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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Most crimes are often reported and the campus stays within the law. There are security guards in the school, such as Kelly commons, and ID is required in some areas of the school, such as the library. The blue light system gives access to help in emergency situations occurring on campus. I normally feel safe when I am on the campus and when I go home.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Well it's funny. We do have security guards and I do feel safe, but that's mostly because of reasons outside of the school, and plus the area in which the school resides, but I feel as though things could happen if someone were to go off the deep end. The school isn't really gated so people could still get access and security guards don't really question whether you attend the school or not so people can and have walked in, just by acting normal. The good thing though is that they do send out warnings and alerts when something does happen, and that I am grateful for. Again I feel as though the area doesn't really warrant security with weapons and military tactics but it may be unsettling to some that some people can get in with little resistance if they act the part of a student, you know?

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I never feel unsafe at Manhattan College. The Campus Security officers are very friendly but take their jobs very seriously which many people appreciate. I have never needed to call them and hope I never have to but I know that they would be there for me anytime I need for anything I feel unsafe or uncomfortable about. They are also very good at sending out emails and informing the campus about things like storm warnings or things that have happened on campus. I have never seen them slack at their job and they always go above and beyond to make sure people feel safe.

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Security is good at Manhattan, especially in dorms

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: In the immediate area surrounding the school isn't extremely safe. There was a shooting last week at the McDonald's only like 10 blocks away (5-10 minute walk)


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The Manhattan College Public Safety does a magnificent job of protecting the students and ensuring that the campus is safe at all times. The campus is not very big, so Public Safety does not have a lot of ground to cover. But the campus does have a lot of dark areas, and Public Safety can often be seen walking around the main campus and parking lot areas to make sure everything is fine. Composed of about 30 guards, Public Safety monitors campus with 24-hour coverage. In addition, Horan Hall and Overlook Manor have their own security guard to protect the students living in those buildings. Besides doing their job of keeping students safe, the security guards are always really friendly, and if you take the time to get to know them, they can very easily become your friends. They really help Manhattan College develop a family atmosphere and are a crucial part of campus life.

Manhattan College really doesn’t have too many bad incidents, largely due to the fact that the campus is small and Public Safety is on top of it. When any incident regarding a Manhattan student occurs, like a mugging or robbery, Public Safety contacts the New York City Police Department and sends out an email immediately to students to warn them of what the perpetrators look like. There is also a police department located several blocks down the road from Manhattan, and cops are always around the area. The College is not the safest in America, but it is pretty close to the top of the list, with incidents like alcohol poisonings, muggings, and robberies very rare. One of the main reasons why there is not a lot of crime on campus is because of the surrounding area of Riverdale, which isn’t exactly the most dangerous neighborhood on the planet. 

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 14
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 1
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
Public Safety
Jasper Hall, Ground Level
(718) 862-7240
Safety Services
  • Emergency equipment
  • Emergency notification system
  • Evacuation chairs
  • Lobby phones
Health Center
Health Services
Alumni Hall, Suite 104
(718) 862-7217
The nurse practitioner sees walk-in patients at all times. Students are advised to call ahead for the College physician's hours.
Health Services
  • Allergy injections (registration required)
  • Blood pressure checkup
  • Diagnosis and treatment of minor acute illnesses
  • Diagnostic testing—lab screenings, cultures, and blood work (nominal fee to a laboratory)
  • Educational programs
  • First aid for minor injuries
  • Flu vaccine (nominal fee)
  • Individual health and wellness counseling/referrals: alcohol and other drug, weight reduction, HIV testing, smoking cessation, etc.
  • MMR immunization
  • Physical examinations
  • Referrals to local medical specialists
  • A rest area for students who become ill and need a place to rest
  • Vision screening (for drivers license renewal)
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 29 responses

  • 20% Theft/robberies
  • 15% None
  • 15% Criminal activity near campus
  • 10% Walking alone
  • 7% Excessive drinking
  • 6% Drugs
  • 6% Non-students on campus
  • 6% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 4% Violence among students
  • 4% Gang violence
  • 3% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 3% Unlit pathways
  • 1% Dorm safety
  • 0% Lack of safety escort services
  • 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 19 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 29 responses

  • 17% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 48% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 14% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 14% Not very visible.
  • 7% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 33 responses

  • 27% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 52% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 18% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 3% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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