Campus Strictness

Location
Rochester, NY
Undergrads
5,512
Tuition
$42,890
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: People have an easy time doing what they want to do. Rules are mostly up to RAs to uphold.

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4 College Senior

Campus Strictness: I have never had a problem, just don't cause trouble for anyone and they won't cause any trouble for you.

College Junior

Campus Strictness: I think our campus take academics very seriously therefore the strictness is appropriate. However, I think the parking strictness is a little out of hand.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Strictness: Good enough until you do something very bad.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Security is there when you need them, and stay out of sight beyond that.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 1232nd
    Most Lenient Parking
  • 1275th
    Strictest Honor Code
  • 1325th
    Best Campus Police

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Dave Levy
Hometown
Randolph, NJ
Major
History and International Relations
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As long as no one sees, you're set. UR is not the biggest watchdog; they allow students to act on their own and do not impose overly strict regulations for housing, visiting, and the like. There is not a maze of bureaucracy to deal with in administration, and if you do something wrong, it goes through a direct process of discipline. Students are left to their own devices, for the most part, except for fraternities. When it comes to cracking down on drinking at frat houses, there is an inordinate amount of attention given. Beyond the frat houses, you're out from under security's eye.

Little resentment exists between the student body and the authorities. Some fraternities are angry over their maltreatment, but most students do not have a problem or feel that their rights are been impinged upon. They are now even phasing in a non-smoking policy campus-wide for all the dorms, and students have not had an adverse reaction. If a reasonable rule is set in place, no one finds reason to rebel against or disregard it. Overall, people are mostly well behaved, and the school leaves well enough alone.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Alcohol in the dorms
  • Being drunk or smoking pot
  • Illegal appliances or candles/incense in the room
  • Mass e-mailing
  • Parking illegally
  • Plagiarism
  • Running a stop sign
  • Smoking less than 30 feet from building
  • Smoking marijuana in the dorms
  • Traying behind Sue B. dorm
  • Underage drinking

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 59 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 69 responses

  • 0% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
  • 12% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 70% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 19% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
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