Drug Safety

College Station, TX
Tuition (in-state)
$25,035 ($8,506)
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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There are obviously those who do take part in drugs, but it's not a main issue on campus.

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College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I don't really know, since I live away from a campus and don't do drugs.

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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: The drug and alcohol scene is not very visible to many students, especially if they don't take part in it. Peer pressure is hardly an issue and there are many police officers that roam the campus so I think that policy enforcement is well taken care of.

5 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: If you don't drink or do something then you're ruling out nearly all Texas A&M has for nightlife, you have to drink to make this place to seem fun. I'm not gonna lie it actually works, my best times at TAMU so far have been nights where we had a few too many.

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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I don't notice drugs on campus at all


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 156th
    Most Drug-Free Campuses
  • 290th
    Least Peer-Pressured Students
  • 546th
    Best Schools for Non-Drinkers
  • 787th
    Most Social Drinkers
  • 968th
    Least Underage Drinkers

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Isuey Asuzena Iraheta
Houston, Texas
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What we all learned throughout middle and high school is to "Say no to drugs,” but what about college? Of course, nearly all universities have some presence or problems with drugs, but fortunately A&M isn't really one of them. A&M students agree that the most abused substance on campus is alcohol, mainly due to all the bars and because the University does not have a dry campus. It is still possible to gain access to other drugs, but they're less popular. Of all the illegal drugs on campus, marijuana is the most popular, but even that isn’t very common.

College Station is a small city with little influence from the drug culture. It’s mostly a clean town, which gives students a better chance to stay in school and pass their classes. Remember why you’re in college—to get that diploma—and keep your eye on your goal. This will help you to avoid getting caught up in drinking and partying, which can take its toll just as much as harder drugs. College is all about choices and balance, and making the right choices will pay off in the end.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
Student Counseling Center
Cain Hall
(979) 845-4427
Counseling to help deal with substance abuse issues

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 165 responses

  • 40% Alcohol
  • 22% Marijuana
  • 21% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 10% None
  • 3% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 1% Cocaine
  • 1% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 1% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 1% Steroids
  • 0% Ecstasy
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 165 responses

  • 0% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 2% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 16% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 63% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 19% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 165 responses

  • 7% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 27% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 25% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 27% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 14% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 165 responses

  • 14% Practically unlimited.
  • 38% Somewhat abundant.
  • 36% Somewhat limited.
  • 12% Very limited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 164 responses

  • 1% If you don't partake, you're left out.
  • 8% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 37% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 54% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.


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