Drug Safety

Location
Mahwah, NJ
Undergrads
5,052
Tuition (in-state)
$21,624 ($13,144)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: A good amount of kids smoke weed--sometimes the smell can be really strong coming from the residence halls, even in the middle of the day. Also, there can sometimes be parties on campus but there aren't a whole lot.

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4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Its college, grab a beer and some bud and have a good time

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I have not noticed drug or alcohol visibility. People on campus know others drink on campus but no one is peer pressured to take part. The policy on campus is strictly enforced.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Many students smoke marijuana and drink alcohol.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: The most popular drug at my school would be alcohol. Almost everyone who goes to the parties drinks before and during. The big party nights are Tuesday and Friday. A lot of people go out more than twice a week, drinking and partying. I have smelt marijuana when some people walk by me but not too often.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 351st
    Most Social Drinkers
  • 813rd
    Most Drug-Free Campuses
  • 970th
    Least Underage Drinkers
  • 982nd
    Best Schools for Non-Drinkers
  • 1004th
    Least Peer-Pressured Students

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Daniel Giacobbe
Hometown
Rockaway
Major
Communication Arts
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Ramapo College takes drug and alcohol offenses very seriously, notifying the Mahwah Police Department of any infraction against the law, in addition to taking judicial action against the student. Alcohol is prohibited in all areas of campus, except for The Village (if all residents are over 21) and the top two floors of Laurel Hall. Those that are caught will be asked to show their ID, and if they refuse, they will be escorted off campus. There is a pressure to participate in the drinking scene at Ramapo, but no more than at any other college. Students will not be ostracized if they do not drink.

Drugs are occasionally visible on campus, as students will occasionally get lax in how they use them. Students who attempt to sell or buy will be subjected to the fullest consequence of the law. Despite this, drug activity seems to be fairly high, no pun intended. Students who do drugs tend to smoke marijuana or take prescription medicines for recreational purposes; other drugs find their way on campus occasionally, but mostly are only heard of once students are found out and busted. Students would be advised not to smoke in their dorm rooms, as the sprinkler systems and smoke detectors are very, very touchy. Setting one off (for any reason) could result in serious fines and possibly loss of housing.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
652
Alcohol-Related Arrests
3
Drug-Related Referrals
9
Drug-Related Arrests
22
Most Popular Drugs
Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
Counseling Services
D-216
Mahwah
(201) 684-7522
Within the Counseling Services, there's also a Checkpoint program that deals with drug and alcohol problems.

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 23 responses

  • 37% Alcohol
  • 35% Marijuana
  • 16% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 4% Cocaine
  • 2% Ecstasy
  • 2% Heroin
  • 2% Steroids
  • 2% None
  • 0% Methamphetamine
  • 0% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 0% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 0% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 23 responses

  • 0% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 26% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 26% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 39% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 9% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 23 responses

  • 13% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 43% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 35% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 9% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 0% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 22 responses

  • 27% Practically unlimited.
  • 18% Somewhat abundant.
  • 50% Somewhat limited.
  • 5% Very limited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 22 responses

  • 0% If you don't partake, you're left out.
  • 9% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 59% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 32% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
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