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Safest College Campuses In America 2018

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Campus Safety is a primary and a constant concern for many college students and parents. Campus-security presence, emergency operations, local and campus crime rates, and drug and alcohol use are factors that influence the level of safety on a college campus.

Whether you want to attend a small liberal arts college or a large research university, safety should be a huge consideration before putting together those application materials.

The 2018 Safest College Campuses ranking is based on key statistics and student reviews using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Top-ranked colleges offer a safe and healthy environment for little or no campus crime, drugs, or alcohol usage. Read more about how this ranking was calculated.

Here are Safest College Campuses in America 2018

 

10. Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Mount Vernon Nazarene University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport, 24-hour emergency telephones, Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Mount Vernon Nazarene University.

“I never feel unsafe on campus; the security seems to handle everything very well. I really do love this campus with all my heart, the environment is incredible” Said, one Senior student,

 

9. Penn State New Kensington

Penn State New Kensington

Penn State New Kensington

Pennsylvania State New Kensington offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport, and  24-hour emergency telephone. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Pennsylvania State New Kensington

“Pretty Safe  I honestly feel pretty confident walking around campus every day that’ll be safe. Even as I’m walking from a late night shift at the fitness center I really feel safe. No one seems to have any malice in their hearts and it’s quite refreshing” – Said Recent graduate student

 

8. Athens State University

Athens State University.

Athens State University.

Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Athens State University.

“I feel incredibly safe on campus. There is a security guard that regularly does rounds of the campus. Also, the school is situated across the street from the city’s police department. I have never seen or heard of anyone being assaulted on campus. I have never seen or heard of anyone’s property being stolen or tampered with.” – Said, one Senior student,

 

7. Huntington University

Huntington University

Huntington University

Huntington University also offers campus safety and security services like late night transport service, 24-hour emergency telephones Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Huntington University.

“I feel completely safe on campus. Campus police are always around, and HU has been awarded the safest campus in the mid-west so I have no worries when I am out at night” Said one Freshman Student

 

6. Southwestern Adventist University

Southwestern Adventist University

Southwestern Adventist University

Southwestern Adventist University also offers campus safety and security services like lighted pathways, student patrols, controlled dormitory access. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Southwestern Adventist University.

“ The campus safety department is lead by a gentleman that really is on top of making sure that the safety on campus is strong. There are student security guards that work pretty much through the night to make sure things are safe. There is a police station super close to the school that if anything were to happen we could have extra help” Said one Senior Student

 

5. Gordon College

Gordon College

Gordon College

Gordon College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways, controlled dormitory access. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Gordon College

“Gordon college was rated the safest campus in the nation. The campus police are great and make sure that crime is not an issue. The residence life program also provides a place of safety for people who feel emotionally or mentally unsafe. “ Said One Junior Student

 

4. Greenville University

Greenville University

Greenville University

Greenville University also offers campus safety and security services like late night transport/escort service, lighted pathways, student patrols, controlled dormitory access security card, Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Greenville University.

“ I feel very safe at this school. We have great security. It is also not just a dry campus but a dry community. Also, students have a responsibility on this campus, every student who attends the college has signed a lifestyle statement which helps keep everyone safe” Said one Freshman Student

 

3. Rochester College

Rochester College

Rochester College

Rochester College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access security card. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Rochester College.

“ Rochester is extremely safe because it is so small the security staff is familiar with everyone who should be on campus, and is not afraid to approach people who seem out of place. No person can access the dorm after midnight without showing their official student ID (10 pm in the freshman dorm). the campus is also well lit, and I have never felt unsafe walking by myself at night” Said one Junior Student

 

2. Molloy College

Molloy College

Molloy College

Molloy College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport service, 24-hour emergency telephones. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Molloy College

“ Public safety does a great job of keeping Molloy safe. There is little to no issues on campus. No sexual assaults, physical assaults or anything along those lines has ever happened as I been there. There’s always a place to go if you ever feel unsafe. There’s also these buttons around campus you can push if you ever feel unsafe. But feeling unsafe is never a feeling when you’re at Molloy College” Said one Sophomore Student

 

1. Bay Path University

Bay Path University

Bay Path University

Bay Path University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways, controlled dormitory access. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Bay Path University.

“I feel very safe on campus, the public safety officers are very good at what they do and make sure that nothing happens on campus. I don’t think a lot happens o campus in terms of crime, but I feel very safe.” Said one Freshman Student

 

 

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Melissa Dimon

Melissa Dimon is recent graduate from University of Texas- Austin and Former Content Marketer at Simple.com and Currently Serving as Editor In Chief For University Magazine and Edmonton Gazette

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