Health & Safety

Location
Champaign, IL
Undergrads
31,118
Tuition (in-state)
$28,664 ($14,522)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Health services are there, but not always the most reliable. It is a big campus, so there are problems with assault and theft.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: They try but there's still a lot of crime and a lot of dangerous drinking.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Nothing is overbearingly terrible but it's also not great. Campus crimes occur almost daily and usually don't feel safe walking alone at night.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The health center kind of sucks, it's at the corner of campus so it's far away from a lot of the dorms. And sometimes they don't really seem to know what they're doing.

A safety concern is the winter, because the workers that are in charge of snow/ice removal take FOREVER to get paths cleared, and if you have a winter like we did this year then you better bring ice skates to get to class, because apparently they just don't believe in salt. Ever.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: champaign and urbana off campus areas are kind of sketcy. also dont walk alone at night if you are a girl

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 95th
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 994th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 1374th
    Safest Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Emily Thiersch
Hometown
Wilmette, Ill.
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U of I is always looking for better ways to protect its students. There are blue emergency phones scattered all over campus, and security officers are always present, whether they are patrolling the bars at night, or monitoring speed limits in the daytime. SafeRides are also a valuable resource. They operate from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. and will drive University students to their dorm or apartment at no charge. So whether you are out late at the library or too drunk to drive, you can always depend on SafeRides to get you home. In addition, all the residence halls require either an outside key or an I-card after dark, so non-students can't slip in. Students know that the University is serious about their well-being, and they appreciate the security of the campus.

Emergency phones and SafeRides can only go so far, though. That is why the University tries to educate its students on the dangers that exist and the precautions that they should take. Whether it is a sign in the library reminding you not to leave your bag alone, or a workshop educating people on the dangers of rape drugs, U of I wants everyone to be in the know. Mass e-mails are sent out in case of a campus emergency, as well as text messages to students registered for the emergency notification system. Students are notified of any increases in crime or assaults so that they can be especially careful when they travel the campus at those times. All the resources are there, and if you choose to utilize them, your time at U of I should be very safe.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 2
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 70
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 7
  • Sex Offenses: 7
  • Vehicle Theft: 11
Security Office
Division of Public Safety/Police Department
1110 W. Springfield Ave.
911 or 9-911 (campus phone), (217) 333-1216 (non-emergencies)
www.dps.uiuc.edu
Safety Services
  • Blue emergency phones
  • Rape Aggression Defense System (RAD)
  • SafeRides
  • Student Patrol Walking Escorts
Health Center
McKinley Health Center
1109 S. Lincoln Ave.
(217) 333-2701
www.mckinley.illinois.edu
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Health Services
  • Basic medical care
  • Counseling services
  • Dial-A-Nurse Hotline (24/7)
  • Flu clinic
  • HIV/STD testing
  • Immunization and travel medicine
  • Laboratory services
  • Mental health clinic
  • Pharmacy
  • Radiology
  • Sports medicine
  • Women's care
Day Care Services?
Yes
Did You Know?
The Dial-A-Nurse hotline is open all day, every day. You can call this number for assistance with a simple cold or even for suspected alcohol poisoning. The people who work there are comforting and give great advice, just what you need when you have a health problem and the clinic is closed.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 159 responses

  • 16% Criminal activity near campus
  • 15% Theft/robberies
  • 14% Walking alone
  • 10% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 10% Excessive drinking
  • 6% Non-students on campus
  • 6% Unlit pathways
  • 4% Dorm safety
  • 4% Drugs
  • 3% None
  • 3% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Gang violence
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 2% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 1% Lack of safety escort services

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 158 responses

  • 3% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 1% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 16% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 13% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 38% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 29% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 158 responses

  • 1% We have campus police?
  • 9% Not very visible.
  • 30% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 51% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 9% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 159 responses

  • 3% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 40% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 45% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 13% Extremely safe and secure on campus.

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