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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: We have a program called HEART, which is specialized in sexual health for students.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Although my campus is located in a dangerous area, Temple University does a lot to keep its students safe. We have an extremely large police force (3rd largest in the state of PA!), and blue lights are located everywhere. We also have buses that transport students to their dorms or even off campus apartments. On campus, I feel very safe, but off campus still requires one to pay attention and be every aware of his/her surroundings.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: It's best to walk in groups if you travel off campus, though you don't wan't to travel too far off.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I haven't heard anything troublesome yet so seems fine for now.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Campus itself is safe, but off-campus where most students live have slight crime with locals. However TUPD is always around and show a presence.


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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
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
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?
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 177 responses

  • 19% Criminal activity near campus
  • 17% Theft/robberies
  • 16% Walking alone
  • 10% Non-students on campus
  • 6% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 5% Gang violence
  • 4% 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 strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 15 responses

Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
  • Alcohol plays a significant role in sexual assault on campus.
  • Campus administrators provide a supportive environment for victims of sexual assault.
  • Campus administrators work hard to actively prevent sexual assaults on our campus.
  • A friend, a classmate, or I have been a victim of sexual assault on/near our campus.
  • Our campus has easily accessible support services in place to address sexual assaults.
  • Sexual assaults are a serious problem on campus.
  • Students take the issue of sexual assault on campus seriously.

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 176 responses

  • 1% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 1% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 10% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 11% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 35% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 43% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 177 responses

  • 2% We have campus police?
  • 2% Not very visible.
  • 3% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 42% 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 177 responses

  • 5% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 38% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 45% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 13% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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