Health & Safety

Location
Atlanta, GA
Undergrads
18,059
Tuition (in-state)
$27,874 ($9,664)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are a lot of people everywhere 24/7 so campus is very safe. It is also relatively clean.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: This is an important topic on every college campus, and should continue to be viewed as such.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are lots of safety equipment and services on campus, but the university is stil located in the heart of the city so there will always be dangers

3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: There are usually a multitude of campus alerts every 2 semesters or so. Our campus does have good police accessibility, but despite that, there are still many on campus crimes still occurring.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: It's clean, and security is always available.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 624th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 1171st
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 1385th
    Safest Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Megan Urry
Hometown
Franklin, New Jersey
Major
English, Journalism
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Being in the city and integrated with lots of other businesses and organizations, Georgia State has its issues with safety, mostly caused by outsiders rather than by people associated with the University. The safest parts of campus are probably the busiest (like the library's courtyard area) or those closest to the campus center. The less-than-safe areas are those farther from the main campus buildings and toward Aderhold, which is where a lot of non-University businesses and properties are. The public parking decks and lots also have a lot of incidents; they're fine during the day, but at night, students are advised to either stay extra alert (so put away the iPod or cell phone) or walk with a friend to wherever they need to go. Most students just need to remember that they're in a city, and with an urban campus like Georgia State's, they need to be cautious about where they walk, when they're doing it, and what they're carrying.

The Georgia State Police Department can also be seen all over campus. There are cars patrolling the streets 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and most are visible outside classroom buildings and student housing areas. The Student Health Clinic is near the Commons (the biggest student housing complex on campus) and is where a lot of kids go to get immunizations, check-ups, medication, or lab tests. It's a pretty busy office, and quite a few students, especially those that live on campus, go there. They have men's and women's health services (birth control, STD testing, GYN exams, etc.), annual preventative health exams, primary and urgent care services, and common medications and prepackaged medicines to fill prescriptions. 

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 2
  • Arson: 1
  • Burglary: 1
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 2
  • Sex Offenses: 1
  • Vehicle Theft: 4
Security Office
University Police
15 Edgewood Ave., Atlanta
(404) 413-2100; Emergency 3-3333
www.gsu.edu/police
Safety Services
  • Car, bike, and foot officer patrol (24/7)
  • Emergency call-boxes (various locations on campus)
  • Safety escorts
Health Center
Georgia State University Health Clinic
141 Piedmont Ave, Suite D, Atlanta
(404) 413-1930
www.gsu.edu/health
Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Dispensed medicine
  • Immunizations and travel
  • Laboratory tests
  • Men's health
  • Primary care
  • Urgent care
  • Women's health services
Day Care Services?
Yes
Did You Know?
Georgia State has the largest campus police department in Georgia. The Georgia State Police Department was also the first to receive the distinction of "Certified Law Enforcement Agency" from the State of Georgia Law Enforcement Certification Program. In other words, they're legitimate, not just security guards, and they act like it.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 172 responses

  • 21% Theft/robberies
  • 18% Criminal activity near campus
  • 17% Walking alone
  • 14% Non-students on campus
  • 5% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 4% Unlit pathways
  • 4% None
  • 4% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 3% Drugs
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 2% Dorm safety
  • 2% Gang violence
  • 1% Excessive drinking
  • 1% Violence among students
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 16 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 171 responses

  • 1% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 1% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 18% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 12% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 26% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 43% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 171 responses

  • 1% We have campus police?
  • 8% Not very visible.
  • 8% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 47% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 37% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 172 responses

  • 7% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 39% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 44% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 10% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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