01/17/2013 09:59 am ET

The 10 Safest Colleges In The Country:

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:

The 10 Safest Colleges In 2012 According To