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Benedictine University ranked second safest college campus in America

April 29, 2019

Safest campusCampus safety is a top consideration for many individuals and their families when it comes to choosing a college or university to attend. released a list of the safest college campuses in America for 2019 and Benedictine University ranked second out of nearly 1,500 reviewed. The University was the #1 safest in the state of Illinois.

According to, the 2019 Safest College Campuses ranking is based on key statistics and student reviews using data from the U.S. Department of Education including hate crime, property crime, violent crime and violence against women. praised Benedictine University for several safety measures including regular patrols, camera monitoring, emergency and non-emergency dispatch, annual security reports and sex offender registry searches.


Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has a branch campus in Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 5,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the ninth consecutive year in 2019. Benedictine University was also named the second-safest campus in the country and safest campus in Illinois by in 2019. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. For more information about the University, contact (630) 829-6300, or visit

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