Campus Strictness

Location
Ann Arbor, MI
Undergrads
27,046
Tuition (in-state)
$40,392 ($12,994)
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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2 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Pretty much anything is allowed, no attention is paid to the law, and underage students drink and use drugs freely.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: It's a college town... Drinking is a given.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: The campus administration is strict enough that you feel very safe, however they are very lenient and give the students room to breathe and just be student. I like it!

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Taking classes in the summer noise violations and underage drinking were things that people kept a close eye on, but during the fall and winter terms, it seems as though the rules became more lenient.

3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: The security guards that roam the dorms are often way stricter than they need to be, giving out noise violations even when they are not necessary. They don't understand how that may affect student's later in their academic careers.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 641st
    Strictest Honor Code
  • 1144th
    Most Lenient Parking
  • 1199th
    Best Campus Police

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Linda Tell
Hometown
Syosset
Major
International Studies
Grad Year
2015
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Campus strictness really lies in Michigan's plagiarism policy. Michigan takes academic honesty extremely seriously. Every class scans reports, papers, and essays for plagiarism. If caught plagiarizing, students will be referred to the dean and run the risk of failing the class, and in some cases, being kicked out of the University. In terms of drinking, as long as you’re responsible, students agree that campus strictness shouldn’t be a problem. The University's Department of Public Safety (DPS) roams the dorm halls on weekends, occasionally citing students for possession of alcohol or other substances, but only if they are notably rowdy and disruptive. DPS is mainly there to ensure the safety of the students. The state of Michigan's medical amnesty policy helps create a safe atmosphere in the case of underage drinking, allowing students to call for medical attention without legal repercussions. Off-campus parties in frats are rarely broken up, and Ann Arbor officers are usually lenient. Students at Michigan can feel free to have a good time, knowing that if anything should happen, authorities value their safety above anything else.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Having liquor in your dorm room
  • Trying to get into a bar using a fake ID
Did You Know?
Now a virtually dead Michigan tradition, the "Naked Mile" happens on the night of the last day of classes each winter semester (in April). What used to amount to hundreds of naked runners and thousands of peeping spectators has now been quelled to a few courageous (and often jail-bound) daredevils. Either way, it used to be tolerated by the cops until the University administration cracked down (no pun intended) on it in the past few years. Check out www.nakedmile.com for more information and racy pictures!

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 169 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 188 responses

  • 1% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
  • 8% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 63% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 28% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
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