Health & Safety

Location
Fredericksburg, VA
Undergrads
3,846
Tuition (in-state)
$21,620 ($9,306)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The police are friends with the students and are always around to talk.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Not the best, but haven't had issues yet.

1 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Hobos on campus/beggars/people get mugged on campus/girl was raped on campus in parking garage.
Police park empty cars around campus but they're no where to be seen.
Try giving a small yank to the Dorm doors...you'll notice a good yank will get you in. Sure an alarm will go off but those don't alert police or anyone because those go off all the time. Doors are left unlocked often times (try side doors) so you can just walk on in. No one to check you in/make sure you are a student, with exception of eaglelanding.

This school has SO many security flaws it is scary. You don't notice a lot of these things unless you go here.

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College Freshman

Health & Safety: I've never used the health and safety facilities on campus.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: The police are always around. They are there to call if needed and there are many of the blue light security buttons all around campus. I do not feel unsafe when walking at night, however I always like to walk with people and not alone just to be extra safe. Campus crime is not high.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 610th
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 740th
    Safest Campuses
  • 804th
    Best Student Health Center

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Sandy Nicole
Hometown
Arlington
Major
Biochemistry
Grad Year
2015
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Safety is an area that is amplified at Mary Washington, with safety escort services that, with a quick phone call, will drive students back to their dorm after a night class. The same police make hourly rounds up and down Campus Walk, just to maintain safety. The honor code is emphasized from day one at the University, and the campus' safety environment meets expectations. On campus, students claim they can leave backpacks and laptops around, and they will still be there a week later, untouched.

Generally, the worst it gets at UMW is having a bike or a valuable French II book stolen. It is always a good idea to take precautions anyway, even in such a calm environment, because the risk of having a book stolen or being in imminent danger is a present concern anywhere. Given that, it is important to keep in mind that there are emergency blue-light response systems scattered around campus evenly. Pressing the blue button will not guarantee a quick response, but seeing as the campus is so small, it should not take more than a few minutes for the police to arrive.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 3
  • Arson: 1
  • Burglary: 3
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 3
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
University Police
Brent House
(540) 654-1025
www.umw.edu/police
Safety Services
  • Bicycle registration
  • Fingerprinting
  • Laptop registration
  • Safety escort services
Health Center
Student Health Center
Lee Hall, Room 112
(540) 654-1040
umw.edu/healthcenter
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy shot clinic
  • Route acute health care
  • Women's clinic
Day Care Services?
No

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 37 responses

  • 25% None
  • 12% Criminal activity near campus
  • 11% Unlit pathways
  • 10% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 10% Walking alone
  • 5% Drugs
  • 4% Excessive drinking
  • 4% Lack of safety escort services
  • 4% Non-students on campus
  • 4% Theft/robberies
  • 3% Dorm safety
  • 3% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 3% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 1% Gang violence
  • 1% Violence among students

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 36 responses

  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 6% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 11% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 14% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 31% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 39% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 37 responses

  • 5% We have campus police?
  • 3% Not very visible.
  • 16% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 41% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 35% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 37 responses

  • 3% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 8% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 51% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 38% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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