Campus Strictness

Location
Lawrence, KS
Undergrads
17,130
Tuition (in-state)
$23,748 ($9,678)
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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College Freshman

Campus Strictness: I live in a fraternity house and have not run into any problems so far with school policies.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Strict about parking - get a pass ASAP!

5 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: KU has a laid back feel to it. The atmosphere is academically rigorous but laid back enough that you feel comfortable approaching all professors and staff with any issue at all. Staff is extremely supportive with any issue brought to their attention, academic or otherwise.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: I would say the the strictness on campus would be average.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: I don't think campus is super strict. there are probably some things they could be more strict on like alcohol and noise, but other than that I think the campus is good as is.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 450th
    Best Campus Police
  • 1309th
    Most Lenient Parking
  • 1353rd
    Strictest Honor Code

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Amanda Thompson
Hometown
Overland Park, KS
Major
Journalism/Environmental Studies
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Students involved in underage drinking have a pretty high chance of receiving a minor in possession (MIP) ticket. DUI and MIP tickets have expensive fines that affect more than just a student’s wallet. Fake IDs are prevalent among KU students, which, if caught with one, can carry charges. If you’re caught drinking underage, you’ll get an MIP ticket, but if you’re also caught with a fake ID, you’ll get a bigger ticket. On a positive note, if you’re 21 or older, campus strictness is hardly a problem at all. As long as you’re not driving or out of control, no one will bother you if you’re of-age. On occasion, police set up drinking checkpoints on the streets to check for drunk drivers, and the police and the ABC (Alcoholic Beverage Control) also randomly go inside bars to look for underage drinking. When the police break up a house party, usually they simply tell everybody to head home and do not administer breathalyzers. In comparison to other rowdy campuses, KU police are somewhat reasonable. They seem to understand that “college is college” and just want the students to be safe and responsible when drinking.

In terms of offenses other than drinking, KU police are fairly understanding, but they will bust you if you get out of control. Sometimes, students will do things like pull the fire alarm or steal stuff, just for kicks. Campus police really don’t like to deal with stuff like that, and can be pretty strict about it if they figure out who is to blame. Basically, they are only strict about things that annoy other people or are potentially dangerous.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Drinking in public
  • Driving while under the influence
  • Fighting
  • Pulling the fire alarm in residence halls
  • Underage drinking
  • Violating residence hall policies

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 110 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 115 responses

  • 0% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
  • 3% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 54% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 43% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
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