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: I try not to be alone most of the time but when I am it is pretty scary how few campus officers or emergency phones there are anywhere.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I don't think I've ever heard of as many sexual assault cases near me until I started going here. One is relatively safe, but it's probably best to not walk alone at night. Or if you are alone, they offer a lovely escort service that will walk you back to wherever it is that you're going to (which I think is actually pretty cool).

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: there are several escort services available at night.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus - especially the hill - is really safe, access control after 9 pm every night might seem like a hassle to most people, but actually it keeps undesirables out of our "home." The RA are very nice and understanding ( at least on my floor) but will not hesitate to take the appropriate steps to ensure every residents safety. Basically its really safe here, because the school accepts the activities that are going to occur - underage drinking - and takes the appropriate steps to ensure everyone is as safe as possible.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are always people on campus, even at 2 am.

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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 171 responses

  • 15% Theft/robberies
  • 13% Walking alone
  • 11% Criminal activity near campus
  • 11% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 10% Non-students on campus
  • 8% None
  • 8% Excessive drinking
  • 6% Drugs
  • 4% Unlit pathways
  • 4% 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 would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 171 responses

  • 1% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 9% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 11% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 25% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 54% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 171 responses

  • 3% We have campus police?
  • 11% 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 171 responses

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 15% 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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