Health & Safety

Saint Louis, MO
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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I constantly see public safety making their rounds on campus. They are very friendly when asking for help or general questions as well.

5 College Senior

Health & Safety: Webster University is very safe. Since I have been a student there I have not witnessed or went through any security threats or harm.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: This is an evening only campus and it is limited for these types of crimes.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Good counseling/basic health services, public safety does their job but isn't too annoying.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: For the most part, I do not have any safety concerns about this college.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 310th
    Safest Campuses
  • 717th
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 768th
    Best Student Health Center

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jamie Pope
Saint Louis, MO
Poltical Science / English / German (minor)
Grad Year
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Campus safety has never been considered a problem, nor a nuisance, and is usually handled thoroughly and effectively. During the daytime, Public Safety officers can be seen riding about in their go-karts or bicycles to patrol the parking lots or surrounding streets within the campus. The Webster Groves Police also have a tendency to be seen around the campus, roaming in and out of the streets.

At night, the majority of campus is lit up for added safety, especially around Emerson Library and Webster Hall. Security lights light up every parking lot, and Public Safety is always a phone call away. They are there 24/7, and you can contact them anytime through their phone number, extension number, or through one of the many emergency phones found in campus parking lots. Whether it is an escort ride to your car or an actual emergency, Public Safety takes every call into consideration. They are also trained to provide first aid care, and are the first responders to any health emergency that a student may have. In regards to the on-campus physicians, most students go through them without having to go to an off-campus site, unless the situation is too serious for the campus physicians to treat.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 0
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
Office of Public Safety
572 Garden Ave.
(314) 968-6911
Safety Services
  • Emergency phones at various areas on campus
  • Escort service
  • Lost and found
  • Video surveillance and card access
Health Center
Student Health Services
540 Garden Ave.
(314) 246-6922
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Health Services
  • Immunizations
  • Treatment of minor illnesses and injuries
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 37 responses

  • 45% None
  • 14% Theft/robberies
  • 8% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 6% Drugs
  • 6% Non-students on campus
  • 6% Unlit pathways
  • 4% Criminal activity near campus
  • 4% Walking alone
  • 2% Dorm safety
  • 2% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 0% Excessive drinking
  • 0% Gang violence
  • 0% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 0% Violence among students

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 36 responses

  • 6% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 3% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 14% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 8% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 28% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 42% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 37 responses

  • 5% We have campus police?
  • 14% Not very visible.
  • 5% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 49% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 27% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 37 responses

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 0% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 46% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 54% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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