Drug Safety

Location
Newark, DE
Undergrads
15,558
Tuition (in-state)
$25,940 ($9,670)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Senior

Drug Safety: From what I have seen and experienced, the drug situation on campus is not that bad. For the most part students will use marijuana or alcohol with the latter being much more visible. The campus has somewhat of a reputation for being a drinking and partying school but I feel it is kept in check not only by local law enforcement but by professors and faculty who advocate for making the right decisions. This is college after all, and experimenting will happen while we all transition into adulthood.

2 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Everyone drinks all the time

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2 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: A lot of students on campus do drugs. On holiday weekends main street becomes crowded with drunk college students, though they're usually pretty harmless.

3 College Student

Drug Safety: Its pretty easy to avoid taking drugs if you want to. It also is pretty easy to find a drug if you ask around a little bit. Marijuana is a lot more prevalent then any other sort of drug. You could probably find Adderall if you ask around your residence hall floor.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Campus security really cares about cracking down on students doing drugs and underage drinking so at times it can be hard to party.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 10th
    Most Social Drinkers
  • 1266th
    Most Drug-Free Campuses
  • 1280th
    Least Underage Drinkers
  • 1293rd
    Least Peer-Pressured Students
  • 1322nd
    Best Schools for Non-Drinkers

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Danielle Todd
Hometown
Newark, Del.
Major
English
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If you consider alcohol a drug, which by definition it is, then drugs are all over campus. Beyond drinking, however, the most popular drug is marijuana. Most students will at least end up trying marijuana by the time they leave UD if they haven't already. It is just around all the time. If you have no desire to be around marijuana, it isn't exceptionally hard to avoid it. You just hang out with those who are similarly minded.

Drugs that are more dangerous than marijuana are not so common. Ecstasy is the next most familiar, but it is rare to be offered ecstasy, or even to know someone is taking it. Most people will not offer you any of these hard drugs because they are expensive, and if they have an addiction, they don't want to share. While these drugs do show up from time to time, you should have no problems completely avoiding them should you so choose. You should have no worries about peer pressure; you definitely won't become a junky because someone else forces you!

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
729
Alcohol-Related Arrests
93
Drug-Related Referrals
74
Drug-Related Arrests
16
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
  • Prescription "study" drugs (Adderall, Ritalin, etc.)
Drug Counseling Programs
Center for Counseling & Student Development
261 Perkins Student Center
(302) 831-2141
Drug Counseling Programs
Psychiatric Services at CCSD
209 Laurel Hall, Student Health Center
(302) 831-8992
Psychiatric services by referral

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 106 responses

  • 41% Alcohol
  • 34% Marijuana
  • 19% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 1% Cocaine
  • 1% None
  • 1% Ecstasy
  • 1% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 1% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 0% Methamphetamine
  • 0% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 0% Steroids
  • 0% Heroin

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 106 responses

  • 43% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 43% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 8% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 6% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 0% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 106 responses

  • 3% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 16% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 44% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 34% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 3% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 105 responses

  • 24% Practically unlimited.
  • 54% Somewhat abundant.
  • 16% Somewhat limited.
  • 6% Very limited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 105 responses

  • 5% If you don't partake, you're left out.
  • 15% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 57% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 23% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
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