Drug Safety

Location
Philadelphia, PA
Undergrads
10,324
Tuition
$43,738
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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4 College Junior

Drug Safety: Alcohol is pretty prevalent on campus, from my perspective. Most people I know drink. However, I feel there's very little pressure to, if that's not your thing, and many campus activities don't revolve around alcohol. I think the university's general attitude is "Please don't do anything stupid," and policies and enforcement are usually in line with that. They've been stepping up vigilance surrounding Fling, however, which put a bit of a damper on festivities this year. But a very small bit - Fling was still Fling, by all accounts.

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College Junior

Drug Safety: I am not entirely sure about the drug scene at UPenn.

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: I don't see too many druggies on campus.

2 College Student

Drug Safety: While alcohol and drugs are abundant, the open dialogue on campus & medical amnesty in the state of Pennsylvania is incredibly beneficial for students' health.

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: If you want to find drugs, you'll see them. If you don't want to find drugs, you won't see them. Drugs are a presence but bot enough to be concerned about them.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 116th
    Most Social Drinkers
  • 935th
    Most Drug-Free Campuses
  • 955th
    Least Peer-Pressured Students
  • 1220th
    Best Schools for Non-Drinkers
  • 1295th
    Least Underage Drinkers

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Perry Petra-Wong
Hometown
Pasadena, Calif.
Major
Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
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Not surprisingly, alcohol and marijuana are common and easily obtained at Penn. However, students feel that the drug scene is easy to avoid if you simply do not make an effort to become involved in it. Since very few people have cars on campus, designated drivers are not necessary, which may decrease the number of sober people at parties. There are, of course, other drugs of choice among smaller groups of students. Cocaine, ecstasy, and opium are among those that can be found on campus in some instances, but it seems that most students make it through their Penn career without coming in contact with any of these.

It is easy to set your own standard of drug use while you are here. If you do not drink or do drugs at all, you will not necessarily feel deterred from going to parties, joining a fraternity, or finding people to hang out with. On the other hand, if drugs are a part of your every day life, you can find people to smoke with all the time. Besides alcohol, marijuana is the most common drug, and there is a relatively large amount of people who smoke at least occasionally. If you are into harder drugs, you can still find them, but you'll have to search a little bit harder than you would have to for beer and pot. Some say that if you join the rumored "drug frat," you should be all set.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
31
Alcohol-Related Arrests
0
Drug-Related Referrals
8
Drug-Related Arrests
3
Most Popular Drugs
  • Adderall
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
Counseling and Psychological Services
(215) 898-7021
Free, confidential, and professional screening and intervention
Drug Counseling Programs
Drug and Alcohol Resource Team
(215) 573-3525
Workshops and other educational activities

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 29 responses

  • 42% Alcohol
  • 31% Marijuana
  • 17% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 5% Cocaine
  • 3% None
  • 2% Ecstasy
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine
  • 0% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 0% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 0% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 0% Steroids

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 30 responses

  • 0% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 20% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 33% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 33% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 13% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 29 responses

  • 21% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 62% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 10% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 7% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 0% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 30 responses

  • 50% Practically unlimited.
  • 30% Somewhat abundant.
  • 17% Somewhat limited.
  • 3% Very limited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 27 responses

  • 0% If you don't partake, you're left out.
  • 22% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 33% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 44% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
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