Health & Safety

Location
Philadelphia, PA
Undergrads
24,382
Tuition (in-state)
$23,422 ($13,596)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I walk with Jesus so I am safe, and I have not really tried the health services.

2 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Non-students living in the area cause problems

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4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Security is great on campus. Definitely scary when you go outside of the Temple bubble, especially at night. Should always have another friend with you if you are off campus at night.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel safe almost always on campus, when I get off campus I can almost always count on seeing one or two bike cops patrolling the area. Most of the locals are very nice. The only times I would seriously worry about being robbed or hurt is at nights walking alone.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Philadelphia can be a dangerous place if one is not cautious. The safety and security on campus with the police makes living in a city atmosphere comfortable. However, it is not good to walk alone at night. One has to be aware of their surroundings. It is not good to put yourself in danger. Finding a friend to accompany you is usually best.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 148th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 1379th
    Safest Campuses
  • 1393rd
    Most Visible Campus Police

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Temple University is one of the safest places in Philadelphia. Temple police, city police, and security guards have been working around the clock to keep both Temple and the surrounding community safe. Security guards are posted at the front door of every residence hall and academic building, so if you are not a Temple student or staff member, you are not given access to the building.

If the police don't make you feel safe, then Temple has other safety features, such as the stadium lighting all around campus and the blue-light emergency call-boxes with a reaction time of 60 seconds. In addition to these features, the University also has something on campus that a lot of people call “Temple’s Big Brother"—the more than 200 cameras all over campus (even on top of buildings). So don't do anything on campus that you wouldn’t want recorded. In addition to security services, Temple University has one of the best health service centers for students in the city. Health services fees are included in your tuition, so if you're sick, do not hesitate to stop in and get checked out.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 0
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
Campus Police
1101 W. Montgomery Ave.
(215) 204-1234
css.ocis.temple.edu
Safety Services
  • 24-hour campus patrol
  • Bike registration
  • Campus lighting
  • Computer registration
  • Emergency phones
  • Shuttle services
Health Center
Student Health Services
1810 Liacouras Walk, Fourth Floor
(215) 204-7500
www.temple.edu/studenthealth
Monday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Wednesday 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Thursday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy shots
  • Dental care
  • Dispensary
  • Gynecology/family planning
  • HIV/STD testing
  • Immunizations
  • Laboratory
  • Nutrition
  • Physical exams/travel assessments
  • Referrals
  • Self-care center
Day Care Services?
No
Did You Know?
Campus Safety has more than 73 officers assigned to residence halls and the health center.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 168 responses

  • 19% Criminal activity near campus
  • 16% Theft/robberies
  • 16% Walking alone
  • 10% Non-students on campus
  • 6% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 5% Gang violence
  • 5% Unlit pathways
  • 4% Drugs
  • 4% Excessive drinking
  • 3% None
  • 3% Lack of safety escort services
  • 3% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Dorm safety
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 167 responses

  • 1% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 1% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 10% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 10% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 35% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 44% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 167 responses

  • 2% We have campus police?
  • 2% Not very visible.
  • 3% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 43% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 50% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 168 responses

  • 5% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 36% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 46% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 13% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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