Health & Safety

Location
Austin, TX
Undergrads
37,083
Tuition (in-state)
$33,128 ($9,790)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The most crimes that occur on campus are thefts. Sexual assaults do occur but UT is taking the innitiative of BeVocal to create a much safer environment.

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: On campus is very safe. Downtown is more dangerous, and west campus can be dangerous too

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Overall, I have felt safe with my possessions on campus.

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: The health services are easy to access and easy to use. The staff is very supportive and caring. The crime on campus is minimal. There are panic buttons all across campus to alert the police if necessary. The police are constantly patrolling. I have walked home by myself at 1 in the morning and I am a single female. You can go running at night and do not have to worry. The areas around campus are safe as well. They are where most of the students live off campus.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: UT is very focused on healthy options and providing ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

3 people found this useful Report
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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 32nd
    Best Student Health Center
  • 328th
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 1258th
    Safest Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Tony Griffin
Hometown
Houston, TX
Major
Marketing
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Overall, students feel safe on campus. The UT campus is well lit, there are generally at least some people on campus at all times, and programs such as SURE Walk (which offers a walk late at night home from the libraries on campus), and UTPD Escort Service, both contribute to better feelings of security to students. There are few guys who don't feel safe walking on campus alone, and many girls feel safe walking alone, as well. However, it is a good policy to walk with others rather than alone. Campus police are usually seen on campus, and there are blue-light phones that will notify police of your location on campus if there is ever an emergency. While most girls feel safe walking on the actual campus alone at night, the areas surrounding campus are a different story. In the West Campus area there are definitely dangers. There have been various “West Campus Rapists.” Walking alone in West Campus at night is unsafe behavior. However, if you take general precautions, Austin and the campus area are safe.

Just be smart and don’t take unnecessary risks. Austin is not a high crime city—it's not like living in inner-city Houston, Los Angeles, or New York. Austin is a much quieter town crime-wise, but that's not to say things don’t happen. But, for the most part, if you are aware of your surroundings, and especially if you are on campus, safety and security are a non-issue.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 2
  • Arson: 2
  • Burglary: 37
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 6
  • Sex Offenses: 1
  • Vehicle Theft: 10
Security Office
UT Police Department
2201 Robert Dedman Dr.
(512) 471-4441
www.utexas.edu/police
Safety Services
  • Alcohol awareness programs
  • Bicycle registration
  • Community Oriented Policing (COP) Program
  • Defensive Driving Classes
  • Emergency call boxes (120+)
  • Fingerprinting
  • K-9 Unit
  • Lost and found
  • Personal safety programs
  • Rape Aggression Defense (RAD)
Health Center
University Health Services
100 W. Dean Keaton St.
(512) 471-4955 (appointments), (512) 475-NURSE (24-hour nurse advice)
healthyhorns.utexas.edu
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Alcohol and drug counseling
  • Birth control
  • Classes and workshops
  • General medical care
  • Immunizations and allergy shots
  • Mental health
  • Nutrition
  • Pharmacy
  • Sports medicine
  • Urgent care
  • Women's health
Day Care Services?
Yes
Did You Know?
You can become a Sexual Health Peer Advisor or an Alcohol and Drug Education Peer Advisor at the University Health Services and receive class credit, as well as volunteer your time and learn valuable information.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 200 responses

  • 15% Walking alone
  • 13% Theft/robberies
  • 11% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 10% Criminal activity near campus
  • 10% Non-students on campus
  • 10% Excessive drinking
  • 8% None
  • 6% Drugs
  • 5% Unlit pathways
  • 3% Violence among students
  • 2% Dorm safety
  • 2% Gang violence
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 2% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 13 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 199 responses

  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 1% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 4% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 15% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 17% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 64% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 200 responses

  • 2% We have campus police?
  • 10% Not very visible.
  • 9% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 61% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 18% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 200 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.
  • 28% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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