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5 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I feel v ery safe

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: We do get security alerts and there are several security guards everywhere, outside and in the buildings. There is also a late-night shuttle for Hopkins students, though I have never used it. I feel safe on the med campus despite the surrounding area being unsafe, but I have heard of numerous incidents of assault/phones being stolen.

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Campus itself is relatively safe, as in the past decade or so the university has really cracked down and installed effective safety measures and regular patrols around campus and within the 3-block radius. That being said, the sexual assault rates are really something to be concerned about seeing as there was a 3 year period where the university reported 0% sexual assault and then a year where they reported 1 assault--obviously those numbers don't add up with any of the research or data we have about college campuses. That being said, I usually feel pretty damn safe.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus, because there are always security guards around.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: You may see someone every once in a while walking around campus


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 762nd
    Safest Campuses
  • 890th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 1394th
    Most Visible Campus Police

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Dan White
Glen Rock, NJ
International Studies and Economics
Grad Year
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Hopkins has great security on campus. The presence of "hop cops" and other security guards 24 hours a day allows students to walk around campus safely. In addition, the security office offers walking and driving escort services to take students where they want to go within a mile of campus, so there is never an excuse for walking alone after dark. When students leave campus, they need to remember that they live in a city, and they should remain aware of their surroundings and avoid traveling alone. Some streets near campus are not safe, but the University offers precautions so that students remain safe.

Hopkins has worked very diligently to make sure that the campus is safe for students. The escort service, emergency phones, constant video surveillance, and police presence are services the school offers to keep its students safe within the confines of the campus. Crime on campus is almost nonexistent. Although parts of Baltimore are dangerous, JHU students should always feel 100 percent safe on campus. There are cases of crime several blocks away—mostly crimes against property—but the school does everything it can do to eliminate this. Hop cops even patrol areas of high student traffic that are located off campus to discourage crime. If students follow security guidelines, it is highly unlikely that they will be victims of crime. In a Reader's Digest nationwide survey that ranked campus safety, Hopkins was rated the safest school in America, a ranking based more on University initiatives, protocols, and operations than crime statistics. Overall, Hopkins spends a ton of money to ensure its students' safety and health.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 0
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
Campus Safety & Security
Shriver Hall, room 14
(410) 516-7777 (emergencies); (410) 516-4600 (non-emergencies)
Safety Services
  • Emergency vans
  • Omnipresent blue lights with 30-second response times for assistance
  • Property registration
  • Publication of all crimes occurring on or near campus
  • Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) classes
  • Security escort vans
  • Self-defense classes
  • Walking escorts and monitors
Health Center
Student Health & Wellness Center
3003 N. Charles St., N200 (Homewood Apartments)
(410) 516-8270
Monday 8:15 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday 8:15 a.m-5 p.m, Wednesday 8:15 a.m-11 a.m., 1 p.m.-5 p.m, Thursday 8:15 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 8:15 a.m-5 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m-2 p.m.
Health Services
  • Basic medical services
  • Counseling and psychological services
  • HERO emergency response unit
  • Massage therapy
  • On-site pharmaceuticals
  • STD screening
  • Women's health
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 53 responses

  • 22% Theft/robberies
  • 22% Criminal activity near campus
  • 15% Walking alone
  • 8% Non-students on campus
  • 8% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 6% Excessive drinking
  • 5% None
  • 4% Drugs
  • 3% Gang violence
  • 3% Unlit pathways
  • 1% Dorm safety
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 1% Violence among students
  • 1% Lack of safety escort services
  • 0% Lack of a strong security presence

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 52 responses

  • 37% High quality, very convenient.
  • 23% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 13% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 25% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 2% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 52 responses

  • 56% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 38% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 4% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 0% Not very visible.
  • 2% We have campus police?

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

  • 49% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 30% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 19% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 2% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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