Health & Safety

Location
Washington, DC
Undergrads
6,970
Tuition
$39,499
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The AU is very safe.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I always feel safe on campus. Always.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: Don't go to the student health service. It's a waste of your time and money. You are practically paying for a pass to let you out of class.

I feel incredibly safe on my campus and believe many students do as well.

5 College Student

Health & Safety: as i said befor the campus at american is all collectively very progressive, and as such as a victim you are far less likely to be blamed for any assault. there is also panic buttons 20 seconds from any pint on campus to prevent such incidents

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: It is really safe. I feel comfortable walking from dorm to dorm. The health center is quite pricy and doesn't actually do much

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 13th
    Safest Campuses
  • 290th
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 1273rd
    Best Student Health Center

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jesse MacDonald
Hometown
Brooklyn
Major
Law & Society
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AU's location in the affluent D.C. suburb of Tenleytown means that there's a lower risk for crime at AU. The campus police are visible and effective, providing students with a strong sense of comfort and security. There are blue-light phones available throughout campus in case of emergencies, and security responds quickly and effectively to incidents. 

In fact, the AU campus police may appear stricter and more vigilant than other schools' police only because of the lack of serious incidents for them to attend to. For the most part, the most serious crimes reported on campus are alcohol violations in the dorms. In addition, being literally around the block from the Department of Homeland Security and the Japanese and Swedish embassies means the cops are not only looking out for students, but for the country, as well.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 2
  • Arson: 2
  • Burglary: 43
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 1
Security Office
Public Safety
Public Safety Building
(202) 885-3636 (emergency); (202) 885-2527 (non-emergency)
www.american.edu/finance/publicsafety
Safety Services
  • Background check
  • Blue-light phones
  • Crime alerts
  • Daily crime log
  • Educational programs
  • Escorts
  • Police report management
  • Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) classes
  • Safe ride to campus
  • Video surveillance
Health Center
Student Health Center
McCable Hall, first floor
(202) 885-3380
www.american.edu/ocl/healthcenter
Monday-Tuesday 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Wednesday 9:45 a.m.-6 p.m., Thursday-Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Health Services
  • Counseling
  • Health education programs
  • Immunizations
  • Primary care medical services
  • Referrals
Day Care Services?
Yes
Did You Know?
  • AU offers its own health insurance to students.
  • Sibley Hospital is always available to students in an emergency. They are staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and the ER can be reached at (202) 537-4080.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 85 responses

  • 25% None
  • 21% Theft/robberies
  • 12% Criminal activity near campus
  • 11% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 7% Walking alone
  • 5% Dorm safety
  • 5% Excessive drinking
  • 3% Drugs
  • 3% Non-students on campus
  • 3% Unlit pathways
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 1% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 1% Gang violence
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 0% Violence among students

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 84 responses

  • 6% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 6% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 18% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 10% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 31% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 30% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 84 responses

  • 4% We have campus police?
  • 10% Not very visible.
  • 10% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 54% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 24% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 85 responses

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 2% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 33% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 65% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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