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5 College Junior

Health & Safety: The city itself is not so safe. However the campus has police guarding the area

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Lots of safety lectures for this stuff

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: The campus feels extremely safe, although there are regular incidents that occur in the neighborhood.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel safe a male

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I believe a great effort is put forth to ensure the campus is secure.


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Hopkins has great security on campus. The presence of "hop cops" and other security guards 24 hours a day allows students to walk around campus safely. In addition, the security office offers walking and driving escort services to take students where they want to go within a mile of campus, so there is never an excuse for walking alone after dark. When students leave campus, they need to remember that they live in a city, and they should remain aware of their surroundings and avoid traveling alone. Some streets near campus are not safe, but the University offers precautions so that students remain safe.

Hopkins has worked very diligently to make sure that the campus is safe for students. The escort service, emergency phones, constant video surveillance, and police presence are services the school offers to keep its students safe within the confines of the campus. Crime on campus is almost nonexistent. Although parts of Baltimore are dangerous, JHU students should always feel 100 percent safe on campus. There are cases of crime several blocks away—mostly crimes against property—but the school does everything it can do to eliminate this. Hop cops even patrol areas of high student traffic that are located off campus to discourage crime. If students follow security guidelines, it is highly unlikely that they will be victims of crime. In a Reader's Digest nationwide survey that ranked campus safety, Hopkins was rated the safest school in America, a ranking based more on University initiatives, protocols, and operations than crime statistics. Overall, Hopkins spends a ton of money to ensure its students' safety and health.

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
Campus Safety & Security
Shriver Hall, room 14
(410) 516-7777 (emergencies); (410) 516-4600 (non-emergencies)
Safety Services
  • Emergency vans
  • Omnipresent blue lights with 30-second response times for assistance
  • Property registration
  • Publication of all crimes occurring on or near campus
  • Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) classes
  • Security escort vans
  • Self-defense classes
  • Walking escorts and monitors
Health Center
Student Health & Wellness Center
3003 N. Charles St., N200 (Homewood Apartments)
(410) 516-8270
Monday 8:15 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday 8:15 a.m-5 p.m, Wednesday 8:15 a.m-11 a.m., 1 p.m.-5 p.m, Thursday 8:15 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 8:15 a.m-5 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m-2 p.m.
Health Services
  • Basic medical services
  • Counseling and psychological services
  • HERO emergency response unit
  • Massage therapy
  • On-site pharmaceuticals
  • STD screening
  • Women's health
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 72 responses

  • 25% Criminal activity near campus
  • 20% Theft/robberies
  • 15% Walking alone
  • 8% Non-students on campus
  • 7% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 6% Excessive drinking
  • 4% Drugs
  • 4% None
  • 3% Unlit pathways
  • 2% Gang violence
  • 1% Lack of safety escort services
  • 1% Violence among students
  • 1% Dorm safety
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 0% Lack of a strong security presence

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 45 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 72 responses

  • 51% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 44% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 3% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 0% Not very visible.
  • 1% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 88 responses

  • 43% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 36% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 17% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 3% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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