Health & Safety

Location
Raleigh, NC
Undergrads
21,469
Tuition (in-state)
$21,661 ($8,206)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Senior

Health & Safety: Overall the health and safety on campus is average. Where NCSU is located in Raleigh causes a lot of the problems and thefts that happen, however, there is not an excessively large amount of criminal activity happening around campus and there is almost none on campus. The good thing is that we get alerts whenever something happens so that we know what to do and how to handle situations if they were to happen again.

College Junior

Health & Safety: I do not spend a lot of time outside of the daytime hours that I attend class, on or near campus. I live far off campus with my husband, and don't feel unsafe when I am on campus, nor do I see trouble anywhere, but do get reports to my email when something has occurred on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There is a lot available to help protect students. There are blue lights every 100 yards or so. If you press the light, it alerts the campus police and they come to assist.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus crime is taken very seriously on campus. All students are notified of recent criminal activity on campus through email.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: It is safer than some of the other college campuses I have been to.

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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
Hometown
Teaneck, NJ
Major
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)
www.ncsu.edu/public_safety
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
www.ncsu.edu/student_health
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?
No
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 101 responses

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

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 13 responses

Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
  • Alcohol plays a significant role in sexual assault on campus.
  • Campus administrators provide a supportive environment for victims of sexual assault.
  • Campus administrators work hard to actively prevent sexual assaults on our campus.
  • A friend, a classmate, or I have been a victim of sexual assault on/near our campus.
  • Our campus has easily accessible support services in place to address sexual assaults.
  • Sexual assaults are a serious problem on campus.
  • Students take the issue of sexual assault on campus seriously.

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 100 responses

  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 3% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 6% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 12% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 32% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 47% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 100 responses

  • 2% We have campus police?
  • 11% Not very visible.
  • 6% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 65% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 16% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 100 responses

  • 2% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 29% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 53% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 16% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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