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3 College Sophomore

Administration: There are many policies. It is a fact of life.

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3 College Freshman

Administration: They are Army officers. It's pretty self-explanatory.

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3 College Freshman

Administration: Exactly what you expect from a military school

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5 College Sophomore

Administration: Drug tests are monthly, no civilians are allowed in cadet area, you cannot leave post hardly ever unless you are a senior, and you better drive the speed limit on post or you'll get pulled over.

5 College Freshman

Administration: As a cadet you are on lockdown for four years.


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Cadets agree that the West Point is probably the strictest campus in the world. There are numerous rules and regulations designed to promote uniformity and discipline. It is everyone's responsibility to ensure that cadets adhere to standards. Your fellow cadets will not find it funny if you continually fall out of line, let alone what your administrators will think. If one cadet falls out, then others will, too, and this makes for an uncomfortable situation with the hierarchy. The entire campus is geared toward order. Anyone who is not entirely complacent makes himself an immediate nuisance.

According to most cadets, as long as you always work hard and listen to authority, you will be all right. There are numerous checks and balances in place that make it difficult for someone to get away with not following the rules. For example, if you are either late to class or fail to keep your room up to standard, you will more than likely be disciplined. The level of strictness is extreme at West Point. By signing on to be a cadet, you basically kiss your right to privacy goodbye. There are routine inspections and drug tests, and a failure to play by the Academy's rules will not be tolerated.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Being late to class
  • Being out of uniform
  • Coming in after Taps
  • Having a messy room
  • Sitting on the same piece of furniture as a member of the opposite sex

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 25 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 24 responses

  • 21% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
  • 71% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 4% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 4% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
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