Campus Strictness

Location
Kalamazoo, MI
Undergrads
16,303
Tuition (in-state)
$23,262 ($9,982)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: They strict when it's needed

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: what you would expect from most colleges

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The university is pretty invested in student safety, so many aspects of enforcement are pretty strict.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Campus strictness is very average at Western Michigan University. They do not tolerate underage drinking or drugs and will certainly kick you out if you are doing so.

4 College Senior

Campus Strictness: The parking situation is not the best and the cost of parking tickets is quickly increasing. Just be aware of the rules and time of day.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 918th
    Best Campus Police
  • 1249th
    Strictest Honor Code
  • 1374th
    Most Lenient Parking

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Eric DiManno
Hometown
Sterling Heights
Major
Creative Writing
Grad Year
2012
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At Western, in the residence halls, illicit drug use and underage drinking are taken very seriously, as there are active police officers on campus that are required to be notified when illegal activity takes place.

Expect an MIP (minor in possession) or probation if caught with either an alcohol or drug offense. In terms of parking enforcement, it is very strict. If you are parked in a location that does not match your parking sticker or if you do not have a parking sticker, you will be ticketed. After a number of unpaid tickets or parking in a prohibited location, expect your car to be towed. Follow the rules, and you will be fine.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Underage drinking
  • Using drugs
Visitation Policies
Students are more than welcome to have guests on campus. Simply check in at the desk near the front of your dorm; all you need is an ID from your guest. The only stipulation is that your guest must be of the same sex and cannot stay more than two nights.

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 119 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 138 responses

  • 1% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
  • 8% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 56% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 36% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
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