Campus Strictness

Santa Cruz, CA
Tuition (in-state)
$36,294 ($13,416)
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3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: The parking is too strict but everything else is fairly lenient which I feel is fair

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3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: If you are loud you will get a knock on your door from the RA

4 College Senior

Campus Strictness: Campus police are literally never around unless someone complained or parking.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: School policies are not too strict, but not lenient either.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Not more or less than any other school really.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 990th
    Most Lenient Parking
  • 1200th
    Best Campus Police
  • 1368th
    Strictest Honor Code

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Randy Silver
Irvine, California
Environmental Science and Economics
Grad Year
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Campus Security Officers (CSOs) patrol campus every night, and they range from tolerant to not-so-tolerant. However, most UCSC students agree that it is easy to drink or smoke on campus without getting caught—as long as you aren’t really causing a ruckus, security will leave you alone. While many times they just issue warnings, CSOs will occasionally write somebody up and confiscate the illegal substances. This isn’t that bad if it happens once, but if it occurs more than three times, the University may suspend your on-campus housing privileges. Generally, CSOs are not bad people and are just doing their jobs. Students emphasize that it is important to form a relationship with security officers because you will get in less trouble if the people in charge like you.

Campus strictness depends on what college students are in and which CSOs happen to be patrolling that night. Not many students say the punishments are too harsh. The CSOs do make it difficult to have a big party in your room or pull any really huge stunts, though. If you have more than 12 people in your room, the CSO will make his presence known quickly. However, if you are just having a few beers in your room, they won’t give you any trouble. Besides the dorms, there are other places on campus that are good hangouts. Students frequently wander out to Porter Meadow and have bonfires out in the backwoods. Sometimes, students even bring kegs out there, but they run the risk of being caught by local cops. Again, the bigger the party, the more likely it will get broken up.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Disrupting quiet hours
  • Drinking
  • Smoking pot
  • Violating parking rules
Visitation Policies
Friends and family are allowed to stay and visit all days of the year. Guests are restricted to three consecutive days and up to 15 days during one academic year.

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 145 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 151 responses

  • 1% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
  • 6% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 64% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 29% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.


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