Drug Safety

Morgantown, WV
Tuition (in-state)
$19,632 ($6,456)
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3 College Junior

Drug Safety: The campus police monitor the downtown campus to prevent as much drug use as possible.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I do not see the drugs but then again I do not go to big crazy parties

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: There is a lot of drinking (and underage as well) but university police is in full force of a night. They are there to make sure no one is roofied or simply are sober enough to make it home safely.

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5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: At WVU, the students, and future leaders of our tomorrow, can really throw it down.

3 College Student

Drug Safety: Not sure about this because I do not take part in an activity if drugs are involved.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 11th
    Most Social Drinkers
  • 1154th
    Least Peer-Pressured Students
  • 1317th
    Most Drug-Free Campuses
  • 1324th
    Best Schools for Non-Drinkers
  • 1328th
    Least Underage Drinkers

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Jessica Murphy
Parkersburg, WV
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The drug scene at WVU seems to be almost nonexistent to the public eye. It can’t be said that students aren’t using drugs, but if they are, it is not made public knowledge. The substance most abused on campus is alcohol, which is easy to access. Students take advantage of it, sometimes taking it too far. There is alcohol at almost every party and of course in the bars. Tobacco is seen in abundance, too, whether it is because of peer pressure or personal choice.

Campus police say that the most common drug is marijuana, allegedly the cheapest and easiest to use. The students using marijuana seem to be doing it in the privacy of their own home because it is not seen very often around campus. The same can be said for harder drugs, which are not seen at all in public. There is always a chance for peer pressure, but there is enough of a non-using student body that students can feel comfortable saying no. The majority of students do not seem to be abusing drugs, so students should not feel embarrassed for saying no to peer pressure. Overall, the drug scene is not very prevalent at WVU, even with some minor alcohol abuse.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Ecstasy
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
Student Assistance Program
Student Health Services
Counseling programs for drugs, alcohol, and other problems a student may have trouble with

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 66 responses

  • 35% Alcohol
  • 29% Marijuana
  • 18% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 5% Cocaine
  • 3% Ecstasy
  • 3% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 3% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 2% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 1% Methamphetamine
  • 1% Heroin
  • 1% Steroids
  • 1% None

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 65 responses

  • 54% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 35% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 11% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 0% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 0% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 65 responses

  • 5% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 37% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 42% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 15% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 2% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 64 responses

  • 41% Practically unlimited.
  • 47% Somewhat abundant.
  • 11% Somewhat limited.
  • 2% Very limited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 64 responses

  • 0% If you don't partake, you're left out.
  • 19% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 52% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 30% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
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