This week, the University of Southern California announced new safety measures, including a campus lock down at night. The new policies are a reaction to a shooting from Halloween 2012, and attempts to combat the concern about Los Angeles being one of the most dangerous college cities in the U.S.
Often times large public universities top the list of schools with the most crime, but even smaller prestigious universities are not immune from the dangers of the towns their ivory towers call home.
So which campuses are the safest? StateUniversity.com has compiled a list of the ones with the highest safety rating.
Check out the top 10 in the slideshow below:
1. Arkansas State University-Beebe
Safety rating: 100
2. Sheridan College
Safety rating: 99.98
3. Lake Land College
Safety rating: 99.66
4. Southern University at New Orleans
Safety rating: 99.65
5. Erskine College and Seminary
Safety rating: 99.21
6. Central Texas College
Safety rating: 99.08
7. South Plains College
Safety rating: 98.98
8. Virginia Western Community College
Safety rating: 98.94
9. Northeast State Community College
Safety rating: 98.92
10. Delgado Community College
Safety rating: 98.91