Campus Strictness

Location
Nashville, TN
Undergrads
6,731
Tuition
$42,118
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Sometimes it can seem a little much, but being in Nashville forces the school to enact additional safety precautions.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: The Vanderbilt Police are a joke and RAs are usually pretty easygoing. I've seen RAs partying with their hall mates even though they were underage.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Very lax environment; the school overall is not strict, and trusts the students.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Vanderbilt is not that strict, they offer a lot of freedoms in regards to normal living situations. I live in a co-ed house this year which I really enjoy, and there aren't really any strict rules about visitation or like curfew or anything. They are strict about the honor code, but it's not like they're out to get you.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: There are rules but aren't strictly enforced. Basically don't be a complete dumbass and you'll be fine.

7 people found this useful Report
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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 485th
    Strictest Honor Code
  • 546th
    Best Campus Police
  • 798th
    Most Lenient Parking

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Christopher McDonald
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Vandy’s stance on strictness can be summed up by one freshman RA, who, when asked about his enforcement policies simply said, “be reasonable.” The University does a tremendous job of allowing students to alleviate their stress or repression in an environment where Vandy students can have a good time. Still, they can easily get help if they need it. For the most part, Vandy Police, in particular the VUPD Officers assigned to Greek Row, exist as a form of formal crowd control and will not step in unless things get really out of control.

Campus strictness will be on the rise, as Vanderbilt has made it very clear that it intends to crack down. Certainly, the days of standing on a frat house balcony and raising your glass to passing VUPD has passed, but it is not clear to what extent things will change.

 

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Parking tickets
  • Public intoxication
  • Underage drinking
  • Vandalism

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 49 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 46 responses

  • 2% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
  • 0% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 48% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 50% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
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