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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The health and safety on campus is relatively good

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: One of the most contributing factors as to why I chose the University of Florida over my other top colleges is the overall feeling of safety and security I had while walking the campus. Unlike other schools, there are no spots that you are warned to avoid or told to never walk alone at because the campus is safely patrolled and well lit in all areas. The emergency towers are located at every corner. The SNAP is very convenient as it provides free, late night rides for students who need to get across campus and may not feel comfortable.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: In almost any city there will be issues crime and safety. I can confidently say that I have felt safe and secure while on this campus.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: There is always room for improvement both on the side of the student and security.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I'm a 5'11 male so people don't really mess with me. I don't get harassed. However, this is not how my girlfriends feel around campus.


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UF’s state- and nationally-accredited police department is not just some lame rent-a-cop force. They keep an eye on the campus 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, in patrol cars, on motorcycles and bicycles, and by foot. In an emergency, they can be just about anywhere on campus in what seems like an instant. In fact, you might be a little dismayed with how fast they’ll be there at just the moment you decide to put the pedal to the metal and zoom past 20 mph on your speedometer. However, the noticeable police presence on campus makes anyone who remembers the UF tragedies of the early '90s feel better, and anyway, most of them are really nice people who genuinely want to help students feel safe at school. The infirmary adds to the feeling of safety, with its student-centered programs, low prices, and friendly staff.

Of course, like any community, UF is not completely free of crime, but if you take the obvious precautions, you should be fine. Don’t leave your laptop unattended and don’t walk alone at night if you can help it. If you are on campus at night and would rather not walk home or to a bus stop by yourself, call the Student Nighttime Auxiliary Patrol (SNAP). They will send a van to pick you and your guests up, and transport you safely anywhere on campus. Trust your intuition—if you feel something isn’t safe, it probably isn’t.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 6
  • Arson: 1
  • Burglary: 41
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 2
  • Sex Offenses: 1
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
University of Florida Police Department
Building 51, Museum Road
911 or (352) 392-1111 (emergencies); (352) 392-5648 (non-emergencies)
Safety Services
  • 24-hour patrol
  • Bicycle registration
  • Community safety programs
  • Emergency alert program
  • Emergency blue-light phones
  • Operation identification
  • Rape Aggression Defense (RAD)
  • Silent Witness
  • Student auxilliary patrols
Health Center
Student Health Care Center
1 Fletcher Dr.
(352) 392-1611
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m.-4 p.m.
Health Services
  • Allergy shots
  • Birth control
  • Dermatology clinic
  • General medical care
  • Immunizations
  • Laboratory
  • Massage therapy
  • Medical studies
  • Mental health services
  • Occupational medicine
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical therapy
  • Radiology
  • Sports medicine clinic
  • Travel clinic
  • Women's health
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 352 responses

  • 15% Walking alone
  • 15% Criminal activity near campus
  • 13% Theft/robberies
  • 12% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 8% Non-students on campus
  • 8% Unlit pathways
  • 8% Excessive drinking
  • 7% None
  • 3% Drugs
  • 3% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 2% Dorm safety
  • 1% Lack of safety escort services
  • 1% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 1% Gang violence

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 192 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 352 responses

  • 33% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 49% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 15% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 3% Not very visible.
  • 0% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 429 responses

  • 25% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 55% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 20% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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