Campus Strictness

Tuscaloosa, AL
Tuition (in-state)
$22,950 ($9,200)
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5 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: I think the strictness is average! You have plenty of freedom within not breaking the law!

5 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The strictness here can be summed up into one phrase; strict but fair.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: It's been getting a little more strict lately. For example, cops are busting registered fraternity parties.

4 College Student

Campus Strictness: I like that they are lenient and let you do your own thing, but at the same time keeps the order around campus very well.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: It's not that bad I guess...


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 791st
    Best Campus Police
  • 864th
    Strictest Honor Code
  • 1321st
    Most Lenient Parking

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Josh Morris
Bath, Maine
Public Relations
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Students are not too worried about the strictness of the UA police, but the Tuscaloosa police are a different story. The UA police make sure the students are safe. They are not very strict. The Tuscaloosa police are harsher on underage drinking and do not tolerate drugs. Along with the Tuscaloosa police, watch out for the ABC (Alcohol Beverage Control).

At certain times of the year, the Tuscaloosa police and the ABC get together and patrol the bars and house parties pretty hard. This is usually around the beginning of the school year. Police are trying to scare away all of the underage students that try to drink in the bars. After a while, the police start to calm down a little, but students recommend continuing to be careful because they are never completely gone. News travels fast around Tuscaloosa, and students usually find out early if the police are out busting the bars. No matter which police you prefer, they both make students feel safe, but watch out for the stricter ones.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Cheating
  • Drinking underage
  • Having candles and incense sticks in your dorm
  • Making too much noise in your dorm
  • Parking illegally

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 162 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 181 responses

  • 0% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
  • 3% 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.
  • 40% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
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