Health & Safety

Location
Durham, NH
Undergrads
12,342
Tuition (in-state)
$28,882 ($16,422)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The campus is very safe and secure, you have to be careful like any college campus but you are virtually always safe.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Never have had a problem

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Safety is not really a concern, I personally just do not like walking alone at night.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I honestly have had more problems with the UNH police than I have with any other people on campus. I feel pretty safe on campus, but there are way too many police officers in employment. They have nothing better to do than to watch students like hawks until they can catch those smoking marijuana or drinking one beer rather than focusing on actual issues like monitoring traffic for drunk drivers or looking out for the violent drunks.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There were a few robbery scares last semester that were unnerving.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 541st
    Best Student Health Center
  • 993rd
    Safest Campuses
  • 1137th
    Most Visible Campus Police

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kate Dube
Hometown
Manchester, NH
Major
Chemistry
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Since UNH is a small campus, it is much easier to keep safe. However, no place, not even Durham, is ultimately safe. Most recently, the campus has dealt with a couple stalking cases, but, overall, there haven’t been any serious problems. It would be illogical to let a few isolated cases detract from how safe Durham really is. The campus police have a great relationship with the students and greatly care about their safety. When security or safety is compromised, the students are never left in the dark. Logistically, the emergency lights have a call button and an alarm that links directly to the headquarters of Campus Security. In theory, the lights are also placed so that each one can be seen from another light, so if someone is running from a threat, they can be tracked and helped more efficiently. With the recent problems with terrorism, all dormitories have been locked down 24 hours a day and seven days a week.

The local Durham Ambulance Corps also helps with the safety of the students and community. These highly-trained individuals are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and tend to any problems that students may have. They spend most of their time responding to parties where people drank too much, but they have seen every kind of emergency at least twice. Overall, the campus is fairly safe, and most students probably don’t think twice about a walk alone to their car at night.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 2
  • Arson: 3
  • Burglary: 4
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 2
  • Sex Offenses: 8
  • Vehicle Theft: 8
Security Office
(603) 862-1427
Safety Services
  • Fire safety
  • SAFE rides
  • Security escort service
  • Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Program (SHARPP)
Health Center
Monday-Tuesday 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Wednesday 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Thursday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 12 p.m.-4 p.m.
Health Services
  • Accupuncture
  • Allergy/immunization
  • Basic medical services
  • Counseling and psychological services
  • Massage therapy/meditation/yoga
  • On-site pharmaceuticals
  • STD screening
  • Student-run help line
Day Care Services?
Yes
Did You Know?
UNH campus police provide vehicle jump-starts with a special "Jump Pack" that looks like something straight out of Ghostbusters!

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 82 responses

  • 16% Walking alone
  • 12% Excessive drinking
  • 12% None
  • 10% Non-students on campus
  • 10% Unlit pathways
  • 7% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 7% Theft/robberies
  • 7% Criminal activity near campus
  • 6% Drugs
  • 4% Violence among students
  • 3% Dorm safety
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 2% Gang violence
  • 2% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 81 responses

  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 2% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 11% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 9% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 41% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 37% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 82 responses

  • 0% We have campus police?
  • 2% Not very visible.
  • 21% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 48% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 29% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 82 responses

  • 1% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 10% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 57% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 32% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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