Drug Safety

Location
New Brunswick, NJ
Undergrads
30,038
Tuition (in-state)
$23,676 ($10,356)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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2 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Alcohol and drugs of every kind are very visible. Everyone knows about them whether you join or not. Certain fraternities are well-known for using drugs which makes it very avoidable if you don't want to be involved in it.

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2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There is a lot of drinking, smoking, weed, and other various forms of drug use present on the campus. However, if a student does not want to get involved in any of this; it is possible to not do any of this. There are some students who always partake in drinking and other stuff but it is not forced onto anyone (there is always a way to not be involved if need be).

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3 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: Even though some students do partake in drug use, it was never something that I ran into or felt peer pressured by. I was completely able to avoid it but I still knew it existed.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I haven't heard of anyone overdosing on drugs at Rutgers but i am aware of the abuse of Adderall on campus.

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College Student

Drug Safety: I don't know about the drug safety status.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 18th
    Most Social Drinkers
  • 1172nd
    Least Peer-Pressured Students
  • 1306th
    Least Underage Drinkers
  • 1316th
    Best Schools for Non-Drinkers
  • 1316th
    Most Drug-Free Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jill Weiss
Hometown
Ardsley, NY
Major
English
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In certain freshman residence halls, students will mysteriously go to the back of the building, returning 20 minutes later in a much happier state. There is nothing at all in the back of the dorm to make them happy except a lot of trees. That’s how you can describe the drug scene at Rutgers. People can do what they want to do, and it isn’t crazily talked about. Students can, however, get caught smoking weed or taking other drugs, especially if the drugs are in their rooms. Many times the RAs will walk around at night and see if they smell anything funny coming from the dorm rooms. While drugs are prevalent on campus, it is more common to get caught drinking in the dorms. Freshmen are primarily the ones who get caught since they are especially dumb about drinking. They are known to leave their doors open with alcohol in hand, as if they are asking the RA to catch them. The RAs are far stricter in freshman dorms than in upperclassmen ones, so first-year students have to be extremely mindful of their actions.

In recent years, it seems as that the biggest drugs on campus are Ritalin or Adderall. During midterms and finals, students take these drugs to stay awake to study throughout the night. It is very common to walk into a lounge at 5 a.m. in a residence hall and see 25 people wide awake and studying. Students don’t think of these as drugs, and it is very easy to find them. Whenever a student is caught with alcohol or drugs on campus, they are sent to drug counseling and have to complete community service. Students caught with alcohol mostly have to work in the dining halls. To avoid this public humiliation, be careful with alcohol, and don’t do any drugs inside the dorms.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
987
Alcohol-Related Arrests
51
Drug-Related Referrals
19
Drug-Related Arrests
63
Most Popular Drugs
  • Adderall
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Marijuana
  • Ritalin
Drug Counseling Programs
Health Services

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 174 responses

  • 37% Alcohol
  • 33% Marijuana
  • 17% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 5% None
  • 2% Cocaine
  • 2% Ecstasy
  • 2% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 2% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 1% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 1% Steroids
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 175 responses

  • 33% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 45% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 14% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 6% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 2% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 175 responses

  • 5% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 27% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 35% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 30% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 3% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 174 responses

  • 26% Practically unlimited.
  • 51% Somewhat abundant.
  • 17% Somewhat limited.
  • 7% Very limited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 174 responses

  • 4% If you don't partake, you're left out.
  • 13% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 47% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 37% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
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