Health & Safety

Mayaguez, PR
Tuition (in-state)
$4,841 ($2,819)
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University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras
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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: There are some few robberies of computers and stuff like that during the semester. But I haven't had any incident in my 6 years at the college.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: Health is perfect but safety not very good. There's criminality and robbery

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Like in many places, some polices make their job and have the disposition to attend the needs of the students, but others are there only to get paid later. Few time ago by email we were informed about the crimes taking place in the campus, but only that the information, not with a solution presented. Recently, no many crimes were reported, thats mean the crimes are less now.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Safety Comes First – During the day the Mayaguez campus of the University of Puerto Rico is an excellent place to be, you don't have to worry about anything, but as the night comes in and the number of police officers reduces, you better watch out. It's not safe to be alone studying or walking in some areas. There is a security escort service which helps a lot but not every student knows about this. Every month students receive an email stating all criminal activity and incidents reported along that past month which helps students keep in mind where and when not to be and to watch out for certain stuff. Healt services among the campus is excellent, with free dental and medical services with real doctors as you would find in any hospital. Theres a paramedical group and ambulance crew available 24/5 in campus and will respong inmediately an alarm is raised. Health services is excellent, security is good but could be better.

2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus Crime – During the time I've been studying here, I have heard of various crimes inside the university campus. Many of them involve the attack from burglars to women. In my case this is very stressing and affect the time I dedicate to study inside the university facilities.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 249th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 663rd
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 1122nd
    Safest Campuses

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Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 5
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 1
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 1
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Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 14 responses

  • 20% Criminal activity near campus
  • 16% Theft/robberies
  • 14% Walking alone
  • 10% Excessive drinking
  • 8% Drugs
  • 8% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 6% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 6% Non-students on campus
  • 4% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 2% Gang violence
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 2% Unlit pathways
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 0% Dorm safety
  • 0% None

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 15 responses

  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 7% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 13% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 13% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 67% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 14 responses

  • 0% We have campus police?
  • 0% Not very visible.
  • 29% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 36% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 36% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 13 responses

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 23% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 54% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 23% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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