The Safest College Towns in America

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When choosing a college there are a lot of factors to consider: cost, distance, course offerings, etc. To help you narrow down your kid's list of potential schools, SafeWise ranked the 50 safest college towns in America. 

They analyzed two types of crime, violent and property, and used the most recent FBI crime reports available to compile the list. The rankings were determined by the frequency of violent crime per capita.

Princeton (6), Union City (24) and Montclair (32) all made the list but the top five spots went to towns outside of New Jersey: 

  1. Brookline, Massachusetts 
  2. Deerfield, Illinois
  3. Rexburg, Idaho
  4. Upper Dublin, Pennsylvania
  5. Wellesley, Massachusetts

See the full SafeWise list here.

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