2017 Safest College Campuses in New York

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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    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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    Hilbert College

    • Hamburg, NY
    • 206 reviews
    College Junior:Hilbert is not the worst school, but i feel like it has many flaws. The campus is small so it feels like another high school, and the campus is in need of major upgrades. However, i do like it here.

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    New York Institute of Technology

    • Old Westbury, NY
    • 560 reviews
    College Sophomore:I like my school becuase they have wonderful programs especially for architecture students and I have been able to meet people from all around the world!

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    United States Merchant Marine Academy

    • Kings Point, NY
    • 58 reviews
    College Sophomore:I am a marine transportation and logistics major. I go out on practice cruises to test my navigation abilities, as well as use simulators. The technology and hands on aspects are amazing.
    My teachers are almost all Master Mariners and know the ins and outs of the career.

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    Fashion Institute of Technology

    • New York, NY
    • 1,385 reviews
    College Senior:I love my professor, they all work in their field and know what they are talking about. They care about us as people and although the work load is tough I don't mind. Because they bring out the best in me and I grew from the lessons. I have had only 1 professor that I don't care for because he taught horribly but other than that, I just love my professors so much. They know how to teach and motivate. The class sizes were the best since we didn't have a lot of people in our year.

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    CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice

    • New York, NY
    • 946 reviews
    College Junior:John Jay is a great college , different backgrounds and cultural diversity is always welcomed. Professors are dedicated and strict, campus is clean and perfectly distributed. I love the classes and the students , safe environment and friendly behavior is observed. I wish the Financial Officers were more helpful and more willing to work with students to keep them in School , even when tuition payments are difficult to afford.

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    Mercy College

    • Dobbs Ferry, NY
    • 1,069 reviews
    College Sophomore:School tuition is too expensive. The professors are okay, they could be better. The textbooks are way too expensive, everyone most likely will have to take out loans each semester just to pay off tuition. The PACT office is somewhat helpful. School life could be better and so can professors and classes.

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    Marymount Manhattan College

    • New York, NY
    • 688 reviews
    College Sophomore:I like my school so far the teachers are very knowledgable, I just think that my school is very arts driven and my major is not arts focuses so I feel that sometimes I do not get the attention I wish I could get.

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    Clarkson University

    • Potsdam, NY
    • 604 reviews
    College Sophomore:I would choose this school again because all of the people are great and the community is very strong. The people are supportive and admissions is flexible with circumstances.

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    The Juilliard School

    • New York, NY
    • 50 reviews
    College Freshman:Juilliard Is One-Of-A-Kind – The atmosphere is Juilliard is like no other school I've every encountered. The teachers are amazing, the students are amazing, the administration is amazing. Everyone is involved in making extraordinary art. It's a lot of work, but the rewards are intensely gratifying. I love it here. I know I'm at the right place for me.

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    Touro College

    • New York, NY
    • 394 reviews
    College Sophomore:My overall experience at the school has been okay. At my school, there is no time to make new friends as it is a commuter school; everyone comes and go. One thing I do like about my school is the professors. Most professors ensure that all students learn and understand course materials. If I could choose a school over again, I would not choose Touro because they do not provide the "REAL" college experience.

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    Colgate University

    • Hamilton, NY
    • 957 reviews
    College Junior:I'd be lying if I said I 100% loved everything about Colgate. It definitely has its downsides and I felt very uncomfortable during orientation when stuck with a bunch of rich kids talking about their summers on "the vineyard." HOWEVER, I eventually got used to this, found my own group of friends, and learned to accept that there are a ton of rich, wealthy kids here-- and that most of them are very nice.


    The opportunities are amazing, and that's what I came here for. I go to classes with ton of smart, beautiful, interesting people. I learn from great professors and read challenging but thought-provoking books. I live on a beautiful campus, and even though there's not much to do in the surrounding area, that means that we're forced to appreciate each other and our time on campus :)

    I especially love the great offerings and opportunity to make friends within the hundreds of clubs, organizations, club sports, intramural sports, and a capella groups on campus. (Join something! Right away! Don't hesitate!) There are so many great opportunities through these clubs for fun outings (like Ski Club!) and interesting lectures (like International Relations Council!).

    I also think Colgate is the perfect size. I'm always meeting new, interesting people, but I see friends everywhere I go!

    Career Services is really helpful, and this is great considering a lot of people worry that going to a liberal arts school makes it harder to get hired. I really recommend the SophoMORE Connections event available sophomore year. It's a great way to practice networking, meet alumni, and learn about different career options. Students who are interested in an unpaid summer internship also apply for grant money-- about half of people who apply receive it and you can get over $4,000 if you need it!

    The Study Abroad offerings are amazing too! --and students on financial aid get extra grant money for that semester to help them out! (Thank god!)

    We're #1

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    Daemen College

    • Amherst, NY
    • 407 reviews
    College Junior:My school is okay, but honestly if I wouldn't have chose a different school. I think about that time to time like, "maybe I should've waited a semester and went to Syracuse," but then I wouldn't have met the amazing friends I have and experienced the unforgettable memories. My school is just the right size for me. I like that professors know all of their students names and actually care about us.

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    Barnard College

    • New York, NY
    • 395 reviews
    College Senior:Barnard is the best school in the world. I have grown so much as a person and I attribute this to the empowering all female environment that Barnard offers. I love my friends and I love New York City. I cannot have imagined a better college experience.

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    Adelphi University

    • Garden City, NY
    • 1,105 reviews
    College Junior:I am very happy I chose Adelphi University, for many reasons. Adelphi University is very diverse, containing a numerous amounts of programs to fit every unique individual. I also enjoy how beautiful the campus is.

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    St. Lawrence University

    • Canton, NY
    • 705 reviews
    College Sophomore:I absolutely love St. Lawrence University. It is by far one of my favorite places on Earth. The north country people are so very nice and the environment feels perfect for me. I've had so many wonderful experiences here that it is hard to choose one. However, if I had to talk about one, I would say every weekend when me and my friends get together to have burritos and watch movies. My school is unique because there is so much more to being here than just being a student. You are part of the community. If I could choose to come here again I would do it without a doubt.

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    SUNY College at Old Westbury

    • Old Westbury, NY
    • 411 reviews
    College Senior:Top Notch Professors – Professors avail themselves after hours and subpply their personal e-mail address. I had difficulty in a class and my professor linked me with a tutor which was an older student excelling and taking the same class. This afforded me the opportunity to pass the class with a B.

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    Cooper Union

    • New York, NY
    • 75 reviews
    College Freshman:Cooper has a reputation of producing high quality engineers, artists, and architects and this comes from the amazing education you receive here.

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    Cazenovia College

    • Cazenovia, NY
    • 307 reviews
    College Senior:Food is the main problem and the dorm could use some updating, but academically I love caz. Also wish there were more serious clubs for the arts.

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    Nazareth College

    • Rochester, NY
    • 695 reviews
    College Sophomore:A lot of my art professors have been really great and cared a lot about their students. The PEQ courses have been fine and most of those professors have been fine as well, honestly those courses just feel like necessary evils, along with the IS courses.

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    The College of New Rochelle

    • New Rochelle, NY
    • 345 reviews
    College Sophomore:Not many internships or projects within the school, but they will help find it elsewhere. Workload is average, a variety of courses but not offered all the time.

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    Iona College

    • New Rochelle, NY
    • 587 reviews
    College Sophomore:Although some may feel it's too small of a school, I think it's small size is very beneficial to students in both academic and social aspects. A smaller student population results in smaller class sizes, some even smaller than my high school classes, which means that you're able to build relationships with your professors and classmates which I believe benefits many students academically. When walking through campus on any given day, 99% of the time you'll pass at least one familiar face whether it be that of a faculty member or student. The close proximity to NYC is a definite plus, with the train station only five minutes from campus and it being only $15 for a round trip ticket. Joining a sorority during my freshman year and becoming part of Greek Life on campus has been one of the best decisions I've made for myself. Although the greek organizations on our campus are much smaller than most other campuses, it really gives you the opportunity to build much closer bonds with all of your brothers or sisters. The size of my school has helped me build incredible bonds with so many people, including fellow students as well as faculty members, and for that reason I would choose Iona over and over again.

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    Pace University

    • New York, NY
    • 1,848 reviews
    College Sophomore:The school is very pricey but it is worth your money because it depends how involved you can get into the school. Its not completely bad, just that the student needs to put some effort into it. But, it would be nice for students to get more scholarship money since pace is pretty pricey.

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    Manhattanville College

    • Purchase, NY
    • 788 reviews
    College Junior:In my two complete years at Manhattanville, i've grown and matured as a person. Through new experiences, I am now better equipped to handle complex situations I may come across in the future. The classes have taught me well, and the amazing friends I've made so far have been extremely helpful to my growth.

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    Roberts Wesleyan College

    • Rochester, NY
    • 404 reviews
    College Freshman:Some of the professors are really smart, they just have no idea how to teach, it doesn't matter how smart you are if you cannot teach it we are all lost

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