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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I personally feel very safe on campus. The only time I felt unsafe was during the shooting in June. Other than that, UCLA is a protected campus with CSOs on site at all times.

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: UCLA really care about their students.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I always feel safe walking alone at night. UCLA offers a special program where you can request someone to walk you home, no matter where you are, if you feel unsafe at night.

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Health and safety is good at UCLA, the only thing I could see them doing better with is trying to keep some of the crazy homeless people from Westwood off the campus, but that is difficult to do for a public institution.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The school makes an effort to educate students on it, and give them a safe place to be in.


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Given its big city location, UCLA is a very secure campus by day—the school boasts its own police force and an on-campus record including little more than petty theft. Although campus doesn't feel as safe at night due to its openness and size, UCPD works hard to make Bruins feel assured. Community Service Officers (CSO) are student police who respond to calls for a van ride or walk home from anywhere on campus or in parts of Westwood. Students can simply dial 835-WALK anytime from after dusk until 1 a.m. for an escort, no questions asked.

Once safely at your dorm, you'll encounter Access Control. This team keeps non-residents from trying to enter dorms from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Residents must swipe their ID card to enter a dorm during these hours and need to sign in non-resident guests. However, this is not the case in suite-style buildings, which are open to any visitor (or intruder, for that matter) who wishes to enter. Though incidents are rare, the suites are usually the target of on-campus burglaries. While acts of violence or robbery near campus are rare, they are definitely not out of the question in an urban world such as UCLA's. Unlocked off-campus apartments have recently been the target of burglaries, and a smattering of girls have been assaulted while walking solo. However, if caution and care are used, you should feel secure at school.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 2
  • Arson: 1
  • Burglary: 123
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 3
  • Sex Offenses: 31
  • Vehicle Theft: 23
Security Office
UCLA Police Department
Kinross Building, 601 Westwood Plaza
(310) 825-1491
Safety Services
  • Anonymous tip line
  • Blue-light emergency phones
  • BruinAlert test messaging system
  • Crime alerts online
  • Crime prevention presentations
  • Crime reports in The Daily Bruin
  • Night campus vans
  • Night escort services
  • Rape prevention program
  • S.T.O.P. Plate Program (security plates for electronics)
Health Center
Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center
221 Westwood Plaza
(310) 825-4073
Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Health Services
  • Accupuncture
  • After-hours advice nurse
  • Allergy shots
  • Basic medical services
  • Counseling
  • Eye care
  • Immunizations
  • Massage
  • Men's health
  • Occupational therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical therapy
  • Primary care
  • Psychological services
  • STD screening
  • Travel medicine
  • Tuberculosis screening
  • Women's health
  • X-rays
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
In 1988, Access Control started because homeless people were living in the lounging areas between the north and south side of the dorms. This service kept out the homeless and cut petty theft in the dorms. Campus officials have worked hard to make students feel safe.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 251 responses

  • 13% Theft/robberies
  • 12% Walking alone
  • 12% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 11% Criminal activity near campus
  • 10% None
  • 9% Non-students on campus
  • 7% Excessive drinking
  • 6% Drugs
  • 5% Unlit pathways
  • 3% Dorm safety
  • 3% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% 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 186 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 251 responses

  • 13% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 64% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 11% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 10% Not very visible.
  • 2% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 332 responses

  • 42% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 45% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 13% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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