Health & Safety

Minneapolis, MN
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$18,709 ($13,459)
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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: It feels very safe on campus. At night, the major roads and paths are well-lit and the facilities for health issues are fantastic, though positioned in an old building.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: If out at night, it is probably best to call campus security escort.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I don't really feel worried about my safety. I have felt like there are always people around to walk with you if you are willing to ask.

3 College Student

Health & Safety: There has been in spike in criminal activity late at night, but there are free services for students to get by safely. Safety is not as much of an issue in the daytime.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are campus escorts and gopher chauffeur and the campus connectors go later so you don't have to be alone at night.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 22nd
    Best Student Health Center
  • 141st
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 1339th
    Safest Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Vishakha Mathur
New Delhi, India
Communication Studies
Grad Year
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The security at the University of Minnesota campus is remarkable. The University police are always driving, walking, or biking around campus—monitoring and looking for any suspicious activity or behavior. There are emergency phones located in many places to be used by students if they feel unsafe or are in any need of assistance. Students are highly advised to travel in packs, especially late at night. Otherwise, they should use the (612) 624-WALK to have an escort walk them to their destination.

The U of M takes its students safety very seriously. After some unfortunate incidents of assaults during Greek parties, security has been tightened up and consequences have been taken against those involved. Thus, this is a testimony that student safety comes first at U of M. Besides that, the campus and environment is secure, and the presence of authorities is substantial, but it is integrated in the surroundings. There are cops to do their jobs well to ensure that all the students are safe, but they do not interfere with students' lives. Students feel safe, for the most part. When any thefts or assaults do happen, the police emails all students to warn them of such activities. While the University does its job to provide campus security, students must always be attentive to their surroundings at all times.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 3
  • Arson: 1
  • Burglary: 186
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 4
  • Sex Offenses: 11
  • Vehicle Theft: 8
Security Office
The Department of Public Safety
Transportation and Safety Building, Room 100
(612) 624-3454 (non-emergencies)
Safety Services
  • Emergency phones
  • Security monitors
  • Shuttle
  • Walking escort
Health Center
Boynton Health Service - East Bank Clinic
410 Church St. SE, Minneapolis
(612) 625-3222
Monday-Friday 7:45 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Health Center
Boynton Health Service - St. Paul Clinic
109 Coffey Hall, St. Paul
(612) 624-7700 appointments
Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Basic medical services
  • Counseling and psychological services
  • Dental services
  • On-site pharmaceuticals
  • Optical services
  • STD screening
  • Women's health services
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
  • The University has its own Student Health Benefit Plan (SHBP), which makes going to Boynton Student Health Service cheaper than using some parents' insurance plans.
  • University of Minnesota offers its own dental clinic.
  • The University has its own police and safety department, fire station, and hospital and clinic.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 156 responses

  • 21% Criminal activity near campus
  • 19% Theft/robberies
  • 16% Walking alone
  • 8% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 6% Non-students on campus
  • 6% Excessive drinking
  • 5% Unlit pathways
  • 4% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 3% None
  • 3% Gang violence
  • 2% Drugs
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 2% Dorm safety
  • 1% 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 155 responses

  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 1% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 5% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 14% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 21% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 59% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 155 responses

  • 3% We have campus police?
  • 15% Not very visible.
  • 10% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 61% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 12% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 155 responses

  • 5% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 30% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 52% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 14% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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