Health & Safety

University of Richmond, VA
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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: it the best except for parking tickets everyone hates our parking guy, he has a quota and loves to ticket/ tow any and everybody. Other than that it is excellent, police would be available for anything you need them for if you needed them, but it is so safe here that they are pretty useless- not a complaint. They are parked outside of every frat party and drive around at night but wont bust you for underage or anything unless you are completely belligerent or carrying a beer. I never feel anything but safe walking around campus even at night and even alone.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: UR provides an extremely safe atmosphere, with it's own police force which is truly there to help you. They generally tend to let parties go on, and are around campus solely to make sure nothing gets out of hand.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The safety of the school is great but the campus health center does not have good open hours.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I've never felt unsafe on campus, but I think it is safe to say that especially as a woman, it is wise to follow basic precautions - walking to your car with another person at night and stuff like that. The campus is quite beautiful and serene.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I have never felt unsafe on Richmond's campus. It is truly like a beautiful park, and deserves its consistent ranking among the top 25 campuses in the nation

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 333rd
    Safest Campuses
  • 1030th
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 1152nd
    Best Student Health Center

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Laura DiLibero
Loveland, OH
Rhetoric & Communication Studies
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Most students agree that, aside from some minor vandalism and theft, UR is incredibly safe. One of the biggest deterrents to crime is that the campus police maintain a very visible and active presence 24 hours per day. The weekly crime reports that are published in the school paper usually show a few cases of vandalism or theft of iPods, and the biggest deal of the past few years was when someone’s car was stolen—something very out of the ordinary. The most common incident reports are of theft of University property, like laptops, reported missing from classrooms and labs.

Students never have to fear for their own personal safety. Although the University offers the Safety Shuttle to female students, as well as emergency phones, there is never any need to use these services. In fact, most girls feel comfortable walking around campus at night alone. The campus itself is very well lit, and there are cops everywhere. Students often refer to campus as the “UR Bubble.” It really does seem as though the campus is isolated from the outside world, and it is easy to forget that the city of Richmond is only 15 minutes away, a city which led the nation in homicide percentage per population a few years ago. However, at UR, you are safe.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 2
  • Arson: 1
  • Burglary: 29
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 2
  • Vehicle Theft: 2
Security Office
University of Richmond Police Department
Special Programs Building, 31 UR Drive
(804) 289-8715, 911 (on-campus emergency)
Safety Services
  • Blue-light Emergency Phones
  • Emergency alert systems
  • Safety Shuttle
  • Silent Witness
Health Center
Student Health Center
Special Programs Building, first floor
(804) 289-8064
Monday-Wednesday 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m., 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m., Thursday 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m., Friday 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m., 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Health Services
  • Acute care for illness and injury
  • Alcohol abuse prevention
  • Allergy shots
  • General medical care
  • Health education
  • Immunizations
  • Lab testing services
  • Medical equipment and supplies
  • Men's health care
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical exams
  • Travel abroad prep
  • UR recreation and wellness
  • Women's health
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
The University is presently one of only six private institutions in the country (and three colleges) that has a full-service law enforcement agency accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 18 responses

  • 29% None
  • 13% Excessive drinking
  • 13% Theft/robberies
  • 10% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 6% Lack of safety escort services
  • 6% Non-students on campus
  • 6% Unlit pathways
  • 3% Criminal activity near campus
  • 3% Dorm safety
  • 3% Drugs
  • 3% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 3% Walking alone
  • 0% Gang violence
  • 0% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 0% Violence among students

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 18 responses

  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 28% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 17% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 28% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 28% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 18 responses

  • 0% We have campus police?
  • 6% Not very visible.
  • 17% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 33% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 44% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 19 responses

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 5% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 32% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 63% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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