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? has compiled a list of the ones with the highest safety rating.

Check out the top 10 in the slideshow below:

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  • 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