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
    • 5,240 reviews
    Freshman:I love BYU-Idaho! The campus isn't too small or too big; it's the perfect campus size. The university focuses on the students' growth not just personally, but also the growth that comes with involving themselves with others. The professors are great and the student life is nice. The environment in and out of the campus is safe, especially that the student housing is monitored. Students come from different parts of the country and of the world, having a good amount of international students, making the campus much diverse. The tuition fee is very affordable considering that it's a private university, and there are many opportunities inside and outside of the campus to learn, work, and have fun.
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    Bay Path University

    • Longmeadow, MA
    • 571 reviews
    College Sophomore:I love attending Bay Path! Almost all of my classes have under 20 students, (one even had 6), and my professors genuinely care about each student and the course material. They all have such interesting personal experiences that they share and are always willing to help students network! Although there are limited sections available for each course, it's understandable since the student body is so small. My advisor always makes sure I am comfortable with my schedule and that I am on track to receive my degree on time. Being such a small community lets students make personal relationships with almost all of the professors and other students on campus!
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    Park University

    • Parkville, MO
    • 1,150 reviews
    Junior:This is an overall great university! If you are not looking for a party school, but want to be around people with various backgrounds then this is the place for you. Downtown Kansas City is 15 minutes away along with plenty of places to eat, shop, and hang out (on a college students budget). The academics are pretty standard for a 4 year university and the average class size is less than 30 students. We have an awesome, new school President that engages with students and is hoping to expand and make this university greater!
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    Freshman:The campus is small enough that being late to a class is never an issue (unless you sleep through your alarm, which is more of a personal problem). The students are quite varied, but they're all friendly so feeling out of place will only last for a week, and the professors and staff are quite knowledgeable so the classes are challenging yet understandable. If I had to change one thing, it would be that the macaroni-and-cheese would taste less like blue-box mac and more like homemade mac.
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    Molloy College

    • Rockville Centre, NY
    • 507 reviews
    College Freshman:Molloy College is such an awesome school because everyone is very welcoming and they all treat you like family. The entire student body is able to work together to create new ideas for various clubs and just all have a good time regardless if we know each other personally or not. We all work together as one and that is how most colleges should be, as oppose to everyone hanging out with their own little cliques like back in high school. THOSE DAYS ARE OVER!
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    Misericordia University

    • Dallas, PA
    • 515 reviews
    College Sophomore:The transition to college is made easy at Misericordia. The faculty and staff are all welcoming and willing to help however possible. Though a smaller college, I enjoy the close-knit atmosphere as it is more conducive to furthering ones' studies and making meaningful relationships. As a student who was originally in the Physician Assistant program (which is no more), I am eternally grateful for all the school did to help the displaced students like me find our way again. Misericordia has become a second home, and everyone there I consider family. No matter your personality or interests, it is amazing how such a small school can be so welcoming. If you are looking for the opportunity to grow and mature, all while surrounded by a strong support system, Misericordia University is the place for you.
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    Gordon College

    • Wenham, MA
    • 645 reviews
    Freshman:In my freshman year at Gordon College, made many friends during freshman orientation. Live in Ferrin Hall, great community. Love most of my classes. Work-study has been great, working part-time on campus. Like the small campus, short walk to classes, Lane Student Center, and academic buildings. Enjoy working out at the Bennett Field House. Attend chapel services, great Christian community here. Love visiting with friends, seeing Boston or Maine on weekends. Feels like home.
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    Anna Maria College

    • Paxton, MA
    • 209 reviews
    College Sophomore:I finished my first year of college and have gone through so much. I made a lot of friends. Some of them are very understanding and like to be there for me. However, some are not. Some students are less social and make unnecessary comments that could hurt a person's feelings. There's always going to be some type of drama in any place a person would go. During college, I realized that certain opinions shouldn't matter and get in the way of my destination. There are so many great students, professors and staff there. My college is a small community and the relationships among people are closer than any other college. In a way you could say we're just one family. I say that because we all know each other and there's no problem of saying hi. I got a great feel on how the school work is like too. I knew before my freshman year that there was going to be a lot of work, studying and essays to do. I put aside my fear, and done it. I've written so many essays and I've studied so hard throughout one year. I stayed up late to the point where I had to force myself to stay up. I know I'm not the only one. My biggest problem, as well as others, is that I procrastinate. I have to manage my time appropriately which I will next semester because I know how it's like. I was tired all the time and I didn't get enough sleep most of the time. I managed to get every work done on time though but it was through the hard way. The essays didn't help, especially the 4+ pages. I'm already a slow essay writer. I take my time and look over so many times to make sure it doesn't sound bad. It's honestly not that bad if you really set your mind to it. What gets me going is the support I receive from the community and playing soccer. I experienced playing college soccer and it's so much different from High School but I was preparing for it. I knew there was going to be a lot more running and focus. I've grown to love soccer and after playing, I love it even more. It's great and safe place to go!
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    Sophomore:Concordia University Wisconsin has helped me acclimate to college academics. As a transfer student, I wasn't sure what to expect. I transferred from a public state college, and was struggling with the size of the classes and the impersonal feel of the classes themselves. This school has amazing professors who take the time to understand what is going to help you be successful. The class sizes are smaller, which encourages the participation of the students along with more opportunities for questions to be asked on unsure material. The welcoming faculty and student body hold out a warm hand for all questions you have and any support you need.
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    Grace College & Seminary

    • Winona Lake, IN
    • 473 reviews
    College Sophomore:I love Grace College & Seminary! The entire experience has been awesome! I am an adult learner, and Grace is a perfect school for those desire to continue their goal as a life long learner. I am grateful for the staff who work diligently to ensure service excellence and a quality academic experience. The professors are a huge blessing and are faithful to academic excellence!
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    Immaculata University

    • Immaculata, PA
    • 240 reviews
    Sophomore:I love Immaculata University. My major is nursing and this is a great college to get your degree in it at. Its a private school which means its student to professor ratio is smaller which I think is good because that can be easier to learn and get help. I have no suggestions for improvements so far in my experience here!
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    Corban University

    • Salem, OR
    • 408 reviews
    Junior:Corban is an outstanding university. It is full of the best prophesors in this country and some are even top ranking in the world for their field of work. There are many different focuses at Corban as well as sports and extra curricular activities. This university also has some of the best students anywhere around. Corban has been talked about as the school you attend to find a wife or husband. Well, That statement isn't exactly correct, but it isn't exactly wrong either. Many of my close friends have ended up married and I am well on my way to asking the question! It's just not time yet. So, Corban is great! And the people are the best!
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    Cairn University

    • Langhorne, PA
    • 480 reviews
    College Freshman:Cairn University is one of the best decision I have ever made. The faculty and staff are genuinely interested and involved in the students' lives, desiring that they succeed and honor the Lord in every way. The student body is a family, encouraging one another and holding each other accountable. The classes are designed for interaction and growth, looking at every topic through the lens of the Bible. This does not make the education biased, because the professors are intentional about teaching accurately, but ensuring that there is a connection or comparison to the Christian worldview.
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    Northwest University

    • Kirkland, WA
    • 493 reviews
    Alum:NU prides itself in a strong, interconnect community in student life - there is a very positive atmosphere amongst students. NU also provides its students with a holistic education that (I believe) has prepared me for my vocation. The College of Education has great professors which set me up for success in my field. Not only this but the majority of graduates have teaching jobs within a year of graduation. I personally don't fully agree with a liberal arts education at the collegiate level, but NU formats the degree programs in a way even my disbelieving mind could substantially benefit and grow. // Dorm/apt life is . The remodeled lounges are very nice. The opened-door mentality people naturally bring to the dorms offer a very warm community experience. // A great university. Highly recommended for a believer in Jesus who wants to grow academically and spiritually, while expanding their worldview, in order to impact and carry their specific calling into their vocation or field.
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    Bethany Lutheran College

    • Mankato, MN
    • 198 reviews
    Sophomore:Small college, cozy, comfortable, connected. Busy college town, nice food, nightlife, neat places.The professors are helpful and engaging and actually want you to succeed. Class sizes are small which adds to the quality of education. Cafeteria food is okay, but not great. The campus is quite small so it's easy to get from building to building, and you'll become familiar with nearly every face you meet. If you're looking for a college where everyone's pleasant and generally minds their own business, and has sports and study places and little clubs for everyone, this is it. The campus looks welcoming and feels safe. There are always several nighttime security on duty, and a quick phone call will get you a ride to your car or dorm any time.I attended as a post secondary high school student, and was accepted and fit quite comfortably in among the students, easy pace and class sizes. I likely will be attending Bethany for my college career and recommend it.
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    Biola University

    • La Mirada, CA
    • 2,028 reviews
    Junior:Biola is a Biblically sound, private Christian University. The people are extremely friendly and are usually God- fearing. Pretty much every professor is conservative and wants to get to know you on a personal level outside of the classroom. The campus environment is warm and welcoming, and it is very easy to make friends. Located in Southern California, Biola is close to many famous destinations like the beach, LA, and Disneyland! Dorm life is a major part of the campus community, but I am sure commuters are just as satisfied. I love Biola. The professors have taught me a lot about thinking Biblically about everything, the people are beautiful, the weather is great, and my friends are incredible. You should definitely check it out!
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    Trinity Christian College

    • Palos Heights, IL
    • 262 reviews
    Sophomore:Trinity has come to be a place that I call home almost instinctively and subconsciously now. Throughout my time at Trinity, the importance of Christ's Lordship over all of creation, in every discipline of learning, has been stressed greatly. This worldview is instilled in every classroom, playing field, and dorm hall at Trinity. Diversity of culture, background, and thought is emphasized and the intentionality that the school has to bring real-life issues to the forefront of discussion is evident. Trinity has not only been a place of personal growth in relationships for me, but also a training ground for what I will encounter in the world later on.
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    Mansfield University of Pennsylvania

    • Mansfield, PA
    • 822 reviews
    Freshman:Transferring to Mansfield from Corning Community was the best thing I ever did! Mansfield is amazing, professors are great and love their students! Everyone is amazing and great! Love to meet new people and get involved. Overall Mansfield is amazing!
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    Southern Adventist University

    • Collegedale, TN
    • 691 reviews
    Graduate Student:Love this place! The mountians and the outdoor feel to eveything is wonderful. I never want to go back to Jersey unless God sends me there, but not my own choice! The people are wonderful and very nice and would even give you a ride to your house if they see you struggle with a package from the post office. Overall I do not regret coming to SAU it has definitely been an experience!
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    Asbury University

    • Wilmore, KY
    • 375 reviews
    College Freshman:Asbury is a wonderful school full of fellowship and smiling faces. This school makes me feel so welcome and safe, and I am very happy with my decision. I would most definitely choose Asbury again, due to the fact that the professors are caring, the staff is genuine, and the students are so reassuring and helpful! My favorite aspect of Asbury would be my liberal arts class, because it opens up a whole bunch of new topics and the professor is by far my favorite. She is so personable and approachable and happy. Our school is unique in the sense that it sincerely is a dry campus, and there are no parties unless they are school sponsored. No one goes against the rules and everything is clean fun. The special events that Asbury offers are awesome as well, whether it be a cook out and worshiping at midnight. I love this school and am so glad I get to be a part of the community.
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    Saint Francis University

    • Loretto, PA
    • 493 reviews
    College Student:This school is great! There are always so many things going on around campus, and if you ever get bored of that you can easily find a friend who has a car to take you out to Altoona or Ebensburg! Everyone knows everyone so it's kinda nice seeing friendly faces everywhere you go. I would definitely recommend SFU if you're looking for a small home-feeling campus.
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    William Jessup University

    • Rocklin, CA
    • 349 reviews
    Sophomore:I love my university. The way that everything revolves around people and relationships and Christ makes me want all my friends to come here. The people at Student Life care about Commuter Students, our Campus Pastor Ryan is very approachable and friendly, our President Jackson has the perfect word of encouragement to share during chapel, the list can go on and on. The music here is wonderful: Wednesdays and Fridays I go to chapel in the morning, and the atmosphere here is truly Godly. It's great to be here because people care. You are not just a number or body in a seat here, you are a person, and the faculty does care, and do want to meet you, and help if they can. Another thing, is that our school is well connected with the outside community, the city of Rocklin. There are connections here that will grow and shape our future leaders. The possibilities are endless. I will always be forever grateful for Jessup, and that the Lord led me to come here.
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    Grace Bible College

    • Wyoming, MI
    • 143 reviews
    College Freshman:It's wonderful at Grace Bible. Everyone here becomes your family and is very caring. For example, I recently lost my Grandfather and by the end of that day numerous people came to my side to check on me and comfort me. Grace gives us multiple opportunities to do different activities such as the Detroit Tigers and Pistons games and many more. I couldn't be more thankful for the experiences and friends Grace has blessed me with. I honestly am not looking forward for school to end because I will miss everyone here!
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    Wellesley College

    • Wellesley, MA
    • 523 reviews
    Freshman:I love the community and the support at Wellesley. From the moment I set foot on Campus, I felt to natural to be in this community. I am currently a freshman but I think Wellesley is growing to be my home. Food is amazing and since we have five dining halls, we can choose to go anywhere. The campus is stunning and is such a safe place to walk around even at like 2 in the morning. The professors are all passionate and willing to give the most in every class. The work load is not small but manageable. They are setting us up for success!
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    Piedmont College

    • Demorest, GA
    • 271 reviews
    Freshman:So far as a Freshman I've enjoyed dealing with the staff especially on a one to one basis, living on Campus make me feel like a responsible adult, the Track & Field here is so different than high school, more advanced but that's what I like, Challenge.
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