The 2015 Cappies

Safest Colleges

Compiling the results of over 1.4 million student reviews on over 2,000 colleges and universities, The 2015 Cappies™ honors America's top 25 favorite schools across multiple categories. See which schools students felt topped the list as the Safest College Campuses.

While all colleges strive for campus safety, students feel particularly secure on the college campuses in The 2015 Cappies™. Following are safety practices from some of the schools that were named top of the class as safest colleges.

Williams College encourages students to download a customized version of the "Circle of 6" app for mobile phones. Students who download the app pick six trusted friends, as well as national hotlines and emergency numbers - including campus resources - to join a "circle." Then, if faced with an unsafe or dangerous situation, they can send a text to those friends/resources with just two clicks. The college also has partnered with a local ambulance service to provide on-call transportation for its students to and from non-emergency medical appointments during the school term. At Cairn University, leadership believes you can never be too prepared. Emergency drills are held on campus there with students, in order to be as prepared as possible for potential crisis situations. Several of the colleges at the top of The 2015 Cappies™ also provide students with late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc.).

"Campus safety is really approachable, and understanding. I've never felt unsafe at the college, but they are happy to drive you home from somewhere if you don't feel safe. We also have the blue light system on campus."

- student from scripps college
Ranking School Name State Population
1 Williams College Massachusetts 2,245
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2 Cairn University-Langhorne Pennsylvania 1,042
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3 Scripps College California 950
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4 Ripon College Wisconsin 931
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5 Stevens Institute of Technology New Jersey 5,629
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6 City College-Gainesville Florida 486
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7 Life Pacific College California 509
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8 Northwest Nazarene University Idaho 2,016
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9 Florida College Florida 478
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10 Brazosport College Texas 4,196
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11 St Louis College of Pharmacy Missouri 1,215
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12 St Lawrence University New York 2,506
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13 Johnson University Tennessee 816
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14 Bowdoin College Maine 1,955
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15 Wayland Baptist University Texas 6,385
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16 Vassar College New York 2,446
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17 Lubbock Christian University Texas 2,135
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18 Maryville University of Saint Louis Missouri 3,676
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19 Concordia University, Nebraska Nebraska 2,332
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20 University of Washington-Bothell Campus Washington 3,273
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21 University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma Oklahoma 1,046
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22 University of West Alabama Alabama 5,094
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23 Lebanon Valley College Pennsylvania 2,065
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24 Johnson State College Vermont 1,925
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25 Wellesley College Massachusetts 2,546
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