For those attending college, it can be a time for intellectual exploration, personal growth, and preparing to enter the "real" world. For parents of those attending college, it can be a time of stress and worry. Knowing your student will be safe can be a major factor in determining which college to attend.

What is America's Safest College/University?

If you prefer data over anecdotal evidence, you should check out the recent study from Academic Influence which names the 15 safest colleges in America. The study considered a college’s safety programs, crime prevention strategies, and general security infrastructure, including the following elements.

  • Compliance with the Clery Act
  • Various security features
  • Low crime statistics
  • Mental health services

Indiana is Home to America's Safest College

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Once all of the data was gathered and the proverbial numbers were crunched, it was determined that PURDUE UNIVERSITY is the safest college in America. School officials credit the campus police department for helping Purdue achieve this ranking. The PUPD does many things to keep students safe, including:

  • Patrolling the campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Provide security services for all large campus events.
  • Offer a Safe Walk program.
  • Provide a public (online) log each day that documents all crimes reported to the department.

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In addition, Purdue's campus features nearly 300 emergency telephone call boxes, students have access to mental health services, and can receive free rides on city buses with a Purdue ID. Purdue's President, Mung Chiang, is obviously very proud of the school's #1 ranking...

Safety is always the top priority at Purdue. We thank the outstanding work 24/7 by the professional colleagues and appreciate the safety mindset of over 60,000 members of the West Lafayette campus. This ranking is another reflection of our continued focus on safety.

For parents seeking a safe and nurturing environment for their college-bound student, look no further than Purdue University, which fosters a community where students can thrive. You can let your student embark on their intellectual journey with the peace of mind that comes with knowing they'll be safe at Purdue University.

16 Indiana Towns with Dirty-Sounding Names

A majority of these towns were given their names in the mid-to-late 1800s as settlers making their way across the country found unclaimed plots of land and decided to make them their own. While I imagine they thought the names they came up with were innocent, and perhaps a tribute to something in their lives, pop culture has warped our minds to the point since then that we can't help but think of something about the town that was never intended by its founders. Take a look at this list. I guarantee there's at least one name that will make you chuckle.

Gallery Credit: Ryan O'Bryan

38 Celebrities Who Were Born in Indiana

There are a bunch of famous folks that everyone knows were born in Indiana, but there are even more that you didn't know about. Most of this list is arranged in alphabetical order, except for the handful of celebrities born in our neck of the woods here in southern Indiana. I gotta give them a little preferential treatment.

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