Health & Safety

Kingston, RI
Tuition (in-state)
$28,016 ($12,450)
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: every couple of feet there is a shining blue button you can press for help if you need. i'm never scared walking home from the library late at night because there is constantly police, the shining lights, and the campus is very alive at all times. Also, if something were to happen there are so many places you can go and get help and talk to someone, i feel so safe here :)

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Security is easy to get in contact with but does not do much to settle the situation.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: There are emergency lights and campus police, but there have been robberies and sexual assault/physical assaults.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are emergency red buttons in every corner of our campus and security is a few seconds away. There are many lights on campus for walking alone at night and a service available for kids who want to be walked back to their dorm room; a number you could call and someone will walk with you. There are also telephones located on campus to call the police in case of an assault or emergency. Overall I feel pretty safe.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: After being at a different school, I feel much safer at the University of Rhode Island and feel as though security is taken much more seriously.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 88th
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 523rd
    Best Student Health Center
  • 797th
    Safest Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Anthony aRusso
Johnston, RI
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Most students agree that they feel safe on campus. You will only find predominately students, faculty, staff, or visitors treading through campus. URI is not in the middle of a city or surrounded by other main attractions—it is just a college campus, and every person on campus has a reason for being there. This limits the amount of outsiders that may straggle into URI and allows students to feel safe and free to walk around campus without having to worry about any outside elements.

Students say that safety precautions, like emergency phones and escorts, make them feel more comfortable on campus, especially at night. Since the campus is rather large, well-lit areas are essential for providing safety once the sun sets. However, students are encouraged to walk in groups at night, and they shouldn’t let just anyone into the resident halls. All residents need an ID in order to enter the dorms, but people do get in without them through the help of fellow students. Security cameras have been installed in dorms, throughout campus, and in parking lots, and police patrol the campus 24 hours, seven days a week. There are also large, blue emergency stations around campus that students can use to notify police if they are in trouble or just need an escort back to the dorms. A close eye is kept on students, and the University is doing all it can to provide for the students' safety. When it comes to safety, all is well at URI.


Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 2
  • Burglary: 29
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 2
  • Sex Offenses: 10
  • Vehicle Theft: 8
Security Office
(401) 874-2121 42121 (on campus)
Safety Services
  • Campus emergency phones
  • Campus escort
  • Emergency medical services
  • Rape crisis center
  • SafeRide/SafeWalk
Health Center
Dr. Pauline B. Wood Health Services
Potter Building
(401) 874-2246
Health Services
  • Birth control
  • Complete physicals and basic medical services
  • Dermatology
  • Gynecology
  • Immunizations
  • Internal medicine
  • Nutritionist
  • Orthopedics
  • Pharmacy
  • Psychiatry
  • X-ray lab
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 78 responses

  • 14% Theft/robberies
  • 14% None
  • 12% Walking alone
  • 11% Excessive drinking
  • 9% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 8% Drugs
  • 8% Non-students on campus
  • 6% Violence among students
  • 4% Unlit pathways
  • 3% Criminal activity near campus
  • 3% Dorm safety
  • 3% Lack of safety escort services
  • 3% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 1% Gang violence

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 8 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 77 responses

  • 3% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 3% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 6% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 8% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 40% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 40% High quality, very convenient.

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

  • 1% We have campus police?
  • 9% Not very visible.
  • 22% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 59% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 9% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

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

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 15% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 53% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 32% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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