Campus Strictness

Richmond, VA
Tuition (in-state)
$23,913 ($9,886)
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4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: There is a lot of freedom allowed, but it is pretty strict if you are in a dorm.

3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: Campus is not that strict. For the most part, everyone keeps to themselves and teachers put the responsibility of attendance onto the students. Underage drinking is common off campus. Visitation if fairly strict; visitors, limited to two per student, need to bring a valid ID.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Sometime the school is a little too strict. It gets annoying.

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.


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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
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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 169 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 193 responses

  • 1% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
  • 6% 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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