Health & Safety

Chicago, IL
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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Its usually quick about warning students.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I got mugged my freshman year. If you go to Depaul then you know someone/you have been mugged/robbed or your home burglarized.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The school encourages all students to visit the health center, it's great.

2 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: You do end up living in the murder capital of the it's really kind of give and take.

4 College Student

Health & Safety: Lincoln park is pretty safe in comparison to the rest of the city.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 1062nd
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 1286th
    Safest Campuses
  • 1353rd
    Best Student Health Center

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kristian Gist
Cleveland, Ohio
Business Management and Hospitality Leadership
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For a school in one of the biggest and most urban areas in the United States, DePaul keeps its campus very safe. Public Safety officers constantly patrol on foot and by car, and because the campus is so small, it is pretty difficult not to have one within eyesight at all times. There are blue-light emergency stations in a number of locations on campus, and a student ID is required to enter each dorm—and only the IDs of the residents who live in that dorm will be able to open the door. There is also a card-swipe and check-in desk in the lobby of every dorm, with a staff member seated there 24 hours a day, seven days a week, as well as a number of security cameras outside each University building.

If you decide to live off campus—which most DePaul students do—it is important to remember you are in a big city. During the day, Lincoln Park feels very safe and secure, so it is not difficult to become somewhat lazy with precautionary measures. But, as in any large city, you should never go anywhere alone at night—whether you’re on or off campus. You need to be aware of your surroundings because, while the University and city of Chicago try to maintain a safe atmosphere, there is still a level of crime that you generally wouldn’t encounter at a state school in a more rural area.If you plan to live off campus, the best place to live is 1237 West, which offers all the same amenties as DePaul housing, including 24-hour security. 

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 3
  • Burglary: 36
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 1
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
Public Safety
Centennial Hall, suite 304
(773) 325-7777 (emergency)
Safety Services
  • Crime prevention programs
  • Escort service
  • Hospital transports
  • Operation Identification
  • Rape aggression defense training
Health Center
Student Health Services (SAGE Medical Group)
1150 W. Fullerton Ave.
(773) 549-7757
Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Friday 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Health Services
  • Basic medical care
  • Immunizations
  • Lab services
  • Travel immunization clinic
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 141 responses

  • 18% Criminal activity near campus
  • 17% Theft/robberies
  • 17% Walking alone
  • 10% None
  • 9% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 7% Non-students on campus
  • 4% Gang violence
  • 4% Excessive drinking
  • 3% Drugs
  • 3% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 3% Unlit pathways
  • 3% Violence among students
  • 1% Lack of safety escort services
  • 1% Dorm safety
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 140 responses

  • 9% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 5% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 21% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 8% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 19% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 38% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 141 responses

  • 4% We have campus police?
  • 10% Not very visible.
  • 4% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 59% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 24% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 141 responses

  • 1% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 25% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 52% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 22% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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