Campus Strictness

Las Vegas, NV
Tuition (in-state)
$20,615 ($6,705)
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4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: I believe school policies are fair and enforced as they should be. professors have a strict attendance policy but they are also understanding of certain situations.

4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: just from what I have experienced from parking enforcement. I believe its strict.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: I havent seen of heard of anyone getting into trouble but then I don't live in dorms.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: It's not super strict but they are concern about the students safety that they are available to walk students esp. if they are far from their destination. Also, there are help buttons all over campus.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: UNLV maintains a strict policy against the use of drugs and alcohol. They are especially rigid when it comes to enforcing underage drinking and making sure that it is not happening on campus. The dormitories are closely monitored to prevent drug trafficking. At UNLV we are expected to uphold and adhere to a strict code of personal and academic conduct.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 78th
    Best Campus Police
  • 991st
    Most Lenient Parking
  • 1055th
    Strictest Honor Code

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Meryl Manaog
Las Vegas, NV
Marketing/Film minor
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Thanks to relatively low crime rates, UNLV isn't in dire need of very strict law enforcement. Other than the flood of police at the beginning of the year as students are arriving to school for the first time, you generally don't encounter UNLV police. Obviously, if you commit a more serious offense, the story might be different. Police response rate is fairly quick at UNLV, and incidences of more serious crimes are usually investigated immediately and resolved quickly. Other than that, the enforcement levels are pretty lax. This, like all things in life, has an exception. Police are known to be there when you least expect it, such as when you're doing something you're not supposed to, so don't think you can do whatever you want on campus.

In 2004, a UNLV graduate was arrested for making a speech with his pants down. Though the graduate student claimed his free speech rights were violated, the problem the police had with him wasn't the speech itself but that he spoke with his pants around his ankles. Things like that don't escape UNLV police officers' attention. So, as long as speakers keep their clothes on and do not get violent, the campus strictness is lenient.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Drinking underage
  • Parking where you're not supposed to
  • Stealing a car
  • Stealing something from your roommate

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 140 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 166 responses

  • 1% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
  • 1% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 50% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 48% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
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