Health & Safety

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Could be a lot better for what tuition is.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Never had a problem, I feel so safe. I don't leave campus alone after dark.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: On campus I feel safe and have access to health care if I need it

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: off campus is very dangerous but inside is fine

2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Because it is a catholic school, contraceptives are VERY hard to get a hold of on campus

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 552nd
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 1164th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 1252nd
    Safest Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Ian Mehok
Pittsburgh, PA
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Seton Hall’s proximity to Newark has precipitated a solid security system. In the past 10 years, they have enclosed the University with a large fence. The only way to get in or out of campus by foot is to swipe your student ID card through a magnetic lock system. To get into dorm buildings, there are student workers and guards who also check your student ID card. Recently, the school has hired the infamous Pinkerton Guards to roam around school. They’ve also installed emergency phone booths throughout the campus. If students do not feel safe walking at night, they can have a guard escort them to wherever they are going.

An area where security lets its guard down is at the two gates on campus where cars can enter. Each gate has a booth that is supposed to check for parking passes on vehicles or assign guest passes. Rather than stop though, anyone in a hurry can merely use the age-old password, give a friendly wave, and never have to worry about using a parking pass on campus. Still, once on campus with a car, having access to any dormitories or student-only locations would require identification.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 20
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 1
  • Sex Offenses: 6
  • Vehicle Theft: 2
Security Office
Department of Public Safety and Security
(973) 761-9300 (emergency) (973) 761-9328 (non-emergency)
Safety Services
  • Campus Escorts
  • Emergency notification system
  • Emergency Phones
  • SHUFLY Shuttle Service
Health Center
Seton Hall University Health Services
303 Centre Street
(973) 761-9175
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Basic medical services
  • Counseling and psychological services
  • On-site pharmaceuticals
  • STD screening
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
  • Because of a fire in Boland Hall, colleges across the country have set stricter rules about smoking in dormitories.
  • Any furniture brought along to campus housing must meet California Tech. Bulletin 133, or else it faces confiscation.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 45 responses

  • 25% Criminal activity near campus
  • 14% Walking alone
  • 13% Theft/robberies
  • 9% Non-students on campus
  • 7% Gang violence
  • 7% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 7% None
  • 5% Excessive drinking
  • 5% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 3% Unlit pathways
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 2% Drugs
  • 1% Dorm safety
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 0% Violence among students

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 49 responses

  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 2% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 22% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 14% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 27% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 35% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 49 responses

  • 4% We have campus police?
  • 4% Not very visible.
  • 10% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 57% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 24% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 50 responses

  • 2% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 24% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 44% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 30% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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