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5 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: College of the Atlantic is a small institution with a large community feel. The campus feels incredibly safe, warm, and welcoming. Staff, faculty, students are known on a first name basis. This ethos creates an ideal working environment.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The night watchmen are always only a phone call away. The main building burned down in the 1980's, so COA is very conscious about fire safety.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The college is open to anyone in the public. None of the dorms or buildings are locked. The college is in a remote town with 2 police officers, and little access to phones, is poorly lit and "secured" by one older gentleman who spends his time sleeping in the library. I've heard horror stories of creepy people hiding away in basements on the college, and walking around with dark hoods. Plus there is a very high rate of sex offenders in the surrounding area. At least the dorm rooms lock...

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4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Quite Safe – It feels safe here. Although since this community functions through trust, it works 95% of the time as most people will pick up earrings and lost cellphones to return them. Laptops will be lying around for hours and people won't worry.

Seafox is a dorm which is a tourist attraction, so there are outsiders coming in during the tourist season. So we had to keep doors locked then so stuff wouldn't get stolen. Otherwise I would say most people trust each other here.

But since people trust this place too much, it sucks when someone takes advantage of our trusting community.

5 College Senior

Health & Safety: Chatty Night Watchmen – COA's campus is kept incredibly safe by two friendly nightwatchmen more likely to talk to you about community supported fisheries or have a smoke than bust you on something petty. As a small and effective community, COA likes to deal with lesser crimes or offenses in house, rarely opting to involve the police. I've never felt the need to lock my car or room, and feel comfortable roaming campus 24/7.


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Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 0
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
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Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 8 responses

  • 58% None
  • 8% Drugs
  • 8% Excessive drinking
  • 8% Unlit pathways
  • 8% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 8% Non-students on campus
  • 0% Dorm safety
  • 0% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 0% Lack of safety escort services
  • 0% Walking alone
  • 0% Violence among students
  • 0% Criminal activity near campus
  • 0% Gang violence
  • 0% Theft/robberies
  • 0% Sexual assault/date rape

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 7 responses

  • 0% High quality, very convenient.
  • 29% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 57% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 14% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 7 responses

  • 0% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 29% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 0% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 14% Not very visible.
  • 57% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 8 responses

  • 75% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 12% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 12% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.


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