Health & Safety

Location
Durham, NH
Undergrads
12,342
Tuition (in-state)
$28,882 ($16,422)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I always feel safe on campus. If there is an incident, you can sign up for text messages and emails and they tell you when an incident is reported on campus and they cannot locate the offender. I don't get these often, but they are helpful because then I know to be more aware if I'm traveling alone. There are also blue lights throughout the campus which you can push the button on to receive help. UNH also offers safe rides if you have had a few drinks and need a ride back to where you live in order not to drive while intoxicated, which I think is a neat opportunity.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: UNH safety is very important here

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: We have safety checkpoints all around campus. Just hit the button if you feel the need to and the police will be at the post soon. The are counselors for depression, sexual assault and other needs if they arise.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: People are around to help. Health services has good hours. I feel safe on my campus.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Security personnel will walk students to their vehicles anytime, no questions asked.

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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 88 responses

  • 16% Walking alone
  • 12% Excessive drinking
  • 11% None
  • 11% Unlit pathways
  • 9% Non-students on campus
  • 8% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 7% Criminal activity near campus
  • 7% Theft/robberies
  • 5% Drugs
  • 4% Violence among students
  • 3% Dorm safety
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 2% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 1% Gang violence
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 10 responses

Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
  • Alcohol plays a significant role in sexual assault on campus.
  • Campus administrators provide a supportive environment for victims of sexual assault.
  • Campus administrators work hard to actively prevent sexual assaults on our campus.
  • A friend, a classmate, or I have been a victim of sexual assault on/near our campus.
  • Our campus has easily accessible support services in place to address sexual assaults.
  • Sexual assaults are a serious problem on campus.
  • Students take the issue of sexual assault on campus seriously.

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 87 responses

  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 2% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 14% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 10% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 39% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 34% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 87 responses

  • 1% We have campus police?
  • 2% Not very visible.
  • 20% 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 88 responses

  • 1% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 11% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 56% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 32% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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