Campus Strictness

West Lafayette, IN
Tuition (in-state)
$28,702 ($9,900)
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4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Not really that strict at all. Lots of people drink a lot in their dorms and nobody really cares as long as people are being safe. The only officer I've ever talked to was very easy to get along with because I treated him with respect.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Definitely not too strict, or may have not experience much events.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Dont really do much around campus. Not many people get busted

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Things feel less safe after the shooting.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: As a grad student, I really only know about parking and my few interactions with police.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 743rd
    Strictest Honor Code
  • 879th
    Best Campus Police
  • 1221st
    Most Lenient Parking

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Reema Siddiqui
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The police at Purdue are quite strict and won’t hesitate to crack down on underage drinking, drugs, and illegal parking. However, it seems that if you’re smart about what you’re doing and don’t make a messy fool out of yourself, you should be able to steer clear of any unwanted run-ins with the cops. Be careful what you do during Grand Prix week, as the cops are extra observant at this time, and taking the time to be a little more cautious about your conduct is worlds better than getting slapped with a hefty fine for public intoxication.

Although students might gripe about the seemingly overwhelming presence of the Purdue Police, you do have to admit, they’re just doing their jobs. The police aren’t kidding around, either. When it comes to underage drinking, it's two strikes and you’re out, and there is absolutely no tolerance when it comes to drugs. But if you exercise some caution, you should be able to avoid any ugly incidents.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Climbing atop the metal cylinder on the engineering fountain
  • Illegal pets in your residence hall room
  • Indecent exposure
  • Jaywalking
  • Parking illegally
  • Public intoxication
  • Smoking marijuana in the residence halls
  • Stealing lunch trays to sled down Slayter Hill
  • Underage drinking

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 191 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 200 responses

  • 0% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
  • 4% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 60% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 36% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.


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