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Rochester, NY
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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: We hear about off-campus crime a fair amount, and there have been incidents on campus, but in general the campus feels very safe.

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3 College Senior

Health & Safety: The surrounding area is bad, but only when the weather is nice. They try their best and it is easy enough to avoid trouble if you take the right measures so having a bad run in is totally avoidable.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: security mainly just gets people into trouble

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Security always visible. If you are in the library or friend's dorm late and no bus available call security and they will take you home.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are blue phones everywhere - even in the tunnels. You can just pick one up whenever you feel uneasy and someone from security will show up to help you. There are also security escort services to take you home from anywhere on campus. The important phone numbers are listed on your key card for easy access. There is some crime close to campus but not really on campus, so just be careful when you're walking offcampus at night. I've heard of some sexual assault and date rape at frat parties, but I think that's a problem in most campuses. Just party responsibly and with friends and you should be safe.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 746th
    Safest Campuses
  • 806th
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 926th
    Best Student Health Center

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Dave Levy
Randolph, NJ
History and International Relations
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River Campus is generally thought of as very safe. Students feel comfortable walking around at any hour of the night, and there are multiple ways to contact security in the event of an emergency. Security is on constant patrol around campus, and there are more than enough on duty at any given time. The crime rate on campus remains low, and students feel safe walking around campus at any time of day.

Security is occasionally strict, as they are known to crack down on fraternities, and many end up on probation, so fraternity members resent security and say they give the fraternity houses undue attention. There was also an incident when security took students' bicycles that were not locked up for safekeeping. Additionally, from the outside point of view, there is not a large amount of security to go through when coming in. Pretty much anyone could come onto campus, and if someone swiped them in with an ID, they could easily get into any dorm. A few incidents have occurred due to this, but the campus generally remains quiet.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 2
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 70
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 8
  • Sex Offenses: 8
  • Vehicle Theft: 9
Security Office
Security services
612 Wilson Blvd.
13 on any phone (emergency) (585) 275-3333 (non-emergency)
Safety Services
  • Blue-light phones
  • Late-night escort
  • MERT (Medical Emergency Response Team)
  • Safety bulletin e-mails
Health Center
University Health Service
(585) 275-2662
Monday 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Tuesday 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Wednesday-Friday 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m.-6 p.m.
Health Center
River Campus
Monday 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Tuesday 9:15 a.m.- 9 p.m., Wednesday-Thursday 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday-Sunday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy injections
  • Counseling
  • Immunizations
  • Laboratory tests and x-rays
  • Medications
  • Patient Advocate
  • Physical Therapy
  • Primary Care
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
  • Security officers at UR are trained for 32 hours to hold a New York State license and undergo an additional 320 hours of in-house basic training.
  • In 1995, security added a bike patrol, which cut down on response time, maximized visibility of officers, and reduced operating costs of security vehicles.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 51 responses

  • 29% Criminal activity near campus
  • 15% Theft/robberies
  • 14% Walking alone
  • 11% None
  • 10% Excessive drinking
  • 7% Non-students on campus
  • 4% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 3% Lack of safety escort services
  • 2% Gang violence
  • 2% Unlit pathways
  • 1% Dorm safety
  • 1% Drugs
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 1% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 1% Violence among students

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 50 responses

  • 2% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 2% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 10% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 12% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 32% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 42% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 50 responses

  • 0% We have campus police?
  • 2% Not very visible.
  • 16% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 68% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 14% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 51 responses

  • 2% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 6% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 51% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 41% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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