Health & Safety

New York, NY
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$11,969 ($5,759)
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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Long appointments and over the counter meds not available at all.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: It's an urban campus, so you should stay alert after dark, but it's generally safe walking around the campus, and to/from the train or bus. (If you don't feel like walking down the hill to the train after dark, there's the M100/M101 buses that stop across the street from the school).

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I believe the security on campus is great.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel completely safe in my campus at the daytime. But at night I cant see many security guards around.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: safe enough to have no harm done to me.

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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 50 responses

  • 20% Criminal activity near campus
  • 14% Theft/robberies
  • 12% None
  • 12% Non-students on campus
  • 12% Walking alone
  • 7% Unlit pathways
  • 6% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 4% Drugs
  • 4% 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 would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 50 responses

  • 2% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 2% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 14% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 14% 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 50 responses

  • 2% We have campus police?
  • 8% Not very visible.
  • 2% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 60% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 28% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 50 responses

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 12% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 52% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 36% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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