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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Nothing ever specifically happened to me or my friends so my concerns are not really major

4 College Student

Health & Safety: The campus is relatively small making it very easy to get to and from places quickly and safely, the only problem is when its pitch black and you have to walk to hillside alone because the stadium lights are off without any sign of security.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There was a recent incident where a campus police officer shot and killed a student.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: I don't have any problems or worries regarding campus safety. I know where I need to go if I have an issue and who to contact.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The campus police are great, but should respond to a call a lot quicker.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 367th
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 590th
    Safest Campuses
  • 672nd
    Best Student Health Center

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Paola Cardenas
El Paso, TX
Bilingual Communications
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Overall, UIW is a pretty safe campus thanks to the UIW Police Department. As a small campus, UIW does not encounter many crimes other than the usual car vandalizing or theft. The campus police are very easy to spot and are always looking out for the safety of the students, whether it is directing traffic at the exits and entrances at rush hour or checking for IDs when students are coming back to campus after a night out with friends. Students do not have a curfew, but if coming back after midnight, they are required to come in through the main entrance and show their university ID. If students wish to report an incident, they may do so online through the UIW website under the Campus Police section.

Getting sick is never on anyone's schedule, but just in case you come down with a cold or the flu, or whatever your situation may be, the Campus Health Center is the place to go. The health center is available to all students and faculty, and students are seen on a walk-in basis. Health insurance is available for all students. Students enrolled for 12 or more credit hours are automatically charged for the insurance, which protects students not only at school but also when they travel or go home.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 33
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 1
  • Vehicle Theft: 1
Security Office
Campus Police
(210) 829-6030
Safety Services
  • Campus Health Center
  • UIW Police Department
Health Center
Campus Health Center
Parking Garage, ground level
(210) 829-6017
Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Basic health services
  • Care for acute minor illnesses and injuries
  • Health education and counseling
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
To ensure the security of the students, call boxes are located in several buildings of the school to increase access to security personnel.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 46 responses

  • 26% None
  • 11% Unlit pathways
  • 10% Walking alone
  • 9% Theft/robberies
  • 8% Non-students on campus
  • 6% Dorm safety
  • 6% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 5% Criminal activity near campus
  • 5% Excessive drinking
  • 5% Lack of safety escort services
  • 3% Drugs
  • 2% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 2% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 1% Gang violence
  • 0% Violence among students

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 45 responses

  • 42% High quality, very convenient.
  • 33% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 7% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 11% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 2% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 4% Poor quality, not very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 45 responses

  • 16% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 64% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 9% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 7% Not very visible.
  • 4% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 46 responses

  • 48% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 43% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 9% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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