Health & Safety

New York, NY
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$13,190 ($4,790)
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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Tight security everywhere because it is an urban campus.

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: There are security guards everywhere you look. In order to get into the buildings you have to show your ID. I have never felt unsafe on campus

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3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: FIT is a relatively safe campus and there hasn't been many offenses in the past.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I believe there should be more campus security outside on campus; such as on each end of street as well as in the middle.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: I feel very safe in the school itself but i am not very comfortable with walking home at night alone. i would rather be in a group or drive home.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 100th
    Safest Campuses
  • 948th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 1163rd
    Most Visible Campus Police

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kristen Babson
Charlotte, NC
Fashion Merchandising Management
Grad Year
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To students, the security around FIT is considered very strict; however, the level of security adds to the level of safety for students attending FIT. The safety level makes perfect sense, considering the school is located in New York City. The block that FIT resides on, 27th Street between Seventh and Eighth avenues, is blocked from oncoming traffic between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. The security office also works close with the NYPD, as officers are often seen on campus, to add to the level of safety.

Students must be smart and use common sense to stay safe in New York City. It can be a dangerous place at times, as any city can be. Staying alert is a critical habit that one must be accustomed to while living in such a big city. When it comes to health, FIT has an on-site health center located on the fourth floor of the David Dubinsky Center (the A Building). All full-time students have access to the features of the health center. The health center provides general medical and gynecological care. It is staffed by nurse practitioners and physicians.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 1
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
Security Office
Room D442
(212) 217-7777
Safety Services
  • Investigations and follow-ups
  • Lost and Found
  • Medical emergency response
  • Photo ID/replacement
  • The security guards at FIT are unarmed but equipped with portable two-way radios. The staff works closely with the New York City Police Department, 10th Precinct.
Health Center
Health Services
Room A402
(212) 217-4190
Monday 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Tuesday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Wednesday-Thursday 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Accupuncture
  • General medical and gynecological care
  • HIV testing
  • Laboratory services
  • Massage therapy
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Vaccinations
  • Women's clinic
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
  • FIT is a dry campus, meaning there is no alcohol allowed on campus or at any functions hosted by FIT, whether it's on campus or not.
  • As big as New York City is, it consistently ranks as one of the top 10 safest big cities to live in America.
  • Students and faculty are not allowed in any buildings at FIT without showing their school ID first.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 48 responses

  • 18% None
  • 17% Walking alone
  • 12% Theft/robberies
  • 11% Non-students on campus
  • 9% Criminal activity near campus
  • 7% Drugs
  • 6% Excessive drinking
  • 4% Dorm safety
  • 4% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 4% Unlit pathways
  • 2% Gang violence
  • 2% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 2% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 0% Violence among students

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 48 responses

  • 2% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 15% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 10% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 35% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 38% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 48 responses

  • 8% We have campus police?
  • 4% Not very visible.
  • 2% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 33% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 52% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 48 responses

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 4% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 38% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 58% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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