Health & Safety

San Francisco, CA
Tuition (in-state)
$18,098 ($6,440)
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4 College Senior

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus, if in the event I feel that I am in danger I can call for an escort or call campus police, and the students are generally helpful and supportive of those who have suffered a sexual assault. I have no hesitation in saying if a sexual assault were to occur within the proximity of another student, that help would come and there would be no bystanders for that kind of ordeal.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Student services have a therapy office and the health center has testing and preventative care

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: We have a few cops around, but not enough to protect everyone. It's great to have them there, but they don't really do much.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel safe on campus even at night, it is very well lit and has emergency posts all throughout campus.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Safe in the day, but be cautious at night times.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 68th
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 618th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 1134th
    Safest Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Courtnee Rizzo
Rocklin, CA
Grad Year
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Even though the school has seen its fair share of petty theft and midnight robberies and such, many of the students still feel very safe on campus. The San Francisco Police Department is conveniently located right next to the Library Annex, and the bicycle cops regularly patrol the school. The University even has sent out "Segway Cops" to patrol Parkmerced—the apartment complexes located right outside of the school, home mainly to SFSU students.

The bottom line to stay safe on campus is to follow the general guidelines students have heard again and again from parents. There is not a lot of serious crime in the SFSU area, so there is not much to be scared or worried about, but it's better safe than sorry. The amount of patrol officers and the easy access to the red alarm boxes on campus provide a safe zone for students.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 4
  • Burglary: 42
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 6
  • Sex Offenses: 3
  • Vehicle Theft: 17
Security Office
University Police Department
North State Drive
(415) 338-7200
Safety Services
  • Bicycle patrol
  • Campus escorts
  • Event services
  • Fingerprinting
  • Lost and found
  • Segway patrol in some off-campus housing
  • Sexual assault response team
Health Center
Student Health Center
1600 Holloway Ave.
(415) 338-1251
Monday-Tuesday 8:10 a.m.-4:45 p.m., Wednesday 10 a.m.-4:45 p.m., Thursday-Friday 8:10 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Health Services
  • Basic and augmented services
  • Elective physicals
  • HIV testing
  • Laboratory
  • Medication refills
  • Nutrition clinic
  • Optometry clinic
  • Pharmacy services
  • Podiatry clinic
  • Psychiatry services
  • Rehabilitation and physical therapy
  • Tuberculosis (PPD) testing
  • Women's services
  • X-ray services
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 117 responses

  • 15% Theft/robberies
  • 14% None
  • 11% Walking alone
  • 9% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 8% Non-students on campus
  • 8% Criminal activity near campus
  • 7% Unlit pathways
  • 6% Drugs
  • 5% Excessive drinking
  • 5% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 3% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 3% Dorm safety
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 2% Gang violence
  • 1% Violence among students

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

  • 1% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 1% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 10% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 12% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 41% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 34% High quality, very convenient.

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

  • 7% We have campus police?
  • 16% Not very visible.
  • 16% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 48% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 12% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

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

  • 2% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 11% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 62% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 26% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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