As far as academics goes, MU is one of the safest schools in WV. When I applied, there were a few top named universities and colleges losing accreditation. While we might not have the best of the best or the most varied of subjects, accreditation loss is never something I've had to worry about.
I can't say much about housing because I never lived on campus, I commute. Commuter students are not included in a lot of things, including safety measures! There have been countless times during the winter when fellow commuter students and I have either wrecked, were in danger of wrecking or just couldn't get to class because of snow and ice and were punished for it. There is no campus activities or alternatives for commuter students either. I live 45-60 minutes away, I can't economically drive down to have a 20 minute meeting with my advisor if I'm not scheduled for other things that day. I can't economically do required community service assignments in Cabell County if I live in Kanawha and most professors will not accept doing the same projects in my area. Commuter students either have to have a home base in their car or in a library between classes because other halls and dorms are closed to students who don't live there. We have no access to the tutoring sessions, activities, or other resources inside residence hall lobbies if we don't have a student who lives in that building sign us in. MU is not a commuter friendly school which is terrible considering the percentage of students who ARE commuters. Just because we don't pay an extra $9,000 a semester to live on campus doesn't mean we haven't also paid for our education and the extra fees for campus resources we aren't even able to use! Its hard to use the rec when you don't live there, yet i've paid about $1,000 since my start there for it and have never stepped foot inside.