SRU ranked among the Top 25 Safest College Campuses in America


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April 29, 2020

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. — Slippery Rock University was named one of the Top 25 Safest College Campuses in America for 2020 by, a website maintained by the home security company SafeStreets.

SRU ranked No. 17 on the list, which consists of public, private and nonprofit institutions with a minimum of 5,000 students offering two- or four-year degrees. Campus safety was evaluated on a combination of factors and data collected from the U.S. Department of Education's Campus Safety and Security data and the FBI's 2018 Uniform Crime Report, including violent and property crimes per 10,000 people.

According to the researchers, "Slippery Rock University offers a slew of blue safety light stations across its campus -- like many in our list -- but it doesn't seem like they get much use. With an overall violent crime rate of only 0.57 per 10,000 people, Slippery Rock (University) has one of the lowest violent crime rates of any school in our top twenty-five."

For more information about campus safety, click here. To view the entire Safest College Campuses in America rankings, click here.

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