Health & Safety

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: There are student support groups and CWC counselors available for you.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Security is pretty good. Bikes get stolen occasionally... But New College students are very honest and well-intentioned. My friend lost 50$ and had it returned to him! I've lost my id 3 times and had it put in my mailbox! Students usually request personal property, unless it is tasty curry left in the communal kitchen (somebody is going to take that!).

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Students don't get school health insurance but the wellness center is open every day of the week and it is fairly easy to get an appointment. They can't fix a broken arm or put you under the knife, but they will give free medical advise and can prescribe medication. There is also counseling available to students who request it.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The campus police are wonderful, but the area makes me feel uneasy.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Mostly due to the area next to NCF, you can feel a bit unsafe at night, but if you ever do, the blue police lights are right there and they don't mind helping whatsoever


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 304th
    Safest Campuses
  • 1152nd
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 1335th
    Best Student Health Center

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Taylor Welsh
West Palm Beach, Fl
English Literature/Socioloy
Grad Year
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By pure statistics alone, one can easily see that New College is one of the safest campuses in the country. Few college campuses are home to unlocked doors, unattended laptops, and students walking alone in the middle of the night without fear. It is common for students to leave their supplies and books unattended in the library carrels. There is a communal feel on campus that gives one a sense of security and is attributed to the involved student body. The campus police don’t patrol the area looking to get people in trouble—they are friendly and will always help those in need. People feel at home at NCF.

In the rare instances when there are threats to safety, there are always RAs on duty who respond to calls promptly. There are also blue emergency call towers located all over campus, directly connected to the campus police. The lack of red tape at New College makes it easy to file complaints and discuss important matters with the administration. Speaking to a police officer is never daunting, and issues are treated seriously and respectfully. The relationship between students and campus police is overwhelmingly amicable and congenial—students all acknowledge that to ensure a safe campus, they must work together.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 1
  • Burglary: 6
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 1
  • Sex Offenses: 1
  • Vehicle Theft: 2
Security Office
Campus Police
501 College Drive
(941) 487-4210
Safety Services
  • Bicycle registration
  • Emergency phones
  • Lost and Found
  • Safety escorts
  • Vehicle jump starts
  • Vehicle lockouts
Health Center
Counseling & Wellness Center
5805 Bay Shore Road
(941) 487-4254
Monday-Friday 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Basic medical services
  • Flu shots
  • Immunizations
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 23 responses

  • 32% Non-students on campus
  • 19% Criminal activity near campus
  • 14% None
  • 8% Excessive drinking
  • 8% Theft/robberies
  • 5% Drugs
  • 5% Walking alone
  • 3% Dorm safety
  • 3% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 3% Unlit pathways
  • 0% Gang violence
  • 0% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 0% Lack of safety escort services
  • 0% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 0% Violence among students

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 23 responses

  • 13% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 26% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 17% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 30% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 13% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 23 responses

  • 0% We have campus police?
  • 0% Not very visible.
  • 4% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 74% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 22% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 23 responses

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 4% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 39% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 57% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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