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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Many people at NYU smoke weed and drink. The party scene isn't on campus or in the dorms; people go out to clubs or bars elsewhere, so it's not very visible.

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2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Living in NYC offers students a lot of freedom. Many NYU students take advantage of it.

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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There's a lot of bars in NYC. There's a lot of students who want to drink. Do the math.

However, it is completely possible to have a good experience at NYU without drinking or without a fake ID. I would say the majority of students don't go out all time.

There are drugs if you want them.

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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: People will smoke weed on the street because no one really cares about it. Everyone who drinks has a fake ID so they can go out. People underage drink in the dorms, but if you make a lot of noise and make it obvious you're having a party, it will get broken up by RAs. There really isn't any peer pressure to drink/use drugs because the school is very diverse in its party scene. There are plenty of students that never drink/use drugs/go out, some that quietly do so with a few friends, and some that are going out to bars every weekend. It's a pretty even distribution.

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2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Personally, I've been documented for drinking in the dorms. You need to be careful and mindful of the amount of noise because a simple noise complaint can turn into documentation and the dumping of $50 worth of vodka down the drain. I think they're a little too strict. I was once in a room and someone was talking about how they chased shots with Red Bull and the RAs on duty heard her through the wall and knocked on the door for "suspicious language."

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Drug safety is very simple on NYU's campus: you either join them or you don't. It is very easy to avoid drugs at NYU, as drug use is not something that is highly publicized or promoted on campus. Therefore, it is up to you whether to get involved in drug use. There is a strict drug and alcohol policy in NYU dorms, and violating this policy often results in severe consequences.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Cocaine
  • Marijuana
  • Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin, etc.)
Drug Counseling Programs
Counseling Services
726 Broadway, Suite 471
New York City
(212) 998-4780
Individual and group therapy, walk-in services, referrals, campus workshops
Drug Counseling Programs
Health Promotion & Wellness Services
726 Broadway, Third Floor
New York City
(212) 443-1234
Wellness workshops and seminars, outreach events, publications about overcoming addiction

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 207 responses

  • 32% Alcohol
  • 28% Marijuana
  • 18% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 6% Cocaine
  • 4% Ecstasy
  • 3% None
  • 3% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 3% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 3% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine
  • 0% Steroids

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 208 responses

  • 6% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.
  • 21% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 40% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 30% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 3% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 208 responses

  • 6% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.
  • 8% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 17% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 49% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 20% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 209 responses

  • 11% Very limited.
  • 17% Somewhat limited.
  • 47% Somewhat abundant.
  • 25% Practically unlimited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 207 responses

  • 35% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
  • 54% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 10% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 1% If you don't partake, you're left out.
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