There is so much hate for safety schools. They're treated like dirty words. But you know what? All schools are awesome. And any school that accepts you deserves your respect. Your safety school is probably somebody's reach.
It's not all about how much money you spend over four years, or how nice your campus looks, or how many celebrities went/go to your school. It's about how you live it, and at the end of day, how that living makes you FEEL on the inside.
The sad truth of the college application process is that few students are actually admitted to the school of their dreams. Virtually all applicants receive rejection letters and ultimately end up compromising in one way or another.