Health & Safety

Mahwah, NJ
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$21,624 ($13,144)
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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Public Safety is... iffy. They're always there to crash parties and try to get kids to stop drinking, except they never really do anything--just cause more of a hassle. However, the campus in general isn't that big to begin with so I do feel really safe walking alone at night.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Public safety is constantly around. They take care of the students if they need to and secure the campus.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The public safety is very reassuring to me. I know that if there is a problem they are on campus. There are blue buttons around campus that you can push if you are scared or need help and they will come get you and bring you to where you need to go.

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4 College Senior

Health & Safety: They are welcoming and willing to help you

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: There are public safety officers roaming the campus making it more safe.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 377th
    Safest Campuses
  • 744th
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 961st
    Best Student Health Center

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Daniel Giacobbe
Communication Arts
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Students at Ramapo have few complaints about the lack of safety around campus. Campus Security keeps a close watch over just about everything that goes on around campus, from the partying to the parking. All of the areas on campus where it is necessary to travel are well-lit, with only the fringe areas and shortcuts existing for the brave. One area in particular, the trail between the College Park Apartments and Bischoff and Mackin Halls, can be intimidating, as the path leads directly down into the woods; however, this path is more deceiving than dangerous. Campus police regularly send out e-mails to the student body warning of any dangers, such as bears being spotted nearby or of fire alarms being activated.

In fact, many students have complaints about Campus Security being suffocating, and indeed they are quite quick to deal out fines and punishment, regardless of the severity of the offense. Much of security’s duty seems to be patrolling for non-stickered cars and ticketing them. Over the course of a week, a car without a proper parking sticker could be ticketed three times, despite the parking fee having been paid. Security also tends to loiter around parties, no matter how well behaved students may actually be.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 1
  • Arson: 2
  • Burglary: 8
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 6
  • Vehicle Theft: 2
Security Office
Public Safety
C Wing, C-102, ground floor
(201) 684-6666 (emergency); (201) 684-7432, ext.33 (non-emergency)
Safety Services
  • Direct hotline to the Mahwah Police Department
  • Public safety officers
Health Center
Student Health Services
Route 202 at Hornbeam Road
(201) 684-7536 off campus; ext. 7536 on campus
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., evenings by appointment
Health Services
  • Emergency contraception
  • First aid and emergency care
  • Flu clinics
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Removal of stitches
  • Smoking cessation assistance
  • Testing of STDs
  • Treatment of common illnesses/injuries
  • Well men's clinic
  • Well women's clinic
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
The Ramapo Health Services Center cannot give out allergy shots.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 28 responses

  • 30% None
  • 14% Walking alone
  • 12% Excessive drinking
  • 8% Non-students on campus
  • 8% Unlit pathways
  • 6% Drugs
  • 6% Lack of safety escort services
  • 4% Theft/robberies
  • 4% Violence among students
  • 2% Dorm safety
  • 2% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 2% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 0% Criminal activity near campus
  • 0% Gang violence

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 27 responses

  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 30% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 19% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 11% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 41% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 27 responses

  • 0% We have campus police?
  • 0% Not very visible.
  • 33% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 41% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 26% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 27 responses

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 15% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 37% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 48% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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