Drug Safety

Location
La Jolla, CA
Undergrads
21,983
Tuition (in-state)
$36,095 ($13,217)
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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4 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: large security presence, but not too strict on drinking on campus

5 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Students really don't care what you do. There are many people that do drugs of some form, and there are many people who don't do any drugs. It's totally up to you and people don't make you feel bad for your choices.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Lots of people drink in school and some even use drugs.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: There is not much drug use at school.

2 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: Drugs are commonplace but not horrible. Could be worse.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 631st
    Best Schools for Non-Drinkers
  • 633rd
    Least Peer-Pressured Students
  • 708th
    Most Social Drinkers
  • 715th
    Least Underage Drinkers
  • 1179th
    Most Drug-Free Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Juan Ramirez
Hometown
El Monte, Calif.
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There is very little drug use at UCSD besides marijuana. UCSD students are very conscious about studying, and oftentimes believe that drug use is detrimental to their success at school, so there are practically no hard drugs found at UCSD. Marijuana use is an entirely different story. UCSD definitely has its share of “pot heads,” and many students hardly even consider marijuana a drug. As long as they continue to do well in school, most students think of marijuana use as a common pastime.

Quite a few UCSD students expressed that they have tried marijuana a few times or are regular users, but there is no pressure to use drugs or drink at UCSD. Some students drink and smoke regularly, before and after they turn 21, others never. Some students drink regularly before and after they turn 21, making alcohol the most dominate substance on campus (though there is little peer pressure to drink). Having a designated driver is important and is probably the biggest concern at UCSD.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
3
Alcohol-Related Arrests
124
Drug-Related Referrals
0
Drug-Related Arrests
41
Most Popular Drugs
Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
Psychology and Counseling Center
(858) 534-3755
Appointments with psychologists are available to discuss alcohol, drugs, or any other problem college students face. They also offer group counseling and peer counseling. Check out psychservices.ucsd.edu for more information

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 97 responses

  • 37% Alcohol
  • 34% Marijuana
  • 15% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 5% Ecstasy
  • 3% None
  • 2% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 1% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 1% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 1% Steroids
  • 0% Cocaine
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 97 responses

  • 5% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 27% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 42% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 22% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 4% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 97 responses

  • 1% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 16% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 40% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 37% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 5% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 97 responses

  • 6% Practically unlimited.
  • 37% Somewhat abundant.
  • 47% Somewhat limited.
  • 9% Very limited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 97 responses

  • 1% If you don't partake, you're left out.
  • 10% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 44% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 44% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
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