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5 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: My friends were able to come over anytime! I loved it because I noticed that whenever I went to my friends' schools, the policies there were very strict and they could barely have anyone over. As long as you're not making any trouble, you can have anyone over at anytime and as many as you want! At Rutgers NB, as long as you're not acting up, you can sneak in some alcohol or anything else.

2 College Junior

Campus Strictness: I believe the strictness at school is honestly too much. Officers look to get people in trouble and the Department Of Transportation look to give students tickets. This school is very serious about collecting money from students. If you do not pay the one penny that is due on your parking ticket, you are not allowed to receive your official transcripts, graduate, or pick classes for the following semester. I received a trespassing warning for being at the library, taking my online Physics quiz, 1-2 minutes after it closed by a Rutgers police officer. He said if I do it again then I might have a chance of being arrested. I believe that the police should focus more on what goes on in New Brunswick rather than giving students a hard time for petty activities like this. In addition, the Department of Transportation should ease up on tickets because a parking pass can range from $150 to $300, it's already expensive enough. I believe I accumulated over $500 parking tickets these past two years. It is impossible to take public transportation (Rutgers busses) because they are slow and sometimes they leave students at the bus stop and do not even look back to see a student chasing the bus.

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3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: In the dorms, there are Quiet Hours, which restrict the students' tendency to be loud in the hallways past 11 P.M. I am able to follow the Quiet Hours; however, some students do not adhere to the rules and violate Quiet Hours, which don't allow them to be loud in the hallways communicating with their friends. Quiet Hours have a positive side effect for me, in which I can get enough sleep by 11 P.M.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: The resident assistants are in charge of making sure that the residents are not consuming alcohol and drugs as well as obeying quiet hours. Sometimes you may get an RA who is very lenient with the residents and other times the RA will enforce policies making for a peaceful and comforting living environment.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: There's no rules. its awesome


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 865th
    Strictest Honor Code
  • 1367th
    Most Lenient Parking
  • 1379th
    Best Campus Police

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jill Weiss
Ardsley, NY
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Students actually shudder when they see a RUPD car drive by. It seems as though everyone has a bad experience with the campus police, whether it be from parking tickets, Jaywalking tickets, tickets from noise violations, or a bad memory of when they broke up a house party. The RUPD is known to be ticket-happy, but they tend to leave you alone when drunk, unless you are completely obliterated and can't walk home.

In the residence halls, freshman dorms seem to get the worst shaft. Preceptors constantly have an eye out to catch the first years drinking, smoking, or doing other drugs in their rooms. "Quiet hours" are the number one thing to get written up for freshman year. After midnight on the weekends and 11 p.m. on the weekdays, students have to close their doors if friends are over, music is playing, or if the TV is on. During finals, 24-hour quiet hours begin; here, no student can make any loud noises at any time during the day. If the quiet hours are ever broken, the student has to complete community service hours, typically in the dining hall or by participating in a monthly hall program, such as board game night. More students are written up for noise violations than drinking or drug problems in the dorms. Off campus, there are always lots of parties, and unless a neighbor complains about rowdiness, the RUPD leaves you alone. Rutgers is extremely strict with campus parking, and on-campus drug use, but everything else they tend to let slide.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Cheating on an exam
  • Drinking in the dry dorms
  • Noise violations during quiet hours
  • Passing your Rutgers ID to a friend without a meal plan
  • Public drunkenness or disorderly behavior
  • Smoking cigarettes or marijuana in the dorms
  • Stealing food from the dining halls or on campus eateries
  • Using exercise equipment without an ID card

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 223 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 251 responses

  • 3% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
  • 10% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 68% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 20% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
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