Illinois Has One Of The Safest & Best College Towns In America
Based on a recent study by News & World Report, a lot was discovered about colleges after analyzing student majors, campus life, cost of attending, nightlight and the amount of resources offered on each campus.
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Selecting a college immediately after high school is such a challenging and critical choice. There are so many factors to consider before committing to your "forever school." Being away from home, you want to ensure your safety is prioritized.
Crime can happen anywhere, but where can students go to school in Illinois without feeling a sense of fear just walking around on campus?
7 Of The Safest College Towns In Illinois
Illinois isn't home to just safe college towns, but we have some of the top-ranked schools in the nation.
"A few of the best private colleges in Illinois include the University of Illinois in Normal-Champaign and Northwestern University." [worldatlas]
Illinois has 7 college towns in the state that students feel the safest when they're walking around campus.
"Home to Illinois Wesleyan University and Illinois State University, Bloomington, is the place to be to meet people from all around the state and enjoy historical attractions."
"University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign offers a 24-hour hotline, trained security personnel, late-night transportation services, and electronically-operated dormitory entrances to enhance student safety."
I love that one of their colleges, Western Illinois University, has a tagline of "A Safe Place to Live and Learn. The community and University are closely integrated and work together to create a safe environment for everyone."
With roughly 40,000 residents, the city of Urbana, Illinois offers an urban and suburban feel with tons of nightlife, coffee shops, parks, and restaurants.
Interestingly enough, Greenville is 71% safer than other Illinois cities and 80% safer than other cities in the nation.
It might not be the safest in the country, but it's a safe town to live, go to school, and raise a family.
And the SAFEST & BEST college town in Illinois goes to....
CHARLESTON! Not only was Charleston ranked the safest college town in Illinois, but crowned the SECOND-SAFEST COLLEGE TOWN IN AMERICA!
Does this help you make a decision where you should commit yourself for the next four years? Your future is in your hands!
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