UW-Superior one of the best for campus safety in a national ranking

Posted on Oct 1, 2015

UW-Superior was the only school in the region to secure a top 25 ranking.

When it comes to student safety, the University of Wisconsin-Superior is among the safest places in the United States to live and go to school in a recent national ranking. UW-Superior ranked 25th in the country as the Safest College Campus according to HomeInsurance.com.

HomeownersInsurance.com, a consumer-centric insurance marketplace, recently conducted a study to find the safest college campuses in the United States. UW-Superior ranked 25th due to having a low number of violent crime incidents and a very minimal amount of property crime incidents.

UW-Superior Chancellor Renée Wachter said student safety has always been and will continue to be a top priority on campus. 

"Our entire campus community works hard to ensure a positive and safe experience for all students," Wachter said. "We are proud and honored to see UW-Superior recognized not only as one of the safest campuses in the region, but one of the safest in the nation."  

Wachter went on to add that the Campus Safety Office as well as the entire university community will continue to focus on making students feel safe in order for them to achieve their academic goals.

To find the safest campuses, analysts at HomeInsurance.com looked at a 2013 report by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to analyze the number of incidents of violent crime and property crime on over 400 college campuses. Analysts also used WalkScore.com to factor in the walkability of the cities in which each campus is predominantly located in. The total score also took into the amount of violent crime and property crime on each campus in 2013, plus each city's walk score.

Besides UW-Superior, two other UW System schools were also recognized in the rankings, UW-La Crosse was 2 overall and UW-Green Bay was 17.

News Contact: James Biros | jbiros@uwsuper.edu | 715-394-8260

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When it comes to student safety, the University of Wisconsin-Superior is among the safest places in the United States to live and go to school in a recent national ranking.