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Coral Gables, FL
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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: crime isn't a big issue because UM is actually in Coral Gables, not Miami. I don't worry about safety on or around campus much but I still don't go out alone at night

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5 College Senior

Health & Safety: I've never felt unsafe or out of place on or around campus. The University has it's own police force which is always on top of everything and responds to any potential threat. There are some areas around campus that aren't 100% safe, but if you use your head you will be fine.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I have never experienced any problems with health or safety.

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4 College Student

Health & Safety: We have a great police force, but you won't see them

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Campus security is very good about notifying people whenever an issue occurs and provides pictures of offenders so you can be on the look-out.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 63rd
    Best Student Health Center
  • 916th
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 984th
    Safest Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Sana Khan
Lauderhill, FL
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The majority of students on campus feel safe walking around at night, and there are tons of cops and security guards, as well as emergency phones in case there is ever a problem. Even though Miami can certainly be a dangerous city at times, UM is located in Coral Gables, which is a fairly nice neighborhood. Still, this doesn’t hide the fact that several incidences have occurred on campus in recent years. The crimes that were committed, which included burglary and sexual assault, were recognized because of UM’s policy of e-mailing the entire student body whenever a serious crime occurs on campus. This is a practice that is not in effect at most of the country’s universities. It makes students aware of problems that may exist, though the amount of students outside late at night rarely changes after these alerts.

Although UM officials are very concerned with crime on campus and they heavily investigate any threats, it’s important for students to know that crime is, at times, an issue. The Department of Public Safety should be commended for its honesty about what’s happening around campus. The department’s truthfulness in these matters makes students feel more comfortable walking around at night. No matter how many police officers the school hires there will always be a risk. The most important thing is that an overwhelming majority of students feel safe on campus and that there is very little threat of extremely serious crimes.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 39
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 2
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 6
Security Office
University of Miami Police Department
5665 Ponce de Leon Blvd., #10
(305) 284-6666
Safety Services
  • Abandoned bicycle confiscation
  • Alcohol awareness
  • Anti-theft program
  • Bicycle lock and registration program
  • Bicycle safety program
  • Blue-light phone system
  • Canes Emergency Response Team (CERT)
  • Canes Resource Officer program
  • Closed Door -- Open Floor Q&A sessions
  • Commuter Watch program
  • Crime Alert program/Emergency Notification Network
  • Crime mapping
  • Crime stoppers
  • Crocodile safety program
  • Custom hands-on programs
  • Good Behavior reward card program
  • Hostile intruder preparedness program
  • Identity theft awareness and prevention program
  • Laptop larceny program
  • Library alert program
  • Operation ID
  • Pedestrian safety campaign
  • Personal safety program
  • Promotional safety items
  • RAD program
  • Safe date program
  • SAFE program
  • Safety escort services
  • Sexual assault response team
  • Stalking/onilne community safety program
  • Student crime watch
  • Student orientation program
  • Traffic school
  • Victim advocacy
  • Video program
Health Center
Student Health Center
5513 Merrick Drive
(305) 284-9100
Monday-Wednesday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m.-4 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy injections
  • Counseling and psychological services
  • Immunizations
  • Lab work
  • On-site Pharmaceuticals
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Primary care
  • Specialty care/referrals
  • STD screenings
  • Travel medicine
  • Women's health
  • X-rays
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
  • After 10 p.m., no one is allowed into the residential colleges unless they are a resident or are signed in by a resident.
  • There are over 70 emergency phones located throughout campus. The phones are easy to spot because of their blue lights. They dial directly to the Department of Public Safety.
  • The Student Health Center administers flu shots and common immunizations at various times through the year. They'll even come to you, as part of a program that gives flu shots outside all of the dorms at the beginning of flu season every year.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 98 responses

  • 19% Criminal activity near campus
  • 18% Theft/robberies
  • 12% None
  • 10% Excessive drinking
  • 9% Non-students on campus
  • 9% Walking alone
  • 5% Drugs
  • 5% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 4% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 4% Unlit pathways
  • 3% Dorm safety
  • 1% Lack of safety escort services
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 0% Gang violence
  • 0% Violence among students

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 97 responses

  • 1% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 4% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 5% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 33% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 57% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 98 responses

  • 2% We have campus police?
  • 3% Not very visible.
  • 16% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 57% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 21% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 98 responses

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 8% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 61% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 31% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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