100 Most Dangerous American Colleges

The rankings for the 100 Most Dangerous Colleges in the US have been compiled using official government crime data for 6,219 colleges and universities in America. This data has been obtained from the US Department of Education, and outlines various alleged acts of crime that occurred both on-campus and off-campus recently.

Based on our unique scoring methods, we have subjectively characterized the colleges listed below as being both dangerous and unsafe relative to other colleges in America. Our interpretative analysis of college and campus safety also predicts that the probability of a students involvement in an act of crime while studying at these colleges is relatively high when compared to other colleges and campus areas.

You can also view our ratings for the Top 100 Safest Colleges in the United States or learn more about methodology used to determine the most dangerous colleges in the USA.

It's important to remember that almost no college campus is absolutely safe and completely exempt from crime, and we encourage you to explore more than just our campus Safety Reports when evaluating colleges.

2017 Ranking - The Most Dangerous Colleges in the United States

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