Health & Safety

Raleigh, NC
Tuition (in-state)
$21,661 ($8,206)
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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are very few problems on campus, the occasional graffiti or mugging, but never anything very serious.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: There are several cops around campus and emergency buttons to push if you need something. Walking alone is fine, but at night is the only time I worry.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: NC State is huge... it's scary at night time alone.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel completely safe at that school.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Campus is kind of sketch at night, and can be pretty dark at times. Student health is usually a joke.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 231st
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 284th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 1289th
    Safest Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Matthew J. Cote
Teaneck, NJ
English: Language, Writing, and Rhetoric
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NC State considers safety a top priority. The campus grounds are dotted with blue-light emergency phones, and Campus Police offers an escort service for students. Despite their positive role on campus, though, they're often shown disdain by the students because of their role in monitoring underage drinking. Another common complaint is the massive number of parking tickets distributed.

Bicycle storage and dorm entrances are also not very tightly secured. All dorms are locked, and students are supposed to verify their residence in a dorm using their IDs or call a room using the speaker phones outside the hall, but the majority of the time, students let one another in, regardless; there are usually no security guards around the dorm entrances. Many bike racks are near dorms and classroom buildings, and after a bike has been stolen, a student's only recourse is to file a report with Campus Police; there is typically nothing the police can do, unless someone saw a suspect. Overall, students feel that Campus Police have the right priorities, but there is room for improvement in a few areas.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 7
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 51
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 9
  • Sex Offenses: 5
  • Vehicle Theft: 9
Security Office
NCSU Campus Police Department
2610 Wolf Village Way
911 (emergencies); (919) 515-3000 (non-emergencies)
Safety Services
  • Bike safety
  • Emergency call-boxes
  • Event services
  • Fingerprinting
  • Online bike registration
  • Ride-Along Program
  • Safety escorts
Health Center
Student Health Center
2815 Cates Ave.
(919) 515-2563
Monday 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Tuesday 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Wednesday-Friday 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Health Services
  • ADD/ADHD Treatments
  • Allergy shots
  • Counseling center
  • Dental savings program
  • Diabetes nutrition counseling
  • General medical procedures
  • Health promotion
  • HIV/STD testing
  • Immunizations
  • Laboratory
  • Medical supplies
  • Occupational medicine
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical exams
  • Physical therapy
  • Travel clinic
  • Tuberculosis screening
  • Urgent care
  • Women's health
  • X-rays
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
The campus police post a daily activity record of all calls made to Campus Police, which are open to the public to view.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 94 responses

  • 17% Criminal activity near campus
  • 16% Theft/robberies
  • 13% Walking alone
  • 12% Unlit pathways
  • 10% Non-students on campus
  • 8% None
  • 7% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 4% Excessive drinking
  • 3% Drugs
  • 3% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Dorm safety
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 1% Gang violence
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 1% Lack of safety escort services

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 93 responses

  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 2% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 6% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 12% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 33% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 46% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 93 responses

  • 2% We have campus police?
  • 12% Not very visible.
  • 6% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 65% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 15% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 93 responses

  • 2% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 28% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 54% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 16% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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