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4 College Junior

Drug Safety: The school recently put in place a medical amnesty policy so that if someone needs help from drug use, they won't get in trouble, but recently a girl died from heroine overdose. I've seen a lot happening, but haven't been pressured to participate.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: It's not that bad. Some of the drunks might amuse or annoy you though.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Most people I know drink unless they are religious. I do not drink and typically do not feel at all left out by it.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Not much of a strong presence if you don't want there to be

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: It's pretty much easy to do what you want. If you want to drink, you can. If you don't, you may run into some pressure, especially in Greek Life, but in general people won't care all that much. And, as with any place, it depends on who you hang out with!

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 103rd
    Most Social Drinkers
  • 877th
    Least Peer-Pressured Students
  • 1135th
    Most Drug-Free Campuses
  • 1182nd
    Least Underage Drinkers
  • 1228th
    Best Schools for Non-Drinkers

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Dave Levy
Randolph, NJ
History and International Relations
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Drug use flies under the radar at UR, for the most part. People will smoke, and some do often, but students aren't constantly bombarded with its presence. You might have a neighbor who is into some extracurricular illegal activities, but for students that are not at all in the drug scene, it can be easily avoided. Marijuana is the drug of choice for UR, similar to most colleges. There is harder drug use, but this is even less prevalent.

Occasionally, drug use will become apparent; for example, when people smoke openly on 4/20 on the main quad, but that is the most obvious example of drug use on campus and not the norm. Security does enforce the policies, and if students are caught, it is dealt with accordingly. Certain people have reputations in terms of drug use, but people go about their business and generally are left to do their own thing. Each person recognizes that the other is old enough to make their own decisions about their choice of lifestyle, and as a result, people hang out with those similar to them, and it's no big deal.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
University Counseling Center
(585) 275-2361
Mental health, single/group therapy, substance abuse counseling

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 56 responses

  • 39% Alcohol
  • 32% Marijuana
  • 14% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 4% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 4% None
  • 3% Ecstasy
  • 2% Heroin
  • 2% Cocaine
  • 0% Methamphetamine
  • 0% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 0% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 0% Steroids

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 58 responses

  • 0% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 10% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 53% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 31% 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 58 responses

  • 22% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 55% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 16% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 5% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 2% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 56 responses

  • 16% Practically unlimited.
  • 57% Somewhat abundant.
  • 20% Somewhat limited.
  • 7% Very limited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 58 responses

  • 2% If you don't partake, you're left out.
  • 10% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 48% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 40% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
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