Drug Safety

Los Angeles, CA
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$35,570 ($12,692)
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3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Depends if you live in a Frat, apt, or Co-op.

3 College Student

Drug Safety: I have seen some drugs being taken at the frat parties but I have not seen any other drugs being taken around campus.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: you can avoid things if you really want to

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4 College Student

Drug Safety: Security is available during the whole day. There are also random visits from the police and the police dog to check for drugs.

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3 College Senior

Drug Safety: I do not spend time on campus.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 553rd
    Most Social Drinkers
  • 630th
    Least Peer-Pressured Students
  • 781st
    Best Schools for Non-Drinkers
  • 914th
    Most Drug-Free Campuses
  • 1164th
    Least Underage Drinkers

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Suzy Strutner
Newport Beach, Calif.
Communication Studies
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Either a drug scene doesn't exist at UCLA or students are just so super-smart that they can hide it extremely well. Though they're available if you know where to look, hard drugs simply aren't out in the open. The only exception is finals week, when, in true UCLA fashion, dozens of dedicated Bruins pop Adderall in a quest to conquer that fifth all-nighter in a row. Though other drugs are hard to come by, people certainly don't hesitate to blaze next to, around, and (gasp!) on campus, but care is taken to avoid the constantly perusing UC Police. UCLA is by no means a stoner school, but students seem to over-indulge on weed to make up for the lack of visible hard drugs. And, of course, there is the ever-visible alcohol, which no Bruin will ever have a hard time tracking down. 

Off-campus drug usage is common for students who want to explore the medium. Marijuana is the most available drug, followed by ecstasy, then cocaine. Most students do not plunge further into the realm of drug usage beyond that, and classes require more attention than the daily use of drugs allows.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Adderall
  • Alcohol
  • Cocaine
  • Ecstasy
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
John Wooden Center West, 221 Westwood Plaza
(310) 825-0768
Group counseling, individual counseling
Drug Counseling Programs
Student Psychological Services
John Wooden Center West
(310) 825-7291
Screening tests, brief interventions

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 162 responses

  • 40% Alcohol
  • 34% Marijuana
  • 16% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 5% None
  • 2% Ecstasy
  • 1% Cocaine
  • 1% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 1% Methamphetamine
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Steroids
  • 0% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 0% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 163 responses

  • 10% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 36% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 27% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 20% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 7% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 162 responses

  • 0% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 11% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 34% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 48% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 7% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 162 responses

  • 17% Practically unlimited.
  • 51% Somewhat abundant.
  • 24% Somewhat limited.
  • 8% Very limited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 163 responses

  • 1% If you don't partake, you're left out.
  • 7% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 46% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 46% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
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