Health & Safety

Location
Boston, MA
Undergrads
14,135
Tuition
$40,086
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: you hear allot of things (shootings, muggings, sexual assault etc) from the automated police update e-mails. but seriously I haven't seen a singular thing on or off campus around boston which is remotely dangerous, I might just be very lucky but the northeastern police are very on top of what goes on around campus (excluding drinking and drugs) and you never feel unsafe or that you wouldn't want to be out and about in the early hours of the morning.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Being that the campus is in the middle of Boston, there is a fair share of crime that occurs in the area, but at the same time, the NU police and the Boston police are always around.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The campus police are pretty visible and it always feels fairly safe around campus.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The police on campus are not your typical "campus police" they are actual Boston police. There are blue lights all over campus and you can push them to talk to and get assistance from a cop on campus, who for example could walk/drive you home at 3 in the morning if you felt unsafe.

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4 College Student

Health & Safety: There are safety concerns just because we live in a city, but Northeastern does a great job to make the students feel safe.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 539th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 1105th
    Safest Campuses
  • 1354th
    Most Visible Campus Police

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jenn Sinrich
Hometown
Swampscott, MA
Major
Journalism
Grad Year
2012
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Overall, Boston is a fairly safe city, considering its size and student population. The level of safety is really a determinant of the neighborhood. Like any city, it's important to stay alert and remain cautious when it comes to bad neighborhoods or walking alone at night. If you are smart about your surroundings and take general safety precautions, you should feel safe around Northeastern. The campus is a very nice area and predominantly safe; however, if you're heading up to Mission Hill or in the direction towards Roxbury, those areas can feel less protected. Residence halls are strict about patrolling the entrances and making sure that no intruders get into the areas. Most students feel safe around the campus areas, and if something makes them uncomfortable, there are always resources nearby.

The NUPD and campus security officers make a significant effort to ensure that students are safe and secure in their environment. Public Safety usually patrols around campus in the late hours and even offers students rides to any location that is within one mile from campus. There are many emergency call-boxes surrounding the campus borders; they are easily distinguishable with a blue light on top and the title "Northeastern University Campus Emergency Phone." The Boston Police Department is located right next to Northeastern's campus, and the department recognizes its responsibility to provide protective services to the campus community.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 24
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 3
  • Sex Offenses: 5
  • Vehicle Theft: 1
Security Office
Public Safety
716 Columbus Ave.
(617) 373-3333
www.northeastern.edu/publicsafety
Safety Services
  • 24-hour emergency telephones
  • Domestic violence/sexual assault victim services
  • Fingerprinting
  • Lost and Found
  • On-campus ambulance service
  • Personal escort service
  • Property ID
  • SAFEnet/NU Alert message system
  • Well-lit pathways
Health Center
University Health and Counseling Services
Forsyth Building, Suite 135
(617) 373-2772
www.northeastern.edu/uhcs
Monday 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., Tuesday 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Wednesday 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., Thursday 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy shots
  • Basic medical services
  • Counseling services
  • Gynecology
  • Physicals
  • STD testing
  • Women's health
Day Care Services?
Yes
Did You Know?
A team of University police officers, EMTs, health/counseling experts, and other professionals respond to a wide range of potential situations.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 117 responses

  • 18% Criminal activity near campus
  • 15% Theft/robberies
  • 15% Walking alone
  • 11% Non-students on campus
  • 10% None
  • 6% Unlit pathways
  • 5% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 4% Excessive drinking
  • 3% Gang violence
  • 3% Lack of safety escort services
  • 3% Drugs
  • 2% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 2% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 1% Dorm safety

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 116 responses

  • 1% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 3% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 13% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 9% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 28% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 47% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 116 responses

  • 0% We have campus police?
  • 3% Not very visible.
  • 4% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 57% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 36% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 117 responses

  • 1% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 15% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 52% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 32% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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