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4 College Junior

Drug Safety: People drink underage. People smoke weed. That's just how it is. At NYU though, nobody will pressure you into anything you don't want to do. Your friends won't treat you differently if you decide to stay sober at a party, and will most likely be respectful and polite of your decision not to drink or use drugs. Smart people go to this school, and a lot of times they like to cut loose on the weekends, but everybody goes at their own pace and nobody judges you no matter how much or little you do. Policy enforcement is pretty reasonable. If you stumble drunk into your dorm hall you won't be bothered as long as you can walk on your own, and unless you're being incredibly loud or your room smells like weed, the RA's will leave you alone.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: The drug scene at school is actually not noticeable at all. Not many people take part.

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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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 209 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 210 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 210 responses

  • 6% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.
  • 9% 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 211 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 209 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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