Health & Safety

New York, NY
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4 College Senior

Health & Safety: It's good during school time

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I feel very safe in my campus!! I have never seen or heard about sexual assault in my campus.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: City College is mostly a commuter school. The counseling/health center is only open from 9-5, so if anything happens on campus after hours, you've got to wait until morning for on-campus services. Public Safety is willing to come and pick people up from subway stations after hours if you feel unsafe. But, as an urban school, there is some risk for non-students committing crimes against students while they're leaving campus or heading to the dorms.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There is security in all buildings which is good for a students safety.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The security guards do what they can and overall it's a safe place but it is open to the public to walk through


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 347th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 894th
    Safest Campuses
  • 1120th
    Most Visible Campus Police

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Melissa Charles & Garri Rivkin
New York, N.Y. & Vilnius, Lithuania
International Development of Women through Arts & English Literature
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No one wants to attend a college where crime rates are high and murder is prevalent. At City College, safety and security is taken seriously. Every student is given an identification card that they must show when they enter the different buildings on campus, including the libraries. City is linked to the CUNY alert system, which allows students who sign up to be notified of emergencies around New York and on campus. City, no matter how sappy it might sound, wants the best for its students. The campus is near a police station; day in and day out there are officers going around campus to enforce security. There are shuttle services located on campus as well, so students can travel back and forth between the campus and the subway (which is five to ten minutes away) safely.

Safety is the last thing to worry about at City, but it's always good to be extra careful. Although the campus security is okay, it could most definitely be better. It's not impossible to bring strangers into the buildings; the guards can get pretty bored and go lax on their security enforcement. Still, there is little to worry about when it comes to safety. Stealing isn't prevalent, however it does happen at times. Remember that this is New York City. Keeping a watch on all your personal belongings is the cool thing to do.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 1
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 24
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 8
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
Office of Public Safety
NAC Building, 4/201
(212) 650-7777 (emergencies); (212) 650-6911 (non-emergencies)
Safety Services
  • CUNY alert system
  • Guards around campus
  • Night bus service to and from the subway
  • Police officers on patrol
Health Center
Wellness and Counseling Center
Marshak Science Building, Room J-15
(212) 650-8222
Monday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Wednesday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Gym screenings
  • Health education
  • Immunizations
  • Medical care referrals
  • Over-the-counter medications
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 54 responses

  • 20% Criminal activity near campus
  • 15% None
  • 14% Theft/robberies
  • 11% Non-students on campus
  • 11% Walking alone
  • 7% Unlit pathways
  • 6% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 3% Drugs
  • 3% Gang violence
  • 3% Dorm safety
  • 3% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 1% Excessive drinking
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 1% Lack of safety escort services

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 8 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 53 responses

  • 2% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 2% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 15% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 13% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 32% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 36% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 53 responses

  • 2% We have campus police?
  • 8% Not very visible.
  • 2% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 58% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 30% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 53 responses

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 11% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 55% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 34% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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