Health & Safety

Mankato, MN
Tuition (in-state)
$15,010 ($7,531)
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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Mankato's campus is very safe, and there has been only one incident that involved police.

2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Bust too many innocent people who are just having a good time in college, don't spend as much time on actual crimes as they should be.

4 College Student

Health & Safety: There are plenty of campus security cars driving around campus 24/7 and plenty of security call boxes placed around campus in case of emergency.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Students are aware of any high-risk crime that takes place which is very uncommon. MSU is a part of the StarAlert program which alerts students with safety measures that are put in place at certain times and alerts students when a crime has occurred.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: CHEAP! that is very good!


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 505th
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 522nd
    Best Student Health Center
  • 1202nd
    Safest Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Britt Johnson
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Due to the diverse student population on campus, it is hard to spot someone out of place, so Campus Security, try as it might, does not do as well of a job as other schools. While Security has many services, such as emergency blue lights and an escort service, there have been complaints that its phones are always busy. Most security officers are work-study students who are majoring in law enforcement, and if there is something seriously wrong, you can count on them. Security also responds fairly quickly when someone pushes the button at an emergency blue light. There have been sexual and physical assaults on campus, but the perpetrators are generally caught quickly, and the school is very good about letting students know about these kind of issues.

Security in the dorms is extremely good. In the newer dorm buildings, such as Julia Sears, Crawford, and McElroy, the side doors are card-access only and the front doors lock at 11 p.m., so students need a MavCard to enter their dorm and floor. In older dorm buildings, such as Gage Towers, students use their room keys to get into the building.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 3
  • Arson: 3
  • Burglary: 24
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 1
  • Sex Offenses: 2
  • Vehicle Theft: 2
Security Office
University Security
222 Wiecking Center
(507) 389-2111
Safety Services
  • Crime alerts
  • Emergency blue lights
  • Emergency notification system
  • Escorts
  • Motor vehicle assistance
  • On-campus EMTs
  • Self-defense classes
Health Center
Student Health Services Medical Clinic
21 Carkoski Commons
(507) 389-6276
Monday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Tuesday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Wednesday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Thursday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy shots
  • Basic medical care
  • Immunizations
  • Lab services
  • Pharmacy
  • Psychiatrist consultations
  • Self-care resources
  • Sports medicine
  • STD testing
  • Women's health
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 36 responses

  • 15% Theft/robberies
  • 14% Walking alone
  • 11% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 10% None
  • 9% Criminal activity near campus
  • 8% Drugs
  • 8% Excessive drinking
  • 6% Non-students on campus
  • 6% Violence among students
  • 3% Dorm safety
  • 3% Unlit pathways
  • 2% Gang violence
  • 2% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 2% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 1% Lack of safety escort services

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 35 responses

  • 3% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 6% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 14% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 34% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 43% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 35 responses

  • 0% We have campus police?
  • 3% Not very visible.
  • 29% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 51% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 17% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 36 responses

  • 3% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 22% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 53% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 22% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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