Health & Safety

La Jolla, CA
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$36,095 ($13,217)
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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: It is really really safe.

College Sophomore

Health & Safety: it's very rare to see campus police even though campus crime is getting more frequent based on the emails I am getting through my school email

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel safe enough to walk on campus alone at night. There have been rare, occasional crime alerts, but for the most part campus is safe. We do have emergency alert stands and campus escorts, but I have not felt the need to use them yet.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Escort services available to anyone who calls.

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1 College Senior

Health & Safety: There have been stabbings, rapes, and murders on campus.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 186th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 201st
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 933rd
    Safest Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Juan Ramirez
El Monte, Calif.
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UCSD students are notorious for never thinking about safety and security—La Jolla is one of the quietest and safest cities in San Diego County. Security on campus is excellent;, and there are phones spread around campus that have a direct line to the police station, good lighting at night, and CSOs (community service officers) who will walk you anywhere on campus, all night long. For the first couple of months, UCSD can be intimidating, especially at night. Still, hardly anyone has had problems with security.

There has been a small amount of typical University crime reported at UCSD, such as petty theft, especially wallets and bikes, but generally UCSD is incredibly safe. Every year, there are reports of sexual assault, so keep an eye on your friends, particularly at parties or where there is a lot of alcohol. Some students even confess to never locking their dorm or apartment doors. The UCSD police station has done such a good job at keeping campus safe that many students forget to think about their safety at all.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 1
  • Arson: 4
  • Burglary: 53
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 1
  • Sex Offenses: 5
  • Vehicle Theft: 24
Security Office
UCSD Police Department
Campus Services Complex
(858) 534-4357
Safety Services
  • Call boxes
  • Fingerprinting
  • Lost and found
  • Night time escorts
  • Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) classes
  • Report copies
  • The Ride Along program
Health Center
Student Health Service
9500 Gilman Dr.
(858) 534-3300
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (opens at 9 a.m. Wednesday)
Health Services
  • After-hours advice nurse
  • Allergy shots
  • Ear wax removal
  • Eye care
  • Health education
  • Lab services
  • Men's health
  • Pharmacy
  • Primary care
  • STD testing
  • TB testing
  • Travel medicine
  • Urgent care
  • Vaccines/immunizations
  • Women's health
  • X-ray
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
  • Students can schedule a free appointment at the Health Center by calling (858) 534-8089.
  • Records show that the most frequent crime on campus is stolen bikes. So if you plan to bring a bike to school, don't forget a bike lock, as well.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 114 responses

  • 13% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 12% Walking alone
  • 11% Theft/robberies
  • 11% None
  • 10% Unlit pathways
  • 9% Non-students on campus
  • 9% Criminal activity near campus
  • 6% Drugs
  • 6% Excessive drinking
  • 5% Dorm safety
  • 3% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 1% Lack of safety escort services
  • 1% Gang violence
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 113 responses

  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 2% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 12% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 12% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 27% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 47% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 113 responses

  • 2% We have campus police?
  • 9% Not very visible.
  • 21% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 58% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 11% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 113 responses

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 14% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 52% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 34% Extremely safe and secure on campus.


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