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Dang! Tufts is a tuft university.....hahaha see what I did there. J/k lame I know.
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LOL I knew Howard was going to be Top 10 before I even looked at it
How about Yale in there. One thing I noticed( and I definitely cold be wrong) Majority of them seem to be private school..... Oh I wait for the days that FSU can be like those big academic boys.
I am surprised all of the IVY league schools being on their
Obviously, the surrounding areas by those campuses has a lot to do with it. Chicago, Detroit, DC, Philly, Newark, NY, Cambridge, St Louis etc all have high crime rates.
I was kind of surprised to not see Virginia Commonwealth or Univ of Richmond on there. Also don't understand how WashU made it but St Louis U did not.
When I was at FSU, I don't really recall too many places that we were advised not to go but I vaguely remember north of Cash Hall on Woodward being shady.
How is Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University not #1?
33 freaking murders in 3 years!!! Are you serious?
The privates all have a higher rate of forcible rape and burglaries.
I couldn't read it well on my phone so I gave up. The fact that they stated each university's enrollment, and that private and ivy league schools have been mentioned makes me think that they used enrollment as an indicator.
Meaning the smaller your enrollment, the more each individual crime will be weighted against you. So a school with 10,000 is going to score higher with 20 incidents than a school with 40,000 and 50 incidents.
I guess that's more fair than ignoring student population, but from the comments I'm reading it sounds like the results are definitely skewed.
Any comic fans out there, check out Tart, written by a Seminole Grad, who is incidentally... me.
"Sometimes when you bring the thunder, you get lost in the storm." -Kenny Powers
yeah, i was wondering the same thing... not sure how this is calculated b/c a lot of the schools seemed more dangerous than Tufts
To be fair this is a 2010 list. So the vast majority of those 33 VT murders (if not all of them) were from the 2007 shooting rampage. And the ranking seems to be per capita, so the smaller schools are at the top because it's more violent crimes per student than the large schools, who may have more crimes total.
Its also just factoring in crime on campus and not immediately off campus where a lot of students live. There are schools like Temple that are in horrible neighborhoods whose numbers would be much higher if that was taken into account.
Yeah......I'm a SLU alum and don't get it either. Seems like we had daily emails about burglaries, etc.
"The measure of a man is what he does with power."
I had some dumb ass kid try to steal my satellite radio at Walmart on Tennessee street before I even paid for it. Stupid kid realized it too about halfway through and took off running.
Speaking of dangerous cities, I know Tallahassee came in at like #8 on the list this year. I have gone to school in 2 of the top 8 dangerous cities (Tally and Detroit) and honestly all that stuff is overrated. As long as you are smart and know which areas to avoid you aren't going to have a problem. Ive never once felt unsafe in either Detroit or Tallahassee.
I am surprised miami is the only florida school on the list.
it was one isolated horrific incident that is the culprit for the high murder rate.
I'm really surprised we're not on that list, but then again it's from 2010 and prior. The AK-47 shooting was in 2011 at the frat house, which would go under negligent homicide. Students got e-mails all the time of assaults, robberies and burglaries on campus...plus the famous "Rape Tunnel" under Tennessee Street.
Florida State University c/o 2010
Va Tech should be number one shouldn't it?
Do not forget the kid who decapatated the girl at va tech in their cafeteria.
People at Rutgers, Cal, and Michigan like to burn things.
EDIT: Holy crap how did I miss Maine at 54???
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Which is funny because Michigan St is the one with the reputation in the area that they are going to set couches on fire after big sporting events.
Location has a ton to do with it. Most private schools are older and in bad areas.
I thought that was WVU
I meant in the state of Michigan, Michigan State has the reputation of couch fires and mobs. There is an area at Michigan State called cedar street that always has fires being set.
There have been 4 "riots" since 1998 at MSU, here is the wikipedia on 3 of them
And there was a 4th one in 2008, article on it here
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