Health & Safety

Salt Lake City, UT
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College Junior

Health & Safety: Again, I am a distance ed student. So even though I pay the same student fees as the students on site, I dont actually have access to any of the student services including the student health center which is why I rated it at mediocre earlier. I am also un-aware of any safety issues on the main campus, but I feel quite safe on my campus extension.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: have been attending for three years now with no complaints

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I always have felt extremely safe on the University of Utah's campus.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: No place is completely safe but all the bad stuff seems to happen outside of my dorm and that is what worries me the most.

2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I get scared at night


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 21st
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 628th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 708th
    Safest Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Brian Washburn
Salt Lake City, UT
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The University of Utah is as safe a campus as you will find anywhere—period.  Even with its size, the U of U is not a place that you will find stalking predators waiting in the shadows. Of course, common sense should always be applied, but crime on campus is few and far between. The dorms’ security systems were built with Olympic athletes in mind, so they’re top-notch.

The most common crime committed at the University of Utah is theft of personal items. Students leave backpacks unattended, or employees leave their office doors unlocked, and then someone swipes their stuff. Keep an eye on your backpack at all times and lock the door behind you! This is common sense no matter where you go in life. If you're feeling worried about your safety, you can always call the campus police, and they will be more than happy to escort you to wherever you need to go.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 2
  • Arson: 1
  • Burglary: 25
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 5
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
University Police and Security
1735 E. South Campus Dr.
(801) 585-COPS (2677)
Safety Services
  • 24-hour patrols
  • Battery jumps/help with vehicle lockouts
  • Electronic access to buildings
  • Emergency and blue-light phones
  • Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) classes
  • Safety escorts
  • Walk in the Dark program
Health Center
Edwin & Grace Madsen Health Center
555 Foothill Blvd.
(801) 581-6431
Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Health Services
  • Basic medical care
  • Flu shots
  • Immunizations
  • Pregnancy tests
  • Prescription assistance
  • Sports medicine
  • STD testing and treatment
  • Travel clinic
  • Tuberculosis screening
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 116 responses

  • 17% None
  • 14% Non-students on campus
  • 14% Walking alone
  • 10% Theft/robberies
  • 8% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 6% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 6% Criminal activity near campus
  • 5% Drugs
  • 5% Excessive drinking
  • 4% Unlit pathways
  • 4% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 2% Dorm safety
  • 2% Gang violence
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 2% Violence among students

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 115 responses

  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 1% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 15% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 22% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 20% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 43% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 115 responses

  • 6% We have campus police?
  • 17% Not very visible.
  • 17% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 52% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 8% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 116 responses

  • 1% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 9% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 50% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 41% Extremely safe and secure on campus.


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