Drug Safety

Fredericksburg, VA
Tuition (in-state)
$21,620 ($9,306)
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4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: The staff at Davis and Elkins do not provide drugs or alcohol to anyone under 21.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: We have a few incidents

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Be smart, don't be loud, don't get the cops called on you

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: if you want drugs you can find them but most is done off campus but you can smell it on students coming into class sometimes which is not fun.if found out students face a hearing and are punished for there wrong doings.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: I drink and smoke here and there, but it's fine to me.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 552nd
    Most Social Drinkers
  • 692nd
    Least Underage Drinkers
  • 782nd
    Best Schools for Non-Drinkers
  • 783rd
    Most Drug-Free Campuses
  • 922nd
    Least Peer-Pressured Students

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Sandy Nicole
Grad Year
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Mary Washington prides itself in being a drug-free zone, and its strict policies enforce that. The school takes drugs very seriously, and there are serious consequences from campus police if you are caught smoking a puff or are even suspected of being high. Although the school just removed its one-strike policy in the fall of 2011, students know it's still very risky to smoke on campus. Anyone who is looking to smoke weed tends to do it in more private settings to avoid any trouble. Heavier drugs, such as cocaine and ecstasy, aren’t entirely unheard of, but they are on the "down-low" and aren’t as popular on campus.

In short, the most serious it gets when it comes to drugs at the University is popping an unprescribed Adderall pill to study for an exam or smoking weed. Drinking is more tolerated, even in the dorms, and goes by unnoticed, unless the noise is very noticeable. There is little to no peer pressure to smoke or drink at the University. Drinking and drugs are more of an option at Mary Washington rather than a mandatory way to fit in, and no one tends to look down on you if you choose not to engage in these things.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Adderall
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
Counseling and Psychological Services Center (CAPS)
Lee Hall, Room 106
(540) 654-1053
Individual counseling and crisis intervention are available.

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 34 responses

  • 36% Alcohol
  • 33% Marijuana
  • 8% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 6% Cocaine
  • 4% Ecstasy
  • 3% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 3% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 3% None
  • 1% Heroin
  • 1% Methamphetamine
  • 1% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 0% Steroids

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 33 responses

  • 3% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 27% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 39% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 15% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 15% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 34 responses

  • 0% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 15% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 29% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 44% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 12% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 33 responses

  • 9% Practically unlimited.
  • 33% Somewhat abundant.
  • 39% Somewhat limited.
  • 18% Very limited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 33 responses

  • 6% If you don't partake, you're left out.
  • 9% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 48% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 36% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
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