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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I brought alarms for doors to the dorm when I moved in because I'm paranoid, I wound up feeling so safe and have continuously throughout the semester that I haven't even bothered to install them. I never would have expected to feel comfortable walking from the library back to my dorm alone at night, but I do. You pretty much know everyone on campus which really helps.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I believe this campus is incredibly safe. The campus police have a strong presence and the relationship between them and the students is strong. We have emergency call boxes all around campus, and if you need an escort to your dorm room you can use them to get one.

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: There are student support groups and CWC counselors available for you.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Security is pretty good. Bikes get stolen occasionally... But New College students are very honest and well-intentioned. My friend lost 50$ and had it returned to him! I've lost my id 3 times and had it put in my mailbox! Students usually request personal property, unless it is tasty curry left in the communal kitchen (somebody is going to take that!).

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Students don't get school health insurance but the wellness center is open every day of the week and it is fairly easy to get an appointment. They can't fix a broken arm or put you under the knife, but they will give free medical advise and can prescribe medication. There is also counseling available to students who request it.


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By pure statistics alone, one can easily see that New College is one of the safest campuses in the country. Few college campuses are home to unlocked doors, unattended laptops, and students walking alone in the middle of the night without fear. It is common for students to leave their supplies and books unattended in the library carrels. There is a communal feel on campus that gives one a sense of security and is attributed to the involved student body. The campus police don’t patrol the area looking to get people in trouble—they are friendly and will always help those in need. People feel at home at NCF.

In the rare instances when there are threats to safety, there are always RAs on duty who respond to calls promptly. There are also blue emergency call towers located all over campus, directly connected to the campus police. The lack of red tape at New College makes it easy to file complaints and discuss important matters with the administration. Speaking to a police officer is never daunting, and issues are treated seriously and respectfully. The relationship between students and campus police is overwhelmingly amicable and congenial—students all acknowledge that to ensure a safe campus, they must work together.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 1
  • Burglary: 6
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 1
  • Sex Offenses: 1
  • Vehicle Theft: 2
Security Office
Campus Police
501 College Drive
(941) 487-4210
Safety Services
  • Bicycle registration
  • Emergency phones
  • Lost and Found
  • Safety escorts
  • Vehicle jump starts
  • Vehicle lockouts
Health Center
Counseling & Wellness Center
5805 Bay Shore Road
(941) 487-4254
Monday-Friday 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Basic medical services
  • Flu shots
  • Immunizations
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 25 responses

  • 30% Non-students on campus
  • 16% Criminal activity near campus
  • 14% None
  • 9% Excessive drinking
  • 9% Theft/robberies
  • 7% Walking alone
  • 5% Drugs
  • 5% Unlit pathways
  • 2% Dorm safety
  • 2% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 0% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 0% Lack of safety escort services
  • 0% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 0% Violence among students
  • 0% Gang violence

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 24 responses

  • 12% High quality, very convenient.
  • 33% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 17% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 25% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 12% Poor quality, not very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 24 responses

  • 21% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 75% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 4% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 0% Not very visible.
  • 0% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 24 responses

  • 58% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 38% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 4% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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