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4 College Student

Health & Safety: Public Safety on campus is good for the neighborhood we're in, Harlem, NY. I feel comfortable walking through campus alone and in the nearby areas as well. If it is late at night the can pick you up from the train station and drive you to the dorms or campus.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel very safe attending city college. There are programs and classes that try to prevent sexual assault at the school and it seems to be working since this crime seems non-existent.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: The guard at every entrance is a good thing but sometimes the guards aren't paying attention. They lock the gates during the weekends but it's pointless because there are other points of entrance for the school.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Genirally I feel really safe here.

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4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Our campus always promote help for any sexual assault victim.


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No one wants to attend a college where crime rates are high and murder is prevalent. At City College, safety and security is taken seriously. Every student is given an identification card that they must show when they enter the different buildings on campus, including the libraries. City is linked to the CUNY alert system, which allows students who sign up to be notified of emergencies around New York and on campus. City, no matter how sappy it might sound, wants the best for its students. The campus is near a police station; day in and day out there are officers going around campus to enforce security. There are shuttle services located on campus as well, so students can travel back and forth between the campus and the subway (which is five to ten minutes away) safely.

Safety is the last thing to worry about at City, but it's always good to be extra careful. Although the campus security is okay, it could most definitely be better. It's not impossible to bring strangers into the buildings; the guards can get pretty bored and go lax on their security enforcement. Still, there is little to worry about when it comes to safety. Stealing isn't prevalent, however it does happen at times. Remember that this is New York City. Keeping a watch on all your personal belongings is the cool thing to do.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 1
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 24
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 8
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
Office of Public Safety
NAC Building, 4/201
(212) 650-7777 (emergencies); (212) 650-6911 (non-emergencies)
Safety Services
  • CUNY alert system
  • Guards around campus
  • Night bus service to and from the subway
  • Police officers on patrol
Health Center
Wellness and Counseling Center
Marshak Science Building, Room J-15
(212) 650-8222
Monday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Wednesday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Gym screenings
  • Health education
  • Immunizations
  • Medical care referrals
  • Over-the-counter medications
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 90 responses

  • 21% None
  • 18% Criminal activity near campus
  • 12% Theft/robberies
  • 10% Walking alone
  • 10% Non-students on campus
  • 6% Unlit pathways
  • 5% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 3% Gang violence
  • 3% Dorm safety
  • 3% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 3% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Drugs
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 1% Excessive drinking

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 74 responses

Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
  • Alcohol plays a significant role in sexual assault on campus.
  • Campus administrators provide a supportive environment for victims of sexual assault.
  • Campus administrators work hard to actively prevent sexual assaults on our campus.
  • A friend, a classmate, or I have been a victim of sexual assault on/near our campus.
  • Our campus has easily accessible support services in place to address sexual assaults.
  • Sexual assaults are a serious problem on campus.
  • Students take the issue of sexual assault on campus seriously.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 89 responses

  • 36% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 55% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 2% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 4% Not very visible.
  • 2% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 108 responses

  • 33% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 53% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 13% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 1% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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