a place where administration actually treats you like the adult, which you are. By Montréal law, your leased apartment, which includes your dorm room, is your private property, and is only subject to search with proper warrant. This means that the administration does not have the authority to do any sort of dorm check for drugs or alcohol. In fact, it is not even against campus policy to have alcohol in the dorms, as it is assumed that everyone is of age. McGill has school-sponsored drinking for a variety of activities, including freshman orientation. Drinking in Montréal just isn't an issue if you're over 18, in the city or on the campus.

What McGill is likely to get involved in is campus theft, vandalism, disturbing campus peace, smoking in unauthorized areas, or blatant drug use on school property. However, unlike many schools in the U.S., if you are charged with possession, you will not just be charged by campus security and suffer an academic punishment. At McGill, they treat you like an adult, and that includes adult penalties. In general, McGill administration does not care what students do, so long as it does not interrupt the academic environment for the rest of the student body.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Blocking a walkway in the library with a computer cord
  • Bringing food into the library
  • Carrying an open bottle of liquor
  • Jaywalking

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 20 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 28 responses

  • 0% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
  • 0% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 54% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 46% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
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