Health & Safety

Location
Los Angeles, CA
Undergrads
27,365
Tuition (in-state)
$35,570 ($12,692)
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: In my first year I haven't heard about a lot of campus violence, but there has been a few sexual assaults. There has been reports of robberies and a peeping Tom in the North Village.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I don't always feel safe on campus because I've been harassed by an older man who had attacked other girls like me. He followed me until I was blocked off and told me to do uncomfortable things. After I reported it the police hours after crying, he was merely kicked off campus with a warning not to come back. I was very displeased with the university not putting him in jail. Many girls stories of being touched and harassed by this man circulated as my friend, who too was harassed by this man the night before, posted it on Facebook. One girl before me reported it, but still, the man was never arrested. The reason by the cops was the simple fact that us, the victims, did not scream or yell no.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: There's buttons to push when you run into trouble at the residence halls--it'll call over campus security. You can also call campus police to walk you home at night. I don't know how often people utilize these services. It should be more emphasized.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Generally, I do feel safe on campus as it's well-lit at night.

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The pathways are always lit, and the campus is always surrounded by people. There are even emergency posts and security that can escort you.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 126th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 196th
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 950th
    Safest Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Suzy Strutner
Hometown
Newport Beach, Calif.
Major
Communication Studies
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Given its big city location, UCLA is a very secure campus by day—the school boasts its own police force and an on-campus record including little more than petty theft. Although campus doesn't feel as safe at night due to its openness and size, UCPD works hard to make Bruins feel assured. Community Service Officers (CSO) are student police who respond to calls for a van ride or walk home from anywhere on campus or in parts of Westwood. Students can simply dial 835-WALK anytime from after dusk until 1 a.m. for an escort, no questions asked.

Once safely at your dorm, you'll encounter Access Control. This team keeps non-residents from trying to enter dorms from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Residents must swipe their ID card to enter a dorm during these hours and need to sign in non-resident guests. However, this is not the case in suite-style buildings, which are open to any visitor (or intruder, for that matter) who wishes to enter. Though incidents are rare, the suites are usually the target of on-campus burglaries. While acts of violence or robbery near campus are rare, they are definitely not out of the question in an urban world such as UCLA's. Unlocked off-campus apartments have recently been the target of burglaries, and a smattering of girls have been assaulted while walking solo. However, if caution and care are used, you should feel secure at school.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 2
  • Arson: 1
  • Burglary: 123
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 3
  • Sex Offenses: 31
  • Vehicle Theft: 23
Security Office
UCLA Police Department
Kinross Building, 601 Westwood Plaza
(310) 825-1491
map.ais.ucla.edu/go/police
Safety Services
  • Anonymous tip line
  • Blue-light emergency phones
  • BruinAlert test messaging system
  • Crime alerts online
  • Crime prevention presentations
  • Crime reports in The Daily Bruin
  • Night campus vans
  • Night escort services
  • Rape prevention program
  • S.T.O.P. Plate Program (security plates for electronics)
Health Center
Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center
221 Westwood Plaza
(310) 825-4073
www.studenthealth.ucla.edu
Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Health Services
  • Accupuncture
  • After-hours advice nurse
  • Allergy shots
  • Basic medical services
  • Counseling
  • Eye care
  • Immunizations
  • Massage
  • Men's health
  • Occupational therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical therapy
  • Primary care
  • Psychological services
  • STD screening
  • Travel medicine
  • Tuberculosis screening
  • Women's health
  • X-rays
Day Care Services?
Yes
Did You Know?
In 1988, Access Control started because homeless people were living in the lounging areas between the north and south side of the dorms. This service kept out the homeless and cut petty theft in the dorms. Campus officials have worked hard to make students feel safe.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 179 responses

  • 15% Theft/robberies
  • 13% Walking alone
  • 11% Criminal activity near campus
  • 11% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 10% Non-students on campus
  • 9% None
  • 7% Excessive drinking
  • 6% Drugs
  • 4% Unlit pathways
  • 3% Dorm safety
  • 3% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 2% Gang violence
  • 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 13 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 178 responses

  • 1% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 8% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 12% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 24% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 54% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 178 responses

  • 3% We have campus police?
  • 10% Not very visible.
  • 12% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 63% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 12% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 178 responses

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 16% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 47% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 38% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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