Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Highland Heights/ NKU Rank Among Top 10 Safest College Towns


For the second time in a month, Northern Kentucky University has been ranked as one of the safest college campuses. Safewise, a home security company, listed Highland Heights/NKU as the seventh safest college town in the nation.

SafeWise compiled the top 30 safest college towns based on the most recent FBI crime statistics and safety programs.

“As one of the state’s fastest-growing colleges, NKU has managed the influx of higher student populations while keeping crime rates low,” SafeWise reported.

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SafeWise also took into account reviews from Unigo, a website that matches students with colleges, scholarships and student loans. The reviews show students describe NKU’s campus as diverse, safe, inclusive and welcoming.


“Providing a safe campus for students is a priority for NKU and our University Police Department, and we are fortunate to have a strong partnership with Highland Heights,” said Dan Nadler, NKU vice president of student affairs. “The close working relationship between the university and the city fosters this environment beyond our campus boundaries. We all share a common goal to make NKU and Highland Heights a vibrant and safe community.”

NKU strives for campus safety with the use of lighting, several blue light emergency phones and a 24-hour police escort system that anyone on campus can access. Highland Heights was also 10th in Safewise’s list of the 20 safest cities in Kentucky based on FBI crime data.

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