Cappex Unlocks Best 25 Colleges and Universities for Campus Safety

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The 2015 Cappies™ highlight the nation’s safest college campuses as reviewed by students.

Safety on college campuses is always a priority. However, some schools go above and beyond to make students feel secure – especially at those colleges named to the Top 25 List of The 2015 Cappies™’ second category: “Campus Safety”.

Cappex, Your College Decision HeadquartersTM, helps students discover new colleges and scholarships, compare top choices and read student reviews. With this mission in mind, Cappex created the 2015 Cappies™, a compilation of more than 1.4 million student reviews of more than 3,000 colleges and universities. The result is a list honoring America’s top 25 favorite schools across six popular categories.

Today, Cappex is pleased to announce the schools with the highest ratings in the “Safest Colleges” category.

Following is a peek at specific security measures that brought some of the safest colleges to the top of the 2015 CappiesTM.

  • Encourage students to download a customized version of the "Circle of 6” app for mobile phones. Students who download the app pick six trusted friends, as well as national hotlines and emergency numbers — including campus resources — to join a "circle." If ever faced with an unsafe situation, they can send a text to those friends/resources with just two clicks.
  • Partner with a local ambulance service to provide on-call transportation for its students to and from non-emergency medical appointments.
  • Hold emergency drills on campus with students, in order to be prepared for potential crisis situations.

Many of the 2015 Cappies™ recipient schools in the Safest Colleges category also provide students with late night transportation/escort services, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc.).

“Cappex is a place students always can feel safe turning to for guidance and honest answers to tough questions,” said Sarah Wilde, Senior Vice President of Marketing. “We take campus safety very seriously at Cappex, and we know that students and their families do as well. We hope this list will be a helpful tool to help students pick the school that is the best fit for them.”

If you are curious about the colleges Cappex students selected as safest, check out the full list of schools in the Safest Colleges category now. Other winners from The 2015 Cappies™ will be announced in the coming weeks for Best Value Colleges, Hardest Colleges, Best Colleges for Activities, and Best College Dorms. Also see the list of winners in the previous category announced for Best College Food.

About Cappex
With more than 6 million student users, Cappex is a top web destination for high school and college students as they actively discover and research colleges online. Cappex provides free tools for students to determine their best fit for colleges and scholarships as well as search from more than 3,000 college profiles. Cappex also works closely with admissions officers at hundreds of colleges and universities to help them reach their enrollment goals by going beyond student search to generate qualified inquiries online. Schools can attract the students they want without needing to spend time identifying lists and writing campaigns. Learn more at Cappex.com.

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