Campus Strictness

Location
East Lansing, MI
Undergrads
34,196
Tuition (in-state)
$32,580 ($12,622)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The campus isn't very strict with some things as they are with others.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: The biggest thing that MSU is strict on is academic dishonesty, but that's a big thing. Parking is also strict and you have to watch where you park or you will get a ticket. Other than that MSU is average to lenient on visitors and noise as long as you're respecting the other people around you

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: if you are smart about how you do things you should be ok

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: I live in a dorm and some of the restrictions involve the inability to remove food and drinks from the cafe even though the food that is in the cafe is paid for with a meal plan. The attendance strictness is a little to strict being that students are no longer high schooler's and should not be penalized if they chose not to go to class.

College Senior

Campus Strictness: Live off campus. But attendance is enforced in my program.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 835th
    Strictest Honor Code
  • 1375th
    Best Campus Police
  • 1380th
    Most Lenient Parking

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Rachel McElroy
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Overall, MSU police concern themselves more with keeping the campus safe than they do with picking up intoxicated minors—despite what some students insist. Generally, those who aren’t making a scene or doing anything openly illegal have little to worry about from campus police. It’s not unusual to hear of someone getting an MIP, but there are more people who drink than people who get punished for it. The students who have the biggest problems are the ones who continually break the law, though this is a small minority at MSU.

Many students were angered when a “party noise ordinance” was instituted, and a few students were fined several hundred dollars for playing music too loudly or for having a few too many friends over. The initial anger at the ordinance has since died down, and campus enforcement officials have been giving students more breaks as far as noise is concerned. It’s a tough job to protect an area the size of MSU’s campus, and the majority of students have the utmost respect for the MSU campus enforcement. As long as you take reasonable precautions against police run-ins, you should have little to worry about.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Speeding
  • Underage drinking
  • Violating parking regulations

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 170 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 208 responses

  • 2% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
  • 12% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 65% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 21% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
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