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Top 500 Ranked Colleges - Safest Private Colleges and Universities

Colleges and universities ranked for campus safety on a scale that accounts for severity of a crime as well as frequency of crime. Campus crime statistics below are per 100 students. To find info about a school not listed below, try the site search at the bottom of the page.

Top 500 Ranked Colleges - Safest Private Colleges and Universities

2020 2019 School Name
Aggravated Assault
Vehicle Theft
Local Crime
1 2 Gordon College                   0.02
2 N/A Manor College                   0.02
3 N/A Massachusetts School of Law                   0.02
4 1 Covenant College                   0.03
5 3 Trinity Christian College                   0.03
6 5 Ursuline College       0.13           0.01
7 7 Lake Forest Graduate School of Management                   0.03
8 11 Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine                   0.03
9 8 Bethel University                   0.03
10 4 Bethel Seminary-St Paul                   0.03
11 14 Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences                   0.03
12 9 Emmanuel College                   0.03
13 10 Bay Path University       0.05           0.03
14 N/A New England Institute of Technology       0.03         0.03 0.02
15 17 Menlo College                   0.04
16 13 Midwestern University-Downers Grove                   0.04
17 N/A Brandman University                 0.01 0.03
18 19 Palo Alto University                   0.05
19 20 Lindsey Wilson College       0.12           0.03
20 16 Brigham Young University-Idaho 0.01 0.02   0.03         0.01 0.02
Incidents per 100 students
Local crime is weighed less than campus crime in a school's overall safety ranking. Each city's safety ranking is based on the same categories that are displayed for crimes that take place on campus.

The campus crime statistics published on StateUniversity.com are compiled from crime reports submitted by college/university law enforcement between January 1 and December 31, 2019. College safety ratings based on campus crime can be a useful tool in evaluating a college or university; however, these safety ratings only provide part of the picture. Before making a college decision based on campus crime reports, students are advised to consider other factors, such as overall crime in the neighboring community. Local organizations and law enforcement may be able to provide such additional information.

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