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4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Public safety officers have never given me a problem and are generally approachable and there to help.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: They can be fairly strict

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: I have not heard of people getting in trouble except when doing things they knew were risky in the first place.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Public safety is extremely strict at Villanova. The scary thing is they might be given guns.

The local police (Radnor Police) also have bizarre rules. The residents are not fond of the college students.

The student body has to be very careful as to not get in trouble.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Campus strictness has increased drastically in response to several negative events involving drinking and Greek Life.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 609th
    Most Lenient Parking
  • 1273rd
    Best Campus Police
  • 1274th
    Strictest Honor Code

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Margaret Rigas
Lancaster, PA
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While parking illegally, having candles in your dorm room, and playing hall sports are things that RAs and the campus police are strict about, the thing that can get you in the most trouble is drugs and alcohol. Villanova once carried the title of a party school, but the administration has taken steps over the years to make it more and more difficult for students to drink. If you are smart about it and you aren’t noisy, you and your friends can have a fun night without running the risk of getting in trouble. However, if you get even remotely noisy, there is a good chance you’re going to get caught. Any alcohol-related offense runs up a fine and a course in alcohol education, so it’s better to avoid them completely.

The University carries strict penalties, but if you are smart and responsible, this won’t happen often enough to worry about them. Remember to be careful about what you become involved with and think carefully about whether or not your actions are worth the consequences that will most likely follow. Most of the students on campus are smart and responsible enough to know the limits, so for that reason, nothing ever really gets out of control.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Drinking
  • Parking illegally
  • Speeding

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 74 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 74 responses

  • 19% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
  • 58% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 20% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 3% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
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