Health & Safety

Location
New Paltz, NY
Undergrads
6,091
Tuition (in-state)
$16,008 ($6,758)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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College Junior

Health & Safety: I live off campus, and I'll only be transferring to the college in the fall. I have been on campus a few times and it seems like a very safe and clean environment.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: they always help if you need

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus police are there if you need them. The town is very very safe, and if I HAVE to walk alone at night I don't feel too nervous about it. During the day there is nothing to worry about ever.

4 College Student

Health & Safety: I've had no problems with the system.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel safe on campus and I know that if I don't feel well, I'll be able to go to the health center to feel better.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 539th
    Safest Campuses
  • 867th
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 1170th
    Best Student Health Center

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Samuel Borenzweig
Hometown
New York City
Major
Philosophy
Grad Year
2012
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Students feel safe at New Paltz, even when they are walking alone at night. Police cars constantly patrol campus and town. Crimes of any kind are rare, but the University alerts students immediately through email and/or text notification when a crime has been committed. This is also how students find out about school closings and snow days.

One great NP safety feature is the campus escort service, which runs all night. All you have to do is call the designated number, and someone will come and drive you where you want to go. All residence halls are locked to outsiders. When guests enter the building after 11 p.m., there are night hosts who ensure that guests sign in. Overall, New Paltz is really safe.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 1
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 11
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 5
  • Vehicle Theft: 1
Security Office
University Police
Service Building 100
(845) 257-2222
www.newpaltz.edu/police
Safety Services
  • Blue-light phones
  • Escort service
  • Rape Aggression Defense System (RAD)
  • Residence halls remain locked 24 hours a day.
  • Silent Witness
Health Center
Student Health Center
Gage Hall
(845) 257-3400
www.newpaltz.edu/healthcenter
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Discussion of urgent medical questions
  • Free flu clinic
  • General health care
Day Care Services?
Yes

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 46 responses

  • 19% None
  • 12% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 12% Unlit pathways
  • 11% Walking alone
  • 9% Drugs
  • 9% Theft/robberies
  • 7% Non-students on campus
  • 6% Excessive drinking
  • 5% Criminal activity near campus
  • 2% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 1% Gang violence
  • 1% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 0% Dorm safety

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 45 responses

  • 2% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 27% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 9% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 29% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 33% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 45 responses

  • 2% We have campus police?
  • 9% Not very visible.
  • 16% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 51% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 22% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 45 responses

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 13% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 47% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 40% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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