Health & Safety

Riverdale, NY
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4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: There are security guards everywhere. The health staff is friendly.

2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I don't see the security doing anything useful, sorry I might just be ungrateful. They might be doing such a great job that I don't have to see them.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: The security is pretty cool and friendly. Try not to get on their bad side though.. You'll regret it

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The campus is really safe.

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Some parts of the Bronx surrounding campus can be dangerous and people to get robbed or mugged on occasion. There are always campus police driving around the campus to prevent this kind of activity. Most of the safety issues deal with people walking home alone drunk from a bar very late at night. during the day its pretty safe around campus.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 322nd
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 719th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 1095th
    Safest Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Cecilio Gomez
Communications/Spanish and Business minors
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The Manhattan College Public Safety does a magnificent job of protecting the students and ensuring that the campus is safe at all times. The campus is not very big, so Public Safety does not have a lot of ground to cover. But the campus does have a lot of dark areas, and Public Safety can often be seen walking around the main campus and parking lot areas to make sure everything is fine. Composed of about 30 guards, Public Safety monitors campus with 24-hour coverage. In addition, Horan Hall and Overlook Manor have their own security guard to protect the students living in those buildings. Besides doing their job of keeping students safe, the security guards are always really friendly, and if you take the time to get to know them, they can very easily become your friends. They really help Manhattan College develop a family atmosphere and are a crucial part of campus life.

Manhattan College really doesn’t have too many bad incidents, largely due to the fact that the campus is small and Public Safety is on top of it. When any incident regarding a Manhattan student occurs, like a mugging or robbery, Public Safety contacts the New York City Police Department and sends out an email immediately to students to warn them of what the perpetrators look like. There is also a police department located several blocks down the road from Manhattan, and cops are always around the area. The College is not the safest in America, but it is pretty close to the top of the list, with incidents like alcohol poisonings, muggings, and robberies very rare. One of the main reasons why there is not a lot of crime on campus is because of the surrounding area of Riverdale, which isn’t exactly the most dangerous neighborhood on the planet. 

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 14
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 1
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
Public Safety
Jasper Hall, Ground Level
(718) 862-7240
Safety Services
  • Emergency equipment
  • Emergency notification system
  • Evacuation chairs
  • Lobby phones
Health Center
Health Services
Alumni Hall, Suite 104
(718) 862-7217
The nurse practitioner sees walk-in patients at all times. Students are advised to call ahead for the College physician's hours.
Health Services
  • Allergy injections (registration required)
  • Blood pressure checkup
  • Diagnosis and treatment of minor acute illnesses
  • Diagnostic testing—lab screenings, cultures, and blood work (nominal fee to a laboratory)
  • Educational programs
  • First aid for minor injuries
  • Flu vaccine (nominal fee)
  • Individual health and wellness counseling/referrals: alcohol and other drug, weight reduction, HIV testing, smoking cessation, etc.
  • MMR immunization
  • Physical examinations
  • Referrals to local medical specialists
  • A rest area for students who become ill and need a place to rest
  • Vision screening (for drivers license renewal)
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 20 responses

  • 23% Theft/robberies
  • 18% Criminal activity near campus
  • 16% Walking alone
  • 16% None
  • 7% Excessive drinking
  • 7% Gang violence
  • 5% Drugs
  • 2% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 2% Non-students on campus
  • 2% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 0% Dorm safety
  • 0% Lack of safety escort services
  • 0% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 0% Unlit pathways

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 19 responses

  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 26% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 16% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 32% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 26% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 20 responses

  • 5% We have campus police?
  • 15% Not very visible.
  • 15% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 45% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 20% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 20 responses

  • 5% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 25% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 40% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 30% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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