Health & Safety

Location
College Park, MD
Undergrads
24,486
Tuition (in-state)
$27,287 ($8,908)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Senior

Health & Safety: As with any urban campus, be careful and you'll be fine.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I think our campus health is safety is very good because I always see cop cars driving around making sure everything is okay. Also, we have a blue light system you can use if you are ever in trouble. The dorms require you to swipe three times to get to your room, plus you need your key, so it is very secure.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: We have Nite Ride which picks people up late at night however, it only goes so far. you have to be within a certain limit of campus to be picked up.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: If you don't have an appointment, you'll find yourself waiting a long time to see a medical proefssional.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Because the school is in not a great area, there is always a level of fear when out late at night.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 160th
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 256th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 1377th
    Safest Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Paul Yu
Hometown
Bethesda, MD
Major
Civil and Environmental Engineering
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Maryland’s Department of Public Safety, University Police, and numerous educational programs on campus provide a safe and prepared community for most students, but the location of campus causes potential concern. No matter how many video cameras, emergency phones, or neighborhood watches there are at Maryland, trespassers, vagrants, and criminals will still make their way beyond the gates after hours. As students will learn from experience, educational programs, or word of mouth, these evil-doers could very well be a legitimate part of the Maryland community, such as students themselves. Like many campuses nationwide, there are petty thefts, a few robberies, and a couple of reported sexual assaults each semester.

For students concerned about being out at night, here’s an easy tip: practice running fast. The best method of traveling across campus without a car after dark is to run. It is not only healthy and time-saving, but it also lessens the chances of an attack. Many criminals prefer running from the police than running after their prey. If a student chooses not to take the suggested athletic way to prevent being a victim, then there are always other methods of being safe, such as using one of the many exceptional resources on campus like escort services. The easiest way to prevent a crime is to walk with friends.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 6
  • Arson: 1
  • Burglary: 140
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 8
  • Sex Offenses: 15
  • Vehicle Theft: 39
Security Office
Department of Public Safety
Service Building (003)
911 (emergencies); (301) 405-3555 (non-emergencies)
www.umpd.umd.edu
Safety Services
  • 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols
  • Blue-light emergency phones
  • Campus text alerts
  • Early warning system (sirens)
  • Personal security presentations
  • Rape Aggression Defense (RAD)
  • Ride/walk along program
  • Sexual assault awareness
  • Video camera security system
Health Center
University Health Center
Building #140
(301) 314-8180
www.health.umd.edu
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Health Services
  • After-hours nurse line
  • Complementary and alternative medicine
  • Dental care
  • Immunizations
  • Laboratory
  • Men's and women's reproductive health care
  • Mental health care
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational health
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical therapy
  • Primary care
  • Radiology
  • Urgent care
Day Care Services?
Yes
Did You Know?
  • The UM Department of Public Safety is the only university police department in the state to offer a fully-certified, entry-level police training academy.
  • Students can sign up for text alerts when a campus-related emergency occurs-including early notification on snow days.
  • Students can also check this link for any emergency information: http://www.umd.edu/emergencypreparedness/weather_emer/.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 180 responses

  • 19% Criminal activity near campus
  • 15% Theft/robberies
  • 13% Walking alone
  • 8% Excessive drinking
  • 8% Non-students on campus
  • 8% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 7% None
  • 5% Unlit pathways
  • 4% Drugs
  • 3% Dorm safety
  • 3% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 2% Gang violence
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 179 responses

  • 1% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 1% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 11% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 16% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 24% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 47% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 179 responses

  • 2% We have campus police?
  • 8% Not very visible.
  • 22% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 53% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 16% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 180 responses

  • 2% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 37% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 43% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 18% Extremely safe and secure on campus.

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