Health & Safety

Baltimore, MD
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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Loyola is a safe campus, even though it's near an unsafe area. There is crime that goes on outside of campus, but the Loyola police always notify the students and are present on campus to make sure that nothing goes amock.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Security threats are always reported to the students via email and text - you know when something's going on and where to avoid. Through campus is safe, relatively, but the west end is a little seedy.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: All of campus is well lit and the school is in a good neighborhood, except the very east side of campus.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Loyola has a great campus and as a four year student I have always felt safe. Unfortunately, it is placed in the center of Baltimore and borders a very unsafe road in the neighborhood. It is up to the students to be smart when traveling on and around campus especially near York Road, Baltimore.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Theft on campus is very low. Personal safety is not a concern. There are many campus police officers during day and night. There is a free student escort service that will pick you up and drop you off to places on campus late at night.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 1023rd
    Best Student Health Center
  • 1053rd
    Safest Campuses
  • 1161st
    Most Visible Campus Police

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Emily Delaney
Grad Year
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Loyola's campus itself is incredibly safe. The majority of students feel very safe when they are on campus, and campus police, shuttles, and student escorts are always available should a student feel uncomfortable walking around alone at night. The areas surrounding campus, however, can be unsafe at times, especially at night. There are some great areas to visit, but at night, you have to be aware of your surroundings. It is always a good idea to travel in groups and remain alert if traveling in these areas at night. 

There is a blue-light safety system on campus. These lights are placed all around the campus, and if a student is in an unsafe situation, all he or she needs to do is press the button on the nearest blue light, and campus police will come to their aid. Most students do not find that they are ever in need of using this system, but it is in place as a safety precaution. Many students feel safe and assured having it on campus. If a crime does occur in the immediate area, especially if a Loyola student is a victim, students are always notified via email, and the school and campus safety ensure that students are well versed on safety tips to prevent these unsafe situations.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 3
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 4
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 2
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
Public Safety
5104 York Road
(410) 617-5911 (emergencies); (410) 617-5311 (non-emergencies)
Safety Services
  • All campus police officers are certified first responders
  • Closed circuit TV cameras
  • Defense class
  • Emergency phones
  • Incident reports
  • Shuttle/escort vans
Health Center
Student Health & Education
4502A N. Charles St., Seton Court
(410) 617-5055
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Alcohol and drug education
  • Allergy testing
  • Basic medical services
  • Counseling and psychological services
  • Disability support services
  • Immunizations
  • Lab services
  • Pharmacy
  • STD screening
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
  • A daily log of incidents occurring on the campus is available in the communications center for review 24 hours a day.
  • Student monitors are assigned to specific areas of the college to provide extra eyes and ears for campus police. They are are trained to identify and report suspicious behavior directly to campus police via portable radios, but they do not take any direct action themselves.
  • There are more than 75 closed-circuit television cameras placed at strategic locations to monitor the College's campuses.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 34 responses

  • 40% Criminal activity near campus
  • 19% Theft/robberies
  • 10% Walking alone
  • 9% Excessive drinking
  • 4% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 4% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 4% None
  • 3% Drugs
  • 3% Lack of safety escort services
  • 3% Unlit pathways
  • 1% Non-students on campus
  • 0% Dorm safety
  • 0% Gang violence
  • 0% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 0% Violence among students

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 33 responses

  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 9% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 18% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 6% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 39% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 27% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 33 responses

  • 0% We have campus police?
  • 3% Not very visible.
  • 6% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 55% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 36% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 33 responses

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 12% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 64% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 24% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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