Health & Safety

Glenside, PA
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5 College Senior

Health & Safety: I have never felt endangered in any way

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: They really do care about the safety of the students and will escort student back to dorm if one feels unsafe.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus Security is always around.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Public Safety walks around so it's nice to know they're always there. I always feel safe walking around campus and even back to my apartment late at night.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Our health services are great. Plenty of therapy groups and low cost bc available at all times. Campus security is decent with swipe card access to all dorms.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 197th
    Safest Campuses
  • 205th
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 1301st
    Best Student Health Center

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Stacey Wisniewski
Schwenksville, Pa.
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Security is good at Arcadia. Students are required to swipe identification cards to enter every building. There are cameras all over campus, and Public Safety is a visible presence every day. They are very helpful when students accidentally lock themselves out of a building or room, although too many lockouts results in a fine. Overall, Arcadia is a very safe campus. There have been instances of theft and alcohol incidents, but they are taken care of quickly and efficiently.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 1
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 2
  • Sex Offenses: 1
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
Public Safety
Dilworth Hall, ground floor
(215) 572-2800
Safety Services
  • 24-hour security
  • Identification cards
  • Security cameras
Health Center
Student Health Services
Heinz Hall, ground floor
(215) 572-2966 or ext. 2966
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy injections
  • Evaluation and treatment of acute illnesses and injuries
  • Physical exams and immunizations
  • Referrals
  • Sexual health information and/or counseling
  • Some travel medicines
  • Women's health care
  • Work or driver's license physicals
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 36 responses

  • 31% None
  • 16% Criminal activity near campus
  • 14% Theft/robberies
  • 10% Walking alone
  • 7% Non-students on campus
  • 5% Excessive drinking
  • 3% Dorm safety
  • 3% Drugs
  • 3% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 3% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 2% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 0% Gang violence
  • 0% Unlit pathways
  • 0% Violence among students

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 36 responses

  • 6% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 25% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 14% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 39% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 17% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 36 responses

  • 6% We have campus police?
  • 3% Not very visible.
  • 8% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 72% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 11% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 36 responses

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 3% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 42% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 56% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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