Consider campus crime when evaluating colleges

To a high school senior, certain factors may be more important than others when choosing a university, U.S. News reports. Extended meal plans, Greek life, male-to-female ratio…college crime? Unfortunately, college crime rates are usually overlooked in the selection process, but they’re still an important factor when choosing a home for the next four years. What makes this even more difficult is the fact that college crime statistics can be confusing, inaccurate, and often misinterpreted. This may leave students (or even more so, their parents) with misconceptions about a university’s reputation–or, worse, a false sense of security…

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