Campus Strictness

West Point, NY
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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1 College Senior

Campus Strictness: Drug tests. Random patrols. Horrible punishment for drinking violations. The list goes on.

1 College Senior

Campus Strictness: This is a military academy, it isn't designed to be the utmost haven of social live and fun. It has its perks and isn't an entirely dry place but puts the emphasis on the three pillars of military, academic and physical achievement.

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Strict as hell. Any alcohol and drug use can get you kicked out unless of age and responsible

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1 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: If you don't like regulations, don't go to West Point.

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1 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: This school is super strict. It's a military college, what do you expect?! It's good for keeping students on track, and prioritizing. Social Lives come way after the work load, so one student must be driven in order to make their own social life exist.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 99th
    Strictest Honor Code
  • 1098th
    Best Campus Police
  • 1147th
    Most Lenient Parking

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Ryan Peckyno
Bradford, Pa.
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Cadets agree that the West Point is probably the strictest campus in the world. There are numerous rules and regulations designed to promote uniformity and discipline. It is everyone's responsibility to ensure that cadets adhere to standards. Your fellow cadets will not find it funny if you continually fall out of line, let alone what your administrators will think. If one cadet falls out, then others will, too, and this makes for an uncomfortable situation with the hierarchy. The entire campus is geared toward order. Anyone who is not entirely complacent makes himself an immediate nuisance.

According to most cadets, as long as you always work hard and listen to authority, you will be all right. There are numerous checks and balances in place that make it difficult for someone to get away with not following the rules. For example, if you are either late to class or fail to keep your room up to standard, you will more than likely be disciplined. The level of strictness is extreme at West Point. By signing on to be a cadet, you basically kiss your right to privacy goodbye. There are routine inspections and drug tests, and a failure to play by the Academy's rules will not be tolerated.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Being late to class
  • Being out of uniform
  • Coming in after Taps
  • Having a messy room
  • Sitting on the same piece of furniture as a member of the opposite sex

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 12 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 11 responses

  • 9% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
  • 0% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 73% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 18% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
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