College. It can be one of the most exciting and high-energy times of any young person’s life. But with all that freedom sometimes comes trouble, and when that happens, it is up to the college/university’s governing body to come to a consensus on what action is warranted. This week, we will be examining a few schools (once again varying in prestige and location) and what their average safety rating is, as well as what criminal activity looks like on campus.
1) Florida Southern University
As we can see, although the composite safety score for Florida Southern University is a passing C, the school leaves something to be desired in regards to safety in location and overall campus crime, unless you’re one of those students who doesn’t mind being holed up in a dorm all day. As we can see from the charts below, the Lakeland region and the school both seem to have issues with assault, drug and alcohol possession, and theft.
2) Florida State University
Although it totes the same overall safety score as Florida Southern University, students heading to this FSU may find comfort in seeing that the overall campus and region scores for safety are considerably higher. Their concerns should lie with the city, where the ‘+’ is the only positive portion of the score.
3) University of Florida
The final school on this week’s examination list is the University of Florida, the number one school in the state. However, in stark contrast to their academic record, the school’s safety score is just above average. Arguably the safest of the three schools, UF students should take precautions against auto theft and aggravated assault in particular.
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