Drug Safety

Lincoln, NE
Tuition (in-state)
$19,848 ($7,563)
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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: A lot of students drink, but there isn't peer pressure to do so.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: If you go to a party or concert on campus you will undoubtably see people drinking or passing around a joint. This doesn't mean that everyone partakes in it though and people do occasionally get caught.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Honestly I don't hear to much about drugs on school. The big thing of course is the tailgates for Nebraska Football. I would say alcohol is the most visible one and one talked about most.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Mostly everyone drinks but its not as bad as some schools that i have seen

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: You will see kids smoking weed very rarely on campus because our security is very good and that is a good thing because the less drugs on campus the better.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 221st
    Most Social Drinkers
  • 848th
    Most Drug-Free Campuses
  • 914th
    Least Peer-Pressured Students
  • 1106th
    Best Schools for Non-Drinkers
  • 1239th
    Least Underage Drinkers

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Mandi Pflasterer
Grand Island, NE
Animal Science
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For students with an itch to stretch the limits of their minds and the law, it seems that weed is the drug of choice. Students say that the UNL campus is pretty tame when it comes to drugs, but there are ways to find what you seek. According to students, more serious drugs such as ecstasy and crystal meth aren’t very prominent at UNL because neither a student’s wallet nor grades can afford them.

There’s an important difference between the drug scene in college and the drug scene in high school. In college, people do drugs because they want to and not because everybody else is doing it. You may not believe it yet, but students in college, or at least at UNL, will respect you more if you’re your own person than if you follow the crowd. So, when it’s your turn to take a hit, pass it on if you want because people won’t judge you any differently than before.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
Husker Choices
This peer education group educates students about alcohol
Drug Counseling Programs
University Health Center
Classes, counseling, and psychological services to students

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 65 responses

  • 45% Alcohol
  • 34% Marijuana
  • 11% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 5% None
  • 1% Cocaine
  • 1% Methamphetamine
  • 1% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 1% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 1% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 1% Steroids
  • 0% Ecstasy
  • 0% Heroin

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 65 responses

  • 2% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 12% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 26% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 55% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 5% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 64 responses

  • 23% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 48% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 17% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 6% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 5% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 64 responses

  • 16% Practically unlimited.
  • 64% Somewhat abundant.
  • 17% Somewhat limited.
  • 3% Very limited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 64 responses

  • 2% If you don't partake, you're left out.
  • 17% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 41% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 41% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
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