Health & Safety

Provo, UT
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4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: BYU keeps a clean environment, especially with their food and grounds keeping.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Student Health Center on campus is kind of far, but they are so nice and respectful

5 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: One of the safest campuses. You can call a friend or your home teacher to walk you home if you need it.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Only the series of gropings has me concerned.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Honestly, I feel pretty safe on campus


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 2nd
    Safest Campuses
  • 428th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 443rd
    Most Visible Campus Police

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Caitlin Bronson
Graham, Wash.
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While no campus is perfectly safe, BYU is pretty close. Without the problems brought on by alcohol and drugs,
crime stats stay remarkably low. Granted, a laptop computer left unattended in a hallway may not be there when you get back, but with a little common sense, you can easily go through your BYU career without any major problems (security-wise, at least).

Few campuses in America can boast the safety that BYU does. The Safewalk program is well designed and set up to make sure that students get home from campus safely late at night. BYU also regularly runs awareness programs on everything from water usage to driving safety. The dorms on campus automatically lock at 11 p.m., after which only residents can enter. Fellow students are friendly and look out for one another. It's the BYU way.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 3
  • Arson: 1
  • Burglary: 22
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 1
  • Sex Offenses: 6
  • Vehicle Theft: 7
Security Office
(801) 422-2222
Safety Services
  • 37 blue-light emergency phones
  • Arrive Alive Campaign
  • Child fingerprinting
  • Emergency building coordinators
  • HEPE classes
  • Neighborhood Watch
  • Operation Eyes
  • Safewalk
Health Center
BYU Health Center
1750 North Wymount Terrace Drive
(801) 422-2771
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Urgent Care also Saturday 8 a.m.-12 a.m.
Health Services
  • General medicine
  • Medical lab
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical therapy
  • Student Insurance
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
BYU boasts one of the safest campuses in the nation. For crime stats, check out, and click on "Campus Security Reports - Provo."

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 212 responses

  • 31% None
  • 17% Walking alone
  • 11% Theft/robberies
  • 9% Unlit pathways
  • 7% Non-students on campus
  • 6% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 5% Criminal activity near campus
  • 4% Dorm safety
  • 3% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 3% Lack of safety escort services
  • 3% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 1% Drugs
  • 1% Violence among students
  • 1% Gang violence
  • 0% Excessive drinking

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 211 responses

  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 10% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 22% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 18% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 49% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 212 responses

  • 1% We have campus police?
  • 8% Not very visible.
  • 14% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 61% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 16% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 212 responses

  • 1% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 3% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 23% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 74% Extremely safe and secure on campus.


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