Health & Safety

Staten Island, NY
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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Like any other school, Normal

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Safety is the only thing I have a complaint about. The health offices are great. The nurses are nice to you as long as you are nice to them.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: The school is very safe and security quickly responds to any issues in my experience.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: They are pretty good with getting kids healthy here and keeping them that way

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The health center could use some new staffing... my friend was given an antibiotic for a COLD she had for one day (which is not proper treatment for a cold because antibiotics do not work on colds, as we learn in intro to microbiology).

The entrance to our dorms are protected by students at a desk who are supposed to see your ID as you walk by them. Sometimes the desk is empty for hours, or ID's won't even be checked. The only time this system works is when the adult during the night watch is on duty.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 337th
    Safest Campuses
  • 454th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 642nd
    Most Visible Campus Police

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Alex Videll
Laurel, Md.
English, minor in Anthropology, pre-med program
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Wagner's campus is very safe. The College security staff is very friendly and helpful, especially if someone is injured, and they are extremely vigilant and spots problems right away. There are also emergency call buttons around campus and in the parking lot in case there's an incident. Students say they feel safe walking on campus at night, and the buildings are close enough together that you won't need to walk for long anyway. There are very few incidents on campus, although there have been times when people who shouldn’t have been there have gotten into the dorms; however, Public Safety always acts quickly, and the students aren't in danger.

The Health Services Office is open until 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and until 7 p.m. on Fridays. The nurses are very knowledgeable, and they're very good at making students feel better when they're sick away from home. For a lot of students, this may be the first time they have to take care of themselves when they’re sick, and the nurses will make you feel like you're at home. They'll order any prescriptions you need from the pharmacy and call you once the medicine is delivered. They'll also call you a few days after your visit to make sure that you're feeling better and that everything's okay. There are also psychologists available who provide free counseling for anyone who would like to talk to one.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 14
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 15
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
Public Safety Office
House #4
(718) 420-3165 (non-emergency)
Safety Services
  • Anonymous crime reporting
  • Campus Watch program
  • Crime alert notifications
  • Emergency call boxes in several locations on campus
  • Safety and security programs
  • Student guard program
Health Center
Health Service Center
(718) 390-3158
Health Services
  • Allergy shots
  • Counseling
  • Lab services
  • Women's health
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 24 responses

  • 20% None
  • 18% Theft/robberies
  • 12% Criminal activity near campus
  • 10% Dorm safety
  • 10% Non-students on campus
  • 8% Excessive drinking
  • 8% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 5% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Drugs
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 2% Unlit pathways
  • 2% Walking alone
  • 0% Gang violence
  • 0% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 0% Violence among students

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 23 responses

  • 9% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 9% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 9% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 17% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 57% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 23 responses

  • 13% We have campus police?
  • 4% Not very visible.
  • 4% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 65% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 13% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 24 responses

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 4% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 46% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 50% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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