Campus Strictness

Coral Gables, FL
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4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: The dorms are strict but you can get away with not going to classes and doing anything else on campus.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Strictness: It is a great place to be young, and they give you a good amount of freedom.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: The school isn't unreasonably strict about anything.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: very strict for many things but also vey lenient for others. the school is extremely strict on the honor code - violating this can and will get you expelled or suspended on the spot.

3 College Student

Campus Strictness: Sometimes I wish they were more strict, but what can you do?


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 412nd
    Best Campus Police
  • 640th
    Strictest Honor Code
  • 1106th
    Most Lenient Parking

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Sana Khan
Lauderhill, FL
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Students are quick to point out the presence of police officers on campus, especially late at night. This is a good thing as far as safety goes, but makes getting away with things a lot harder. Every floor of the residence halls has RAs who are trained to look out for drinking and other illicit activities. Some RAs are strict and will report you over anything, while others actually allow drinking as long as it doesn't get out of control. Either way, the RAs are usually pretty cool and are just trying to keep everyone safe. The campus police are strict, but they can't cover every corner of campus, so kids still get away with plenty of underage drinking, the most common infraction on campus. Students have to check in to the dorms whenever they return after 10 p.m., so if you come back totally drunk and unable to walk, you'll probably get written up for public intoxication. Normally the police won't be involved, but you'll have to meet with a counselor, and your parents will find out.

One of the more annoying areas of strictness is with the parking lot police. These guys ride around on golf carts and write tickets for anyone double parked or parked in the wrong lot, or even people who park over the white lines on the ground, even if the guy next to you was the cause of it. Some parking citations are absolutely ridiculous, but they're easy to appeal as long as you don't get too many. The most common reason for getting in trouble on campus is definitely underage drinking in the dorms. If you get noise complaints and run around the halls, even the most lenient RAs are bound to get fed up and turn you in.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Being publicly intoxicated
  • Burning candles or incense in dorm rooms
  • Downloading music on the school network
  • Drinking underage
  • Making too much noise in the dorms
  • Not leaving the room during fire alarms
  • Parking illegally or without a permit
  • Playing hallway sports
  • Setting off fire alarms
  • Smoking indoors
  • Stealing food from the dining halls

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 104 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 104 responses

  • 1% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
  • 4% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 49% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 46% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
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