Health & Safety

Gainesville, FL
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$28,420 ($6,143)
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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel safe, and if I needed health or safety assistance I could easily get it.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The place is great for health. I live right across from it.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The campus doctors office is very helpful but does not accept all insurances. Also, the cops are always there at the library and other areas on campus to keep watch.

3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: It's safe, but everyone should always be aware of their surroundings.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: We do have UF Alerts that are sent to us whenever an incident occurs. Because are campus is so open, anyone can just come uninvited.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 170th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 1221st
    Safest Campuses
  • 1295th
    Most Visible Campus Police

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Chris Kirschner
Bronx, NY
Grad Year
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UF’s state- and nationally-accredited police department is not just some lame rent-a-cop force. They keep an eye on the campus 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, in patrol cars, on motorcycles and bicycles, and by foot. In an emergency, they can be just about anywhere on campus in what seems like an instant. In fact, you might be a little dismayed with how fast they’ll be there at just the moment you decide to put the pedal to the metal and zoom past 20 mph on your speedometer. However, the noticeable police presence on campus makes anyone who remembers the UF tragedies of the early '90s feel better, and anyway, most of them are really nice people who genuinely want to help students feel safe at school. The infirmary adds to the feeling of safety, with its student-centered programs, low prices, and friendly staff.

Of course, like any community, UF is not completely free of crime, but if you take the obvious precautions, you should be fine. Don’t leave your laptop unattended and don’t walk alone at night if you can help it. If you are on campus at night and would rather not walk home or to a bus stop by yourself, call the Student Nighttime Auxiliary Patrol (SNAP). They will send a van to pick you and your guests up, and transport you safely anywhere on campus. Trust your intuition—if you feel something isn’t safe, it probably isn’t.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 6
  • Arson: 1
  • Burglary: 41
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 2
  • Sex Offenses: 1
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
University of Florida Police Department
Building 51, Museum Road
911 or (352) 392-1111 (emergencies); (352) 392-5648 (non-emergencies)
Safety Services
  • 24-hour patrol
  • Bicycle registration
  • Community safety programs
  • Emergency alert program
  • Emergency blue-light phones
  • Operation identification
  • Rape Aggression Defense (RAD)
  • Silent Witness
  • Student auxilliary patrols
Health Center
Student Health Care Center
1 Fletcher Dr.
(352) 392-1611
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m.-4 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy shots
  • Birth control
  • Dermatology clinic
  • General medical care
  • Immunizations
  • Laboratory
  • Massage therapy
  • Medical studies
  • Mental health services
  • Occupational medicine
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical therapy
  • Radiology
  • Sports medicine clinic
  • Travel clinic
  • Women's health
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 264 responses

  • 15% Walking alone
  • 15% Criminal activity near campus
  • 14% Theft/robberies
  • 11% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 9% Excessive drinking
  • 8% Non-students on campus
  • 8% Unlit pathways
  • 8% None
  • 4% Drugs
  • 2% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Dorm safety
  • 1% Lack of safety escort services
  • 1% Violence among students
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 1% Gang violence

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 263 responses

  • 1% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 1% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 10% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 12% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 24% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 53% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 263 responses

  • 0% We have campus police?
  • 3% Not very visible.
  • 17% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 48% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 32% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 264 responses

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 21% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 53% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 26% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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