Health & Safety

Seattle, WA
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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: UW medicine is the best in the state.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus police are always out an about and you see them driving around all the time but they are not over bearing at all. They offer great services like night walk and night ride and try to make you feel that you are safe. However there are a lot of criminal activities like robbery and theft, but students are alerted via text message or email and it is very detailed. Although we are never actually notified if the criminal incident has been apprehended or not we are just warned about it.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Safety on campus is fine. it's around campus that can be sometimes sketchy late at night but nothing major.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The homeless around campus are creepy and can sometimes be agressive, there have been a few random acts of violence just off campus but nothing more than you might expect in a city

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The health center is kind of far and I hear it doesn't help much

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 56th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 287th
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 1352nd
    Safest Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Emily Sugiyama
Seattle, WA
English/Women's Studies
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The UW creates and supports reliable and effective services, like Night Ride, a shuttle service that offers rides to students going to and from campus. Despite the precautions in place, however, there have been rare incidents of attack, rape, and other forms of violence reported around campus, and the homeless population on the Avenue concerns some students. The UWPD are a pretty dependable group, but UW's location in the middle of a well-populated city makes it a more dangerous place, and nightfall exposes campus to some of the same dangers city dwellers experience.

Much of the school grounds light up at night for the protection of any night wanderers, the dorms are locked and secured so that only those with keys have access, and emergency phone booths are scattered throughout campus. Certainly campus efforts cannot make students immune to violence and victimization, but there are fair precautions taken against dangers, and for the most part, students have many resources to protect themselves from danger.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 1
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 75
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 6
  • Sex Offenses: 2
  • Vehicle Theft: 19
Security Office
UW Police Department
1117 NE Boat St.
911 (emergencies), (206) 543-9331 (non-emergencies), (206) 543-0507 (business)
Safety Services
  • Bike and/or electronics registration
  • Campus alarms
  • Citizen's Academy
  • Domestic/relationship violence
  • Fingerprinting
  • Husky NightWalk
  • ID theft support
  • Lost & found
  • Police Ride-along
  • SafeCampus hotline
  • Sex offender information
  • UW Alert
  • UW WatchDawg
Health Center
Hall Health Primary Care Center
1552 University Ave.
(206) 685-1011 (information), (206) 616-2495 (appointments)
Monday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • After-hours nurse consultation line
  • Assessment of chronic conditions
  • Consultation/treatment for sports-related injuries
  • Counseling and therapy for mental health concerns
  • Dermatology
  • Immunization services
  • Online access to health professionals
  • Pediatric care
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical therapy
  • Preventive care
  • Recreational scuba diving medical exams
  • STD counseling
  • Study Abroad assessments and physicals
  • Treatment for illness or injury
  • Wellness resource center
  • Women's health care
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
The University has an emergency message system called UW Alert for students, staff, and faculty. E-mails and text messages are sent out to subscribed members with health and/or safety alerts happening on campus.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 149 responses

  • 19% Criminal activity near campus
  • 17% Theft/robberies
  • 17% Walking alone
  • 9% Non-students on campus
  • 7% Unlit pathways
  • 7% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 5% Excessive drinking
  • 4% Drugs
  • 3% Dorm safety
  • 3% None
  • 3% Gang violence
  • 3% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 1% Violence among students
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 149 responses

  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 8% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 12% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 26% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 54% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 149 responses

  • 1% We have campus police?
  • 15% Not very visible.
  • 11% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 56% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 17% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 149 responses

  • 1% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 37% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 46% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 17% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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