2017 Safest College Campuses in America

The 2017 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 with little or no campus crime, drugs, or alcohol usage.
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    Brigham Young University - Idaho

    • Rexburg, ID
    • 5,209 reviews
    College Sophomore:My experience with courses and professors has been amazing. Because the classes here are fairy small in size, I was able to get to know quite a few of my professors. They all care for our success and are always willing to help us. The courses have also been really great and I've been able to learn a lot in each of them. I love how they tie in the academic subjects with the doctrine of our religion, because that has helped me learn more about both and also see how I can apply those academic topics to every day life.
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    Bay Path University

    • Longmeadow, MA
    • 571 reviews
    College Junior:The professors at Bay Path College are extremely caring. They want to see their students excel in life! Popular study areas include the dining hall which is always available, with access to fruit and drinks during the day. At night, popular study areas include any of the academic buildings or our tutoring center. No matter what time of day there will always be an available quiet area to study.
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    Park University

    • Parkville, MO
    • 1,147 reviews
    College Junior:I have yet to start classes (i begin in the fall) but the setting up of classes and the understnading of things is very hard without help from administration. Things are so confusing at this point I considered just switching schools and forget Park all together.
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    Recent Alumnus:It is absolutely the best atmosphere I've ever experienced at a college. The only drawback here is the rules. The rules at this school, though they be far from what they once were, are still strict compared to what the rest of the college world looks like. There is a dress code and a curfew, along with a daily chapel service that is required. Once you get in the routine of these things, it becomes easy, but at first it seems really constricting. It is these rules that provide for such a safe, spiritual atmosphere at the school.
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    Molloy College

    • Rockville Centre, NY
    • 505 reviews
    College Junior:Molloy College has yet to disappoint thus far in my experience. I have attended two other colleges and have struggled to understand course requirements, the registration process and have also been disappointed with advisors with academic as well as financial advisement. Molloy College has been wonderful and extremely helpful guiding me down the right path in my academic journey. I am confident that I am in good hands!
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    Misericordia University

    • Dallas, PA
    • 514 reviews
    College Sophomore:I like the school I'm attending. I got to meet my closest friends here and wouldn't want to go to another school based off of it. I like my University.
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    Gordon College

    • Wenham, MA
    • 644 reviews
    College Junior:My professors have taken the time to invest personally in my academic and musical growth, and I have learned more than I knew was possible about music, music theory, and my instrument. My time at Gordon has inspired me artistically.
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    Anna Maria College

    • Paxton, MA
    • 209 reviews
    College Sophomore:When I first started at Anna Maria it was fabulous. Since they have dropped my original major (Paralegal) I have had difficulty finding teachers that will teach classes with my schedule. They are still teaching the Paralegal major to students who were already enrolled at the time of this drop, but because of this drop I have changed my major to a double major of Paralegal and Criminal Justice. I just wish they would have kept the teachers until everyone that had already signed up for this major had graduated.
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    College Freshman:Some of the professors are great, some purposely give you poor grades and are even rude. My roommate reported one for comments she made on her paper while grading it.
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    Grace College & Seminary

    • Winona Lake, IN
    • 471 reviews
    College Senior:It's a nice campus and there are great opportunities to make friends and connect with people. The faculty really care about you and want you to succeed. It's a very religious Christian school so there are a lot of standards they expect you to follow. They are not accommodating at all to specific students needs or desires when it comes to things like housing and meal plans. They require you to have a meal plan if you live on campus even though the food is sub-par to okay at best. The campus living is okay but after living with 3 or 4 other guys for a couple of years it get's old, however, unless you are 22 or have 120 credits, they will not let you live off campus. They talk a lot about how student focused they are, however, this seems to disappear completely if you want to do what is best for yourself, when it is outside their normal boundaries.
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    Immaculata University

    • Immaculata, PA
    • 240 reviews
    College Sophomore:There are classes that push me to be the best i can and i feel like I am working very hard. There are also teachers who are questionable and their teaching styles should be changed in order to help their students.
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    Corban University

    • Salem, OR
    • 407 reviews
    College Sophomore:I love Corban University so far! The professors are genuine. We are challenged daily and the community is incredible. I feel like I'm going to have an amazing experience and grow academically as well as spiritually!
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    Cairn University

    • Langhorne, PA
    • 480 reviews
    College Freshman:The professors take their position seriously, and it is obvious how much they care about their students. Homework is moderate, but do NOT get behind. You will regret it.
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    Northwest University

    • Kirkland, WA
    • 492 reviews
    College Sophomore:All the degrees offered at NU are important and they make sure to emphasize that. Professors are good about relating class material to real life scenarios to emphasize the importance of the things they teach in students' future jobs.
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    Bethany Lutheran College

    • Mankato, MN
    • 196 reviews
    College Senior:I very much enjoy that my school is small enough that I know practically everyone I see on a daily basis. There are plenty of extracurricular activities, of which I have done violin lessons, string band, choir, intramural sports, and the activities committee. I do wish that the school had a football team but it has made me get involved in music more anyway. My school is unique because it is a private Lutheran college and everyone is super friendly.
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    Biola University

    • La Mirada, CA
    • 2,021 reviews
    College Sophomore:Biola University is my favorite place to be, and there is no other school I would rather be at. We have professors and faculty that truly care about their students, and a great community. Biola is special because the students are so full of love, and everyone wants to make an impact for Christ with the career they are majoring in.
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    Trinity Christian College

    • Palos Heights, IL
    • 261 reviews
    College Junior:The education is quality, and it's about as diverse of a school as it's going to get. Still a lot of Dutch people, though, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.
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    Mansfield University of Pennsylvania

    • Mansfield, PA
    • 821 reviews
    College Sophomore:Mansfield University in Pennsylvania has such a welcoming atmosphere. The experiences I have had so far with only being there two semesters have been nothing but memorable. There are a lot of organizations that you can join and be apart of. The Student Dietetics Association at Mansfield has taught me how I will use my nutritional background and education in the real world and opened my mind to endless possibilities I can have with my degree.
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    Southern Adventist University

    • Collegedale, TN
    • 691 reviews
    College Sophomore:Overall the professors are well educated and passionate about their material and students. The quality of the courses is above average and there is a wide variety available. The class sizes are smaller than most universities but more personal and hands-on.
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    Asbury University

    • Wilmore, KY
    • 373 reviews
    College Junior:My school is a small, private, liberal arts institution. While I'm studying education and thus don't have as much time as I would like to explore the variety of classes, I love the emphasis that my school puts on developing the whole person rather than just the future professional.
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    Saint Francis University

    • Loretto, PA
    • 492 reviews
    College Senior:The professors are all very nice here, and most of them have no trouble communicating with the students. However, sometimes (not often!!) a professor gets a bit biased against a student and bad consequences for the student ensue. But most of the time the professors and students get along fine, classes are engaging, and class sizes are manageable. Class sizes get smaller as you get your Gen Eds done, and even the biggest classes are rarely over 40 students.
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    William Jessup University

    • Rocklin, CA
    • 348 reviews
    College Freshman:I love the education most of all. I love the professors here and I look forward to my classes. My biggest complaint about the school is the people. People at Jessup are very controlling and noisy. No one knows the concept of privacy. Plus, all of them have these idealistic Christian standards that most of them don't meet but they insist on shoving down your throat, and this is coming from a Christian.
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    Grace Bible College

    • Wyoming, MI
    • 143 reviews
    College Sophomore:The workload is not that much and the program is pretty basic covering everything you need but not much more than that. However it really helps that the person who does most of the class for that program has created his own business and is running it as he is teaching you about how businesses work.
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    Wellesley College

    • Wellesley, MA
    • 518 reviews
    College Sophomore:I didn't choose Wellesley because it was an all girls school, but that aspect of it has made my experience so much better. It is wonderfully refreshing to live and learn in an atmosphere where women are consistently empowered and respected and not overshadowed by immature college guys.
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    Piedmont College

    • Demorest, GA
    • 271 reviews
    College Junior:I've heard of several people that have gone on to do what they wanted. I've also heard of people who still work at their high school jobs following college. There is no employer recruiting on campus. The alumni network is nonexistent. There is no career center that I've been made aware of.
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