Campus Strictness

Location
Richmond, VA
Undergrads
20,010
Tuition (in-state)
$23,913 ($9,886)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: The are pretty strict about things on campus

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Strictness: Strict in the areas one would expect a school to be strict in.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: I think that the campus strictness is just right. I understand the whole signing in/out a guest if you live in the dorms because VCU is in the middle of city and it can get pretty dangerous if we were allowed to let just anybody in from the streets.

5 College Junior

Campus Strictness: I've never had a problem with school policies.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: It is where most others schools are. Obviously there are some things they just won't be tolerated and VCU does an exceptional job at enforcing it.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 376th
    Strictest Honor Code
  • 582nd
    Best Campus Police
  • 947th
    Most Lenient Parking

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Carrie Lefler
Major
Communications
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VCU Campus Police are constantly patrolling campus throughout the day, which means if you don't do anything wrong, they won't even notice you. Most police officers on campus are dealing with students who are speeding in their cars. They tend to ignore students jaywalking and bicyclists riding down the wrong side of the street. Their main goal is to be seen on campus and to ensure the safety of their students. 

Every now and then, police are called to go to out-of-control parties around campus. Usually they just tell underage drinkers to throw out their drinks and go home. Tickets aren't usually written, and all is forgiven as long as there is no sign of recklessness. That's not to say that, if police are constantly being called, a more severe action won't be taken against you. VCU police are also active in helping students report cases of theft or acts of vandalism. Their presence on campus makes it clear that they are here to help keep order on and around campus and to make the campus a safer place for students. 

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Being publicly intoxicated
  • Drinking underage
  • Parking illegally
  • Vandalizing property
Visitation Policies
Guests are expected to register at the security desk during visits. They must have a valid ID to register. Guests who stay overnight can't stay longer than three consecutive nights.

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 166 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 190 responses

  • 1% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
  • 5% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 50% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 44% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.

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