Health & Safety

Bozeman, MT
Tuition (in-state)
$20,062 ($6,705)
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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I usually feel safe when on campus. The cops aren't usually seen unless some one got caught with weed so we see them a few times a week.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The cops make sure you are being safe but are generally really nice and help you out as much as possible.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: It easy to get free health care and we have pretty good doctors, but the hours can be difficult to work with, especially during the weekend.

Safety during the night has gone down lately, but it is no where near that of a large city. If someone sees something, they will usually say something.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: The crime on campus is very well managed. There has been reported issues, but they are controlled and appropriately handled.

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Have NEVER felt unsafe on campus very little crime and walked alone all of the time


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 89th
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 172nd
    Best Student Health Center
  • 504th
    Safest Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Erica Aytes
Pocatello, Idaho
English Literature/Spanish
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In 2009, the campus installed blue-light centers where students can pick up a phone and get campus police. Any time a button on these blue-light phones is pressed, police officers are dispatched ASAP. While the University has been implementing more safety measures, there are still some incidents around campus; in 2012, two sexual assaults were reported. This can be pretty scary, so it's important to remember to always travel in groups in well-lit areas. 

The school does a good job of trying to keep drunk driving down, one of the biggest criminal problems in Montana. As the campus is surrounded by nice, safe neighborhoods, students will sometimes choose to walk back to their dorms if the party is nearby. And while the residents of these nice neighborhoods do not usually enjoy hearing a bunch of drunk college students laughing and singing outside, they do understand that Bozeman is a college town and rarely do they report anyone for causing a small disturbance.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 1
  • Arson: 7
  • Burglary: 7
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 6
  • Vehicle Theft: 2
Security Office
Montana State University Police
S. Seventh Avenue at Kagy Boulevard
911 (on campus) or (406) 994-2121 (off campus)
Safety Services
  • Assistance with campus directions and information
  • Blue-light call-boxes
  • Jump-starts and unlocking cars
  • Police log
  • Presentations
  • Student escort service, in which students may call campus police and be escorted to anywhere on campus if they are feeling unsafe
Health Center
Swingle Student Health Center
Strand Union Building, East Wing
(406) 994-2311
Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy clinic
  • Basic medical services
  • Dental Clinic
  • Emergency care
  • Immunizations
  • Lab testing for cultures and STDs
  • Men's and women's health care
  • Nutrition information
  • Prevention and intervention programs for alcohol and other drug abuse
  • Sexual health education program
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 58 responses

  • 20% None
  • 13% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 11% Unlit pathways
  • 10% Walking alone
  • 9% Excessive drinking
  • 9% Theft/robberies
  • 7% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 5% Drugs
  • 4% Criminal activity near campus
  • 4% Lack of safety escort services
  • 3% Non-students on campus
  • 2% Dorm safety
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 0% Gang violence

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 57 responses

  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 7% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 7% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 40% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 46% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 57 responses

  • 2% We have campus police?
  • 12% Not very visible.
  • 19% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 53% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 14% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 58 responses

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 7% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 47% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 47% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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