Health & Safety

Location
Ithaca, NY
Undergrads
14,245
Tuition
$43,413
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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5 College Student

Health & Safety: It's pretty safe here I like to think. The campus is well isolated, and the swipe card system does a decent job at making dorms and academic buildings safer.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I've never had a problem with my health or safety while I've been here. Had a friend get an infection and they helped her. Every once in a while you hear of weird attacks in Collegetown at night.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: They're there if you need them but it feels a bit of reach. You really have to reach out for them to come.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Don't take the healthcenter's word as law, if you think you may need a second opinion, get one. I heard a friend of mine who was diagnosed with a Hernia was apparently given a prescription for pills that dealt with menstrual cramps.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Health and safety is great here.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 366th
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 416th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 1068th
    Safest Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Mandy Kain and Radhika Arora
Hometown
Hewlett, N.Y., and Ithaca, N.Y.
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Most students agree that Cornell is a very safe campus, since it’s had only a few seriously consequential incidents in the past. In recent years, bias-related incidents against minority students have risen slightly, but such events are the exception, not the rule. Sexual assault is not widely reported, although whether this is due to infrequency or simply a lack of reporting is unclear, as many students concur that the campus feels slightly less welcoming for women than for men.

The occasional robbery or mugging does occur in Collegetown or Ithaca, but rarely on Cornell’s campus. In general, Ithaca is a very safe area, perhaps due to its small size. Some students think that the campus is safer there than at other schools. This is most likely due to the fact that the campus is somewhat isolated, and Cornell has an alert and diligent police force, with a variety of services available to ensure student safety.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 2
  • Burglary: 29
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 2
  • Sex Offenses: 1
  • Vehicle Theft: 2
Security Office
Cornell University Police
G2 Barton Hall
(607) 255-1111
www.cupolice.cornell.edu
Safety Services
  • Blue-light phones
  • Campus shuttles
  • Crime prevention services
  • CU police force
  • Escort service
  • Fingerprinting services
  • Lost and stolen property reporting
  • Patroling the University around the clock
  • Self-defense PE courses
  • Van call service
Health Center
Gannett Health Center
110 Ho Plaza
(607) 255-5155
www.gannett.cornell.edu
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Health Services
  • Alcohol, other drug, and tobacco-cessation services
  • Allergy shots and immunizations
  • Cornell Healthy Eating Program (CHEP)
  • Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
  • General medical services
  • Health-promotion services
  • HIV testing and counseling
  • Laboratory and radiology services
  • Occupational health
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical therapy and massage therapy
  • Sexual-health services (including yearly GYN exam)
  • Sports medicine
  • Travel clinic (advice, immunizations, supplies)
  • X-Ray (radiology)
Day Care Services?
No

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 73 responses

  • 15% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 15% Walking alone
  • 14% None
  • 12% Excessive drinking
  • 11% Theft/robberies
  • 9% Criminal activity near campus
  • 8% Non-students on campus
  • 7% Unlit pathways
  • 3% Drugs
  • 3% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Dorm safety
  • 1% Lack of safety escort services
  • 1% Violence among students
  • 0% Gang violence
  • 0% Lack of/broken emergency phones

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 72 responses

  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 3% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 14% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 11% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 28% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 44% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 73 responses

  • 4% We have campus police?
  • 3% Not very visible.
  • 22% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 55% 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 73 responses

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 11% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 58% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 32% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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