A week after listing the nation’s 25 most dangerous colleges, The Daily Beast follows up with its list of the 25 safest universities. The website said it based its ratings on crime statistics reported annually to the U.S. Department of Education, as well as more than 50 different criteria. The two safest campuses were both on Long Island in New York: New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury and Farmingdale State University. Also in the top five were Grand Valley State in Allendale, Mich., Indiana Wesleyan in Marion, Ind., and Idaho State in Pocatello.
The website’s list of the nation’s most dangerous universities included three in the Boston area. Emerson in Boston was rated most dangerous, followed by St. Xavier in Chicago, Maryland-Baltimore, Tufts in Medford, Mass., and MIT in Cambridge, Mass.