Health & Safety

Sacramento, CA
Tuition (in-state)
$16,632 ($5,472)
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3 College Senior

Health & Safety: It can be pretty scary walking around the campus at night if you are not with a group of people. Most of the time it's safe but there are some weird people that walk around some time.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: It is very good. They make it very easy to be safe and protected.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: Campus police is usually around if you need them. I've always felt safe studying in the AIRC at all times.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The safety in campus is good. I can walk at night alone and feel safe around.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: we have on campus police services if needed and urgent care if anyone gets hurt


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 4th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 769th
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 1290th
    Safest Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Hilton Collins
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Most students feel safe and secure on campus, and they're not too concerned about being victims. However, sometimes thefts occur. Because Sac State is a commuter school, a lot of cars go through it every weekday, so that's when the car thieves come out. But the frequency of car thefts and break-ins isn't enough to make everyone afraid of parking at the school. Many students who've gone to classes for years have never had any problems. The campus security force is barely noticeable, except in the parking lot. Cops patrol from time to time to make sure no one speeds or runs stop signs, but for a school servicing so many, you'd expect a larger security force. Student security officers handle most on-campus police duties, but a large number of students don't even notice the student security force. After all, there are about 17 guards assigned to a population of almost 30,000, so they tend to get lost.

No matter what the atmosphere, stay alert. You never know what could happen, and people who aren't on their guard are ripe for theft or other criminal activity. A typical Sac State student fits this profile, so if you come to this school, don't let it happen to you. Although it's a safe place to get a degree, it's no crime-free paradise.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 2
  • Arson: 2
  • Burglary: 18
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 1
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 8
Security Office
University Police Department
Public Services Building, First Floor, 6000 J St.
911 (emergencies); (916) 278-6851 (non-emergencies)
Safety Services
  • 24-hour patrol and dispatch
  • Alarm monitoring and response
  • Bicycle licensing
  • Lost and found
  • Self-defense workshop
  • Student orientation presentations
  • Traffic and crowd control
  • Workplace violence prevention and response
Health Center
Student Health Center
6000 J St.
(916) 278-6461
Monday–Thursday 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Health Services
  • Acute illness and injury treatment
  • Health and wellness promotion
  • Immunizations
  • Pharmacy
  • Pregnancy testing and counseling
  • Secure medical record keeping
  • STD screening
  • Vision care center
  • Women's health exams
  • X-ray and lab services
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 120 responses

  • 15% Theft/robberies
  • 15% Walking alone
  • 12% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 9% None
  • 9% Criminal activity near campus
  • 8% Non-students on campus
  • 7% Unlit pathways
  • 5% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 5% Violence among students
  • 4% Drugs
  • 3% Gang violence
  • 3% Lack of safety escort services
  • 2% Dorm safety
  • 2% Excessive drinking
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 10 responses

Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
  • Alcohol plays a significant role in sexual assault on campus.
  • Campus administrators provide a supportive environment for victims of sexual assault.
  • Campus administrators work hard to actively prevent sexual assaults on our campus.
  • A friend, a classmate, or I have been a victim of sexual assault on/near our campus.
  • Our campus has easily accessible support services in place to address sexual assaults.
  • Sexual assaults are a serious problem on campus.
  • Students take the issue of sexual assault on campus seriously.

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 119 responses

  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 1% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 7% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 12% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 17% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 64% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 119 responses

  • 1% We have campus police?
  • 10% Not very visible.
  • 6% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 52% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 31% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 119 responses

  • 3% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 18% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 59% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 20% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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