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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Because the campus is downtown, and the city has a relatively high amount of homeless people, sometimes walking at night doesn't feel too safe

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel safe, but things can still happen.

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I get alerts on my phone on and off campus about problems!

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: The campus does a good job of responding to crimes quickly, but there are still several areas that need some work.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The safety on campus has been called into question recently due to rape scandals, but I do not fault the police on campus...I blame the administration. With that said, the police on campus are very active. The health facilities on campus are literally top-notch (no, literally top-notch).


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 109th
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 880th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 1152nd
    Safest Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kavita Gupta
Austin, Texas
Grad Year
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UNC officials and Chapel Hill police have done a great job making sure that the student body feels safe on campus. They offer many services, such as Safe Walk and the P2P to make sure students get home safely from the library or from a late night on Franklin Street. The Department of Public Safety heads a first-rate division of police, security, and emergency services that ensures that students live in a safe and secure environment. Public Safety and Community Oriented Policing (COP) keep Chapel Hill safe under a warm and cozy protective blanket. Security guards and campus police patrol the campus and streets 24 hours a day. Medical emergencies are typically tended to by UNC hospitals, which are located on campus and easy to access. 

Students are also protected by rules and regulations that the University has put forth. A student may face immediate expulsion if caught with a firearm or weapon. Furthermore, dorms also have security features, such as the use of a Flex Pass and a room key to enter. Students are advised to lock their rooms to protect themselves against both theft and other crimes. The campus also alerts students when there has been a crime or campus safety has been compromised. The biggest crime on campus is theft—primarily bikes and laptops—so students are advised to not leave their belongings unattended and to invest in good locks.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 8
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 6
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 3
  • Sex Offenses: 4
  • Vehicle Theft: 5
Security Office
UNC Police Department
285 Manning Drive
911 (emergencies) (919) 962-8100 (non-emergencies)
Safety Services
  • Bike registration
  • Blue-light phones
  • Community oriented policing
  • Fingerprinting
  • Lost and found
  • Motorist Assistance Program
  • P2P on demand
  • P2P shuttle
  • Pre-employment background checks
  • Project ID
  • Rape Aggression Defense
  • Safe Ride Program
  • Safe shuttle
  • Self-defense training
Health Center
Campus Health Services
James A. Taylor Building
(919) 966-2281
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Center
Orange County Rape Crisis Center
1506 E. Franklin St., Suite 302
(919) 967-7273 (24-hour crisis line)
Daily 24 hours
Health Services
  • Acute care/extended services
  • Allergy injections
  • Asthma care
  • Basic medical services
  • Counseling and wellness
  • Dermatology clinic
  • HIV/STD testing
  • Immunizations
  • Laboratory
  • Men's health
  • Nutrition services
  • Pharmacy
  • Radiology
  • Sexual assault response
  • Sports medicine
  • Travel clinic
  • Women's health
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
Campus police always warn students to keep their possessions in sight. Larceny is the most common crime on campus.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 78 responses

  • 13% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 12% Criminal activity near campus
  • 12% Non-students on campus
  • 12% Theft/robberies
  • 11% Walking alone
  • 10% None
  • 9% Excessive drinking
  • 7% Unlit pathways
  • 6% Drugs
  • 4% Dorm safety
  • 2% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 1% Gang violence
  • 0% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 0% Lack of safety escort services

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 78 responses

  • 1% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 13% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 27% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 21% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 38% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 78 responses

  • 4% We have campus police?
  • 10% Not very visible.
  • 15% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 65% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 5% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 78 responses

  • 1% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 18% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 54% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 27% Extremely safe and secure on campus.


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