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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The alert system is effective in my opinion. Issues are reported most of the time.

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I am not on campus often to answer this.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I've never really felt unsafe on campus no matter how late it gets.

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The campus are generally safe as it resides in one of the safest city in the United States. There is relatively low crime rates throughout my year at UCI.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus security is there when you need them to be.

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The fact that the Irvine police do nothing but hand out traffic tickets like righteous hippies hand out fliers is enough to assume that Irvine is a safe place. Although the police—whom students refer to as the “Parking Lot Nazis”—can be irritating to say the least, handing out parking tickets is simply a sign of their overzealousness to do the job right, which can be quite comforting, even in a town where nothing happens—unless, of course, the ticket is on your car. The overwhelming majority of positive student opinions about Irvine’s rigid safety standards shows that the students here are comfortable about their safety. The town of Irvine, which consistently ranks in the top 20 safest cities in the U.S., mostly consists of retired citizens and white-collar workers.

As far as the safety issue on campus, you won’t be hard-pressed to find a blue-light post or a security guard in a golf cart nearby. And if for some reason you are pressed, just go to the phone and dial safety for an escort to make you feel safe. There’s still going to be an isolated occurrence of minor theft here and there, but that’s common at any campus. For the ultra-paranoid, there are lockers at various campus sites, like the ARC and the UCI bookstore, that you may keep all your valuables in.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 46
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 3
  • Sex Offenses: 7
  • Vehicle Theft: 35
Security Office
UCI Police Department
100 Public Services Building
(949) 824-5223 (non-emergencies)
Safety Services
  • Bike registration
  • Crime alerts
  • Emergency phones
  • Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) classes
  • Safety escorts
  • Shuttles
Health Center
Student Health Center
501 Student Health
(949) 824-5301
Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Health Services
  • Basic medical services
  • Counseling and psychological services
  • Dental care
  • Eye care
  • Immunizations
  • Lab services
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Physicals
  • Preventative health services
  • STD screening
  • Travel medicine
  • Tuberculosis screening
  • Women's health
  • X-ray
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
Irvine has the lowest crime rate of U.S. cities with a population of more than 100,000, according to FBI statistics in 2008.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 189 responses

  • 15% None
  • 13% Theft/robberies
  • 11% Walking alone
  • 9% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 9% Unlit pathways
  • 8% Non-students on campus
  • 7% Excessive drinking
  • 7% Drugs
  • 5% Criminal activity near campus
  • 4% Dorm safety
  • 4% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 4% Violence among students
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 2% Gang violence
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 119 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 189 responses

  • 16% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 56% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 14% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 12% Not very visible.
  • 2% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 224 responses

  • 56% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 36% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 8% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.


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