If you are looking to send your kid away to a safe college town. 3 of the safest college towns in America are located in Michigan.

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3 Most Unsafe College Towns in America

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Before we get to the 3 most safe college towns in Michigan. It's important to know that bigger schools are not always the safest place for your child to attend.

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Based on the number of annual violent crimes on campus, the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor is the most dangerous college town in Michigan and America. In 2023, U of M had a whopping 1,468 crimes committed on campus which is way above the next closest schools with violent crime.

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Michigan's number 1 rival Ohio State came in second with 583 violent crimes committed on campus. I sure thought the number of issues at OSU would be higher but they have a lot more dorms off of campus that may not be counted since they are technically off campus.

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If you have to head out west to find the next most dangerous college campus which is the University of California, Berkeley. Cal had 242 violent crimes committed on campus in 2023.

3 Safest College Campuses in Michigan

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College is expensive no matter where you send your children. If your kids plan on living on campus, you want to make sure you send them to the safest one possible while still earning a solid education. Below are the top 3 safest college campuses in Michigan:

#3 Marquette: Northern Michigan University

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Northern Michigan University is located in Marquette with a population of 20,529. NMU is located in one of the most beautiful areas of the state in the northwestern portion of the Upper Peninsula. NMU has been consistently rated as one of the safest college towns in America.

#2 Midland: Northwood University

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Northwood University is located in Midland Michigan. NU has just under 3,000 students on a campus that is one of the safest places in Michigan. Unlike Northern Michigan University, you are much closer to civilization while still sending your child to one of the safest campuses and towns in the entire state.

#1 Rochester Hills: Oakland University

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Oakland University is located in Rochester Hills and even though it has a large population the city has a low violent crime rate. If you are looking for the safest campus in Michigan to send your kid to college you have found it with Oakland University.

Data used in this article came from Research.com.

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