Health & Safety

Collegeville, PA
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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Honestly my college is the best i would not want to go anywhere else.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: Safety on campus is pretty good, with the biggest problem just being binge drinking. The health center is not very useful, since it isn't even open on weekends or after five.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus safety is great. Ursinus is a wet campus so they are just there to look out for you if you need help, otherwise they won't really bother you too much. The wellness center is open during the week, but on the weekends when most student's really need it, they aren't which is SUPER inconvenient.

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5 College Junior

Health & Safety: I never feel unsafe. The campus is well lit and the safety officers are constantly making rounds. I've had them come in and check on me when I was pulling an all nighter in a classroom!

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have always felt safe and comfortable on Ursinus College's campus. Campus safety is located in the center of the campus by wismer (our caf) so they are always around, friendly, and available. It is a small school located in Collegeville, PA so most people don't even lock their dorm doors because it is such a safe environment on campus as well as off campus. Every student gets a laptop so people leave their laptops in the library and walk away knowing it will still be there because everyone has one. I feel very safe at Ursinus College.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 71st
    Safest Campuses
  • 479th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 1201st
    Most Visible Campus Police

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Most students genuinely feel safe at Ursinus. There have been a few incidents of theft on campus, but the statistics have been declining every year. And to be realistic, most of these cases usually occur when students leave their doors unlocked, allowing easy entry into any room. On the whole, however, students are generally satisfied with their safety. In terms of students' health, they are in good hands here. The medical director in charge of the Wellness Center is an MD, and there is also a hospital nearby, which provides a broader range of health-care services.

Security is always present, and those who work in the campus safety department are very friendly and genuinely concerned with the safety of the students. The officers are not a sort of collegiate Gestapo, ready to break down any doors because someone left a beer bottle out in the open. In the event of an emergency, there are phones in every building so students can quickly reach the Campus Safety department. In regards to everyday security, students get two keys—one to enter the residential building in which they live, and the other to get into their room. Even being as close to a residential neighborhood as Ursinus is, students seem to feel very safe.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 1
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 22
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 2
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
Campus Safety Office
Wismer Hall
(610) 409-3333
Safety Services
  • 24-hour patrol by bike, foot, or car
  • Basic first aid
  • Emergency call-boxes
  • Escort service
  • Lost and found
  • Text message emergency notification system
Health Center
Ursinus College Wellness Center
789 Main St.
(610) 409-3100
Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy injections
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Counseling and testing for sexually transmitted diseases
  • Group therapy
  • Immunizations
  • Laboratory tests
  • Minor emergency services including suturing
  • Pap smears
  • Routine physical exams
  • Women's health care
  • X-ray and EKG services
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 13 responses

  • 32% None
  • 18% Excessive drinking
  • 14% Theft/robberies
  • 9% Non-students on campus
  • 9% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 9% Violence among students
  • 5% Dorm safety
  • 5% Walking alone
  • 0% Criminal activity near campus
  • 0% Drugs
  • 0% Gang violence
  • 0% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 0% Lack of safety escort services
  • 0% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 0% Unlit pathways

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 13 responses

  • 8% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 8% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 8% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 38% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 38% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 13 responses

  • 0% We have campus police?
  • 0% Not very visible.
  • 0% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 54% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 46% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 13 responses

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 0% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 8% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 92% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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