Health & Safety

Irvine, CA
Tuition (in-state)
$36,000 ($13,122)
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4 College Senior

Health & Safety: The crime level at UC Irvine is very low. Students are always given updates on current and previous crimes through their Zot Alert. I feel very safe at UC Irvine.

4 College Senior


4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: It is relatively quiet around campus. Coming from a neighborhood filled with gangs UC's campus I is extremely safe. It may also have to do with the majority of the students leaving during the weekends and causing it to be deadly silent. However, due to the large streets cars have a tendency of driving fast. Coming from a biker's perspective it's a bit weary that I run the high risk of being a severe accident.

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Havent had any concerns will health or safety and dont think i will.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Irvine is safe to begin with. Still see campus police cars and officers around though. That's good?


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 27th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 49th
    Safest Campuses
  • 221st
    Most Visible Campus Police

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Tracey Xuan Nguyen
Hawthorne, CA
Business Economics
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The fact that the Irvine police do nothing but hand out traffic tickets like righteous hippies hand out fliers is enough to assume that Irvine is a safe place. Although the police—whom students refer to as the “Parking Lot Nazis”—can be irritating to say the least, handing out parking tickets is simply a sign of their overzealousness to do the job right, which can be quite comforting, even in a town where nothing happens—unless, of course, the ticket is on your car. The overwhelming majority of positive student opinions about Irvine’s rigid safety standards shows that the students here are comfortable about their safety. The town of Irvine, which consistently ranks in the top 20 safest cities in the U.S., mostly consists of retired citizens and white-collar workers.

As far as the safety issue on campus, you won’t be hard-pressed to find a blue-light post or a security guard in a golf cart nearby. And if for some reason you are pressed, just go to the phone and dial safety for an escort to make you feel safe. There’s still going to be an isolated occurrence of minor theft here and there, but that’s common at any campus. For the ultra-paranoid, there are lockers at various campus sites, like the ARC and the UCI bookstore, that you may keep all your valuables in.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 46
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 3
  • Sex Offenses: 7
  • Vehicle Theft: 35
Security Office
UCI Police Department
100 Public Services Building
(949) 824-5223 (non-emergencies)
Safety Services
  • Bike registration
  • Crime alerts
  • Emergency phones
  • Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) classes
  • Safety escorts
  • Shuttles
Health Center
Student Health Center
501 Student Health
(949) 824-5301
Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Health Services
  • Basic medical services
  • Counseling and psychological services
  • Dental care
  • Eye care
  • Immunizations
  • Lab services
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Physicals
  • Preventative health services
  • STD screening
  • Travel medicine
  • Tuberculosis screening
  • Women's health
  • X-ray
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
Irvine has the lowest crime rate of U.S. cities with a population of more than 100,000, according to FBI statistics in 2008.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 135 responses

  • 16% None
  • 12% Walking alone
  • 12% Theft/robberies
  • 9% Excessive drinking
  • 9% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 9% Unlit pathways
  • 8% Non-students on campus
  • 6% Drugs
  • 5% Dorm safety
  • 5% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 4% Criminal activity near campus
  • 4% Violence among students
  • 2% Gang violence
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 1% Lack of safety escort services

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 7 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 134 responses

  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 1% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 10% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 13% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 22% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 55% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 134 responses

  • 2% We have campus police?
  • 13% Not very visible.
  • 16% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 51% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 17% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 134 responses

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 10% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 29% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 60% Extremely safe and secure on campus.


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