Health & Safety

Location
Las Vegas, NV
Undergrads
15,885
Tuition (in-state)
$20,615 ($6,705)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I think the student health center is very nice and they have a lot of things they offer.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Nothing happened yet so it's okay.

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2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have yet to see any security.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: When I am on campus I feel 100% safe. The police on campus are always patrolling the university and making sure that everything is as it should be. We rarely have incidents that do not get resolved quickly and efficiently by our campus police. Even when I am at school late in the evenings using the rec center or library I feel safe and secure.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus crime isn't a huge problem, but the surrounding area at night has odd characters walking about.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 30th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 703rd
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 1249th
    Safest Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Meryl Manaog
Hometown
Las Vegas, NV
Major
Marketing/Film minor
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For the most part, the UNLV campus is surprisingly safe. The neighborhoods around UNLV are not the best, but few major crimes occur on the campus, though there have been some. Those committing the crimes are usually non-students. Car break-ins occur regularly, particularly when a concert is held at the Thomas & Mack Center.

UNLV police officers and security patrol the campus, even at night. Some will go so far as to check out open doors in buildings late at night. Call-boxes connecting to UNLV police are scattered throughout the campus to assist those in need, but their effectiveness has been questioned. Large shuttles are available to drive students to the general area of their cars also. Regardless of the campus' general safety, do not walk alone at night, as UNLV is still in the center of Las Vegas, which is a transient town that does not always attract the highest-quality people. Safety while going out at night calls for extra caution. Use common sense, and always walk in groups with at least one guy present if possible. The UNLV police do everything they can to keep the campus safe, yet it is up to the students to take it from there while out in the city.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 2
  • Arson: 1
  • Burglary: 47
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 1
  • Sex Offenses: 1
  • Vehicle Theft: 23
Security Office
UNLV Police Department
850 E. Harmon Ave.
911 (emergencies); 311 or (702) 895-3668 (non-emergencies)
police.unlv.edu
Safety Services
  • 24-hour patrols
  • Dormitory liason program
  • Lost and found
  • Ride Along program
  • Safety escort
Health Center
Student Health Center
Student Recreation and Wellness Center, first floor
(702) 895-3370
studentlife.unlv.edu/shc
Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy shots
  • Dermatology
  • Fitness screening and exercise prescriptions
  • General medical services
  • Health education programs
  • Hearing and vision tests
  • Immunizations
  • Laboratory
  • Men's health clinic
  • Nutrition
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical exams
  • Pregnancy tests
  • Sports medicine
  • Women's health clinic
Day Care Services?
Yes
Did You Know?
The University Mounted Police Unit was formed in 1995 as a way to effectively patrol large events such as concerts, football games, and rodeos.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 115 responses

  • 17% Criminal activity near campus
  • 14% Theft/robberies
  • 13% None
  • 10% Non-students on campus
  • 10% Walking alone
  • 6% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 6% Unlit pathways
  • 5% Drugs
  • 5% Excessive drinking
  • 4% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 4% Gang violence
  • 3% Lack of safety escort services
  • 2% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 1% Dorm safety

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 115 responses

  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 9% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 7% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 28% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 57% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 115 responses

  • 2% We have campus police?
  • 13% Not very visible.
  • 6% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 59% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 20% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 115 responses

  • 3% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 16% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 66% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 16% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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