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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel really safe on campus. The security guards are numerous and take their jobs seriously.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Yale has many precautions and information sessions regarding safety and sexual assault. There are many resources and much awareness.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Yale Health is meh. Safety here is great. Sexual misconduct is addressed seriously here, but still has major flaws.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Safety on campus is very good but the neighborhoods around campus are terrible.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: It's bad, but only as bad as most other schools.


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Although New Haven is an urban setting with its share of crime, students agree that they generally feel safe on campus and in town. Nearly all assaults happen off-campus or in less-frequented areas and take place late at night. Graduate students are most often the subjects of robbery or assault, most likely because they tend to live or work on the edges of campus.

Because New Haven is a city, it is easy to end up in a bad part of town simply by walking three blocks in the wrong direction. But you quickly learn what and where these places are and when to avoid them. Yale has its own police force, separate from the New Haven Police Department, and its presence is felt. There are also many services for student safety, such as police escorts to walk you home after late-night study sessions.

Although New Haven can be dangerous, it's normally safe unless you are unwise and walk home alone late at night. Most students agree that the safety services and security are a great resource and advise incoming students to make use of them. As long as you use common sense, there is rarely a reason to feel in danger.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 2
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 51
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 3
  • Sex Offenses: 13
  • Vehicle Theft: 4
Security Office
Central Alarm Station
(203) 785-5555
Security Office
Yale Police
101 Ashmun St.
(203) 432-4400
Safety Services
  • Blue phones located all around campus
  • ID key cards required for access to buildings
  • Lockout service
  • Minibus service
  • Night escorts
  • S.T.O.P. Program (Security Tracking of Office Property) for laptop tracking
  • Shuttle services
  • Yale Police
Health Center
Yale HEALTH Center
55 Lock St.
(203) 432-0246
Most departments are open daily 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Birth control
  • Mental health
  • Physicals
  • STD testing
  • Urgent care
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 49 responses

  • 24% Criminal activity near campus
  • 19% Theft/robberies
  • 12% Walking alone
  • 11% None
  • 10% Excessive drinking
  • 6% Non-students on campus
  • 6% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 4% Unlit pathways
  • 3% Gang violence
  • 2% Dorm safety
  • 2% Drugs
  • 2% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 0% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 0% Lack of safety escort services
  • 0% Violence among students

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 15 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 would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 49 responses

  • 31% High quality, very convenient.
  • 10% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 20% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 29% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 2% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 8% Poor quality, not very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 49 responses

  • 35% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 57% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 4% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 4% Not very visible.
  • 0% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 49 responses

  • 29% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 45% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 24% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 2% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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