Health & Safety

Burlington, VT
Tuition (in-state)
$35,612 ($15,284)
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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I always feel very safe on campus, I have never had any problems. The health center is great too. It is incredibly convenient and everyone who works there is very helpful and kind.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There is a lot of drinking and drugging that goes on and nobody seems to want to stop it.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: Its about average...If you need anything you can always find someone to help you or use one of the emergency call centers.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Safe campus. The only crime is usually drug and alcohol related. Even though the campus is a public place, very few people wander about who shouldn't be there. Overall I feel very safe on campus. The only time I get nervous about walking alone is at night in the quad near Angell Lecture Hall.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Overall campus is great, but the resent attempted and successful robberies are worrisome.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 250th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 258th
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 501st
    Safest Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jason Bushey
Burlington, VT
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Students love the secure feeling they get by having award-winning police services on campus. However, many feel that University police are an overbearing burden on their conscience. But, more often than not, students’ perception of police usually comes down to a fear of getting caught. Students with nothing to hide are apt to have nothing to fear, while those sidestepping the law behind closed doors feel a bit wary. UVM avoids many of the problems that exist at other colleges and universities set in cities because with little crime in the Burlington vicinity, there is little to fear from the outside community.

One possible reason for an increased comfort level may be due to the President and his administration, which have increased the number of campus police. Be forewarned: The campus police are not simply rent-a-cops—they hold the same jurisdiction and power as state police. In addition, blue-lights dot the landscape, serving as emergency phones. Overall, UVM feels like a safe place. Some might feel that the police are omnipresent, especially those who get caught for alcohol or drug use, but that’s the name of the game and an aspect of colleges everywhere. But, overall, there continues to be little crime in the area.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 3
  • Burglary: 75
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 6
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
Police Services
284 East Ave.
(802) 656-3473
Safety Services
  • Blue-light phones
  • Crime alerts
  • K-9 unit
  • Property registration
  • Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) classes
  • Safe Ride
Health Center
Student Health Services
425 Pearl St.
(802) 656-3350 (medical office)
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Health Services
  • Alcohol and drug services
  • Allergy shots
  • Basic medical services
  • Counseling services
  • Eating disorder counseling
  • Health risk assessments
  • Immunizations
  • Lab services
  • Men's health
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Smoking cessation
  • Sports medicine
  • Travel health clinic
  • Women's health
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 52 responses

  • 14% Excessive drinking
  • 14% Walking alone
  • 12% None
  • 12% Drugs
  • 12% Theft/robberies
  • 9% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 7% Criminal activity near campus
  • 7% Non-students on campus
  • 6% Unlit pathways
  • 2% Dorm safety
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 1% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 0% Gang violence
  • 0% Lack of/broken emergency phones

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 51 responses

  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 12% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 24% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 18% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 47% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 51 responses

  • 4% We have campus police?
  • 6% Not very visible.
  • 24% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 59% 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 52 responses

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 12% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 44% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 44% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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