Campus Strictness

Buffalo, NY
Tuition (in-state)
$16,190 ($5,570)
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2 College Junior

Campus Strictness: sometimes they cant do much

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3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: They know students will get caught up , they give warnings

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: It's great for us because you can pretty much get away with most things, if you're smart about it. If you're going to be drinking in your room, obviously don't blast music and have a mini dance party, keep the volume down.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: The attendance policies in most of my classes are pretty strict. You can only miss a certain number of classes before your grade starts to be affected. For me, this motivates me to go to class more often, so that I can maintain a decent grade.

3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: You gotta do what you gotta do when it comes to college kids


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 289th
    Most Lenient Parking
  • 968th
    Best Campus Police
  • 1320th
    Strictest Honor Code

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Christina Reisenauer
Amherst, N.Y.
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For the most part, campus police officers are polite and professional. However, UB has an irreverent student body, so the police force is very unpopular. Students gripe whenever police interfere with their "right to break the law." The campus police force is relatively large and visible, although they don't usually have much to do on North Campus besides providing security for campus events and patrolling the loop roads. They were once famous for giving speeding tickets, but their citation books were taken last year, so they can't write moving violations anymore. Police are serious about ticketing illegally parked cars, however.

If they get along well with their RAs, students can get away with drinking in their dorm rooms without a problem. A few of the tougher RAs will write you up for public drunkenness. Smoking pot is another matter. Most get community service hours, but students who sell or have a big stash can be kicked out of school. The apartment complexes' rules about partying and underage drinking are also enforced surprisingly well. The strictness of police on campus just forces students to party off campus, where Buffalo cops are pretty lax. Police bust up Heights parties only if they get really loud and spill into the street; the general rule is that if you keep it in the back, they'll look the other way. But Amherst police are extremely tough. They take Amherst's ranking as "Safest U.S. Town" seriously, and they don't want anyone stepping out of line. Stick to the speed limit on Niagara Falls Boulevard and Millersport Highway, and don't follow too close, swear too loudly, or smile too broadly.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Breaking minor traffic rules
  • Drinking underage
  • Driving under the influence
  • Hosting a party where people are drinking underage
  • Parking illegally
  • Possessing marijuana in the dorms

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 97 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 115 responses

  • 3% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
  • 4% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 57% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 37% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
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