Top 5 safest schools in the top 14?

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Top 5 safest schools in the top 14?

Postby legaleagle9 » Tue May 31, 2011 2:06 am

What are the top 5 safest schools in the top 14 in terms of quality of living? Schools that the area in which you live is very safe, very low in crime, a place that you could raise a family. thanks!

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Re: Top 5 safest schools in the top 14?

Postby yngblkgifted » Tue May 31, 2011 2:10 am

Not sure, but I know sure as hell that Penn is out.

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Re: Top 5 safest schools in the top 14?

Postby flcath » Tue May 31, 2011 2:14 am

Good ones:
Stanford
NYU
Michigan
UVA
Cornell


Bad ones:
Penn
GULC
Berkeley
Yale

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Re: Top 5 safest schools in the top 14?

Postby shoeshine » Tue May 31, 2011 2:27 am

flcath wrote:Good ones:
Stanford
NYU
Michigan
UVA
Cornell


Bad ones:
Penn
GULC
Berkeley
Yale


Berkeley is bad? You have never been to Berkeley have you?

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Re: Top 5 safest schools in the top 14?

Postby Cupidity » Tue May 31, 2011 2:28 am

Harvard. Cambridge is very safe unless you count pot smoking and bike theft as serious crime and the greater Boston area was just ranked #2 best city in the country to raise a family based on safety and education quality.

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Re: Top 5 safest schools in the top 14?

Postby Cupidity » Tue May 31, 2011 2:29 am

flcath wrote:Good ones:
Stanford
NYU
Michigan
UVA
Cornell
Yale


And how do you get NYU and not Columbia? I mean... I know they aren't exactly on top of each other, but really? And as for "raising a family"... bringing up a child in New Haven should be a crime.

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Re: Top 5 safest schools in the top 14?

Postby flcath » Tue May 31, 2011 2:36 am

shoeshine wrote:
flcath wrote:Good ones:
Stanford
NYU
Michigan
UVA
Cornell


Bad ones:
Penn
GULC
Berkeley
Yale


Berkeley is bad? You have never been to Berkeley have you?

No, I haven't; nor have I been to New Haven. Or Detroit. Or Mogadishu. I know several Berkeley UGs, and I have spent time on the other side of the bay.

It's near Richmond, which is infamous for violent crime.

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Re: Top 5 safest schools in the top 14?

Postby sundance95 » Tue May 31, 2011 2:37 am

shoeshine wrote:
flcath wrote:Good ones:
Stanford
NYU
Michigan
UVA
Cornell


Bad ones:
Penn
GULC
Berkeley
Yale


Berkeley is bad? You have never been to Berkeley have you?

Berkeley is bad, and I've been there. Stanford appearing on the 'good' list with the caveat that East Palo Alto is a shithole, although you probably would never have to go there if you didn't want to.

Also, NYU?

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Re: Top 5 safest schools in the top 14?

Postby flcath » Tue May 31, 2011 2:37 am

Cupidity wrote:
flcath wrote:Good ones:
Stanford
NYU
Michigan
UVA
Cornell
Yale


And how do you get NYU and not Columbia? I mean... I know they aren't exactly on top of each other, but really? And as for "raising a family"... bringing up a child in New Haven should be a crime.

I only wanted one NYC school, so I picked the one in the better neighborhood.

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Re: Top 5 safest schools in the top 14?

Postby Commonwealthman » Tue May 31, 2011 2:38 am

Michigan and Stanford are the safest.

Here's something empirical for y'all:

Crime Rates by City (per 100,000 population)
(comparative index, with lower numbers indicating less crime)

City ......................Total.........Violent, Property
Ann Arbor, MI..........7...............(3, 4)
Stanford, CA ..........8...............(4, 4)
Ithaca, NY.............9................(4, 5)
New York...............9................(6, 3)
Cambridge, MA........10..............(5, 5)
Durham, NC............12...............(6, 6)
New Haven, CT........12.............(6, 6)
Charlottesville, VA.....13.............(7, 6)
Berkeley, CA............15..............(6, 9)
Philadelphia.............15..............(9, 6)
DC.........................15..............(9, 6)
Chicago..................15..............(9, 6)

From FBI crime statistics via http://www.bestplaces.net/crime/. Usual disclaimers apply: May be slightly out of date, based on reporting from local governments, large cities are big places and so crime rates differ by neighborhood, and so forth.
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Re: Top 5 safest schools in the top 14?

Postby sundance95 » Tue May 31, 2011 2:39 am

^Per capita FTL when comparing cities of such disparate sizes.

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Re: Top 5 safest schools in the top 14?

Postby flcath » Tue May 31, 2011 2:40 am

My list isn't perfect, but for something I threw together in like 30 seconds, I'm really liking it.

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Re: Top 5 safest schools in the top 14?

Postby Cupidity » Tue May 31, 2011 2:47 am

sundance95 wrote:^Per capita FTL when comparing cities of such disparate sizes.


Agreed, 5 violent crimes per 100,000 in New York City means like 12 people got rape-stabbed within 9 feet of you.

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Re: Top 5 safest schools in the top 14?

Postby Saul Goodman » Tue May 31, 2011 2:50 am

flcath wrote:
Cupidity wrote:
flcath wrote:Good ones:
Stanford
NYU
Michigan
UVA
Cornell
Yale


And how do you get NYU and not Columbia? I mean... I know they aren't exactly on top of each other, but really? And as for "raising a family"... bringing up a child in New Haven should be a crime.


I only wanted one NYC school, so I picked the one in the better neighborhood.


More importantly, NYU is in a neighborhood surrounded by safe neighborhoods. You would have to walk pretty damn far, and cross a bridge, to get to the nearest bad neighborhood. From Columbia, if you walk about a mile north east you'll be in for a drastic change of scenery.

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Re: Top 5 safest schools in the top 14?

Postby flcath » Tue May 31, 2011 2:51 am

Cupidity wrote:
sundance95 wrote:^Per capita FTL when comparing cities of such disparate sizes.


Agreed, 5 violent crimes per 100,000 in New York City means like 12 people got rape-stabbed within 9 feet of you.

Statistics for "New York" are kinda worthless in general, as has already been acknowledged.

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Re: Top 5 safest schools in the top 14?

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Tue May 31, 2011 2:54 am

Cupidity wrote:
sundance95 wrote:^Per capita FTL when comparing cities of such disparate sizes.


Agreed, 5 violent crimes per 100,000 in New York City means like 12 people got rape-stabbed within 9 feet of you.


I can't help but think that a "/" would have been better than a "-" in the bolded word.

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Re: Top 5 safest schools in the top 14?

Postby Saul Goodman » Tue May 31, 2011 2:54 am

Richie Tenenbaum wrote:
Cupidity wrote:
sundance95 wrote:^Per capita FTL when comparing cities of such disparate sizes.


Agreed, 5 violent crimes per 100,000 in New York City means like 12 people got rape-stabbed within 9 feet of you.


I can't help but think that a "/" would have been better than a "-" in the bolded word.


LMAO

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Re: Top 5 safest schools in the top 14?

Postby Cupidity » Tue May 31, 2011 2:58 am

Richie Tenenbaum wrote:
Cupidity wrote:
sundance95 wrote:^Per capita FTL when comparing cities of such disparate sizes.


Agreed, 5 violent crimes per 100,000 in New York City means like 12 people got rape-stabbed within 9 feet of you.


I can't help but think that a "/" would have been better than a "-" in the bolded word.


New York City is a scary place, accordingly, I stand by my "-"

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Re: Top 5 safest schools in the top 14?

Postby Saul Goodman » Tue May 31, 2011 3:03 am

Cupidity wrote:
Richie Tenenbaum wrote:
Cupidity wrote:
sundance95 wrote:^Per capita FTL when comparing cities of such disparate sizes.


Agreed, 5 violent crimes per 100,000 in New York City means like 12 people got rape-stabbed within 9 feet of you.


I can't help but think that a "/" would have been better than a "-" in the bolded word.


New York City is a scary place, accordingly, I stand by my "-"


Please tell me your joking. NYC might be scary, but not because of crime, at least not anymore. When was growing up in NYC, my parents used to not let me walk on the streets. Now, I can walk around at three in the morning in Washington Heights without feeling the slightest bit in danger - many neighborhoods that used to be "off-limits" are now home to some of the most expensive restaurants. I don't know a single person who has been raped or stabbed, and I went to Elementary, High School, and College in Manhattan.

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Re: Top 5 safest schools in the top 14?

Postby Cupidity » Tue May 31, 2011 3:06 am

I am joking. Although, back to OP, it seems like they are interested in raising kids. I know its a matter of taste, but I wouldn't want to raise my children in NYC. Also, housing costs aren't conducive to family-sized options.

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Re: Top 5 safest schools in the top 14?

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Tue May 31, 2011 3:07 am

Cupidity wrote:
Richie Tenenbaum wrote:
Cupidity wrote:
sundance95 wrote:^Per capita FTL when comparing cities of such disparate sizes.


Agreed, 5 violent crimes per 100,000 in New York City means like 12 people got rape-stabbed within 9 feet of you.


I can't help but think that a "/" would have been better than a "-" in the bolded word.


New York City is a scary place, accordingly, I stand by my "-"

:lol:

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Re: Top 5 safest schools in the top 14?

Postby shoeshine » Tue May 31, 2011 3:12 am

Cupidity wrote:
Richie Tenenbaum wrote:
Cupidity wrote:
sundance95 wrote:^Per capita FTL when comparing cities of such disparate sizes.


Agreed, 5 violent crimes per 100,000 in New York City means like 12 people got rape-stabbed within 9 feet of you.


I can't help but think that a "/" would have been better than a "-" in the bolded word.


New York City is a scary place, accordingly, I stand by my "-"


After reading this I am really scared of being rape-stabbed.

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Re: Top 5 safest schools in the top 14?

Postby Hannibal » Tue May 31, 2011 3:14 am

flcath wrote:No, I haven't; nor have I been to New Haven. Or Detroit. Or Mogadishu. I know several Berkeley UGs, and I have spent time on the other side of the bay.

It's near Richmond, which is infamous for violent crime.


And Ann Arbor is near Detroit, New York is near New York, etc. Your house is dangerous because you live next to a couple that fights a lot.

Berkeley is not very close to the bad parts of Richmond AT ALL. You would have done better by saying it's close to Oakland.

But yeah...Berkeley can be dangerous towards the Oakland side and the freeway. The hills are perfectly safe. Also, you don't really need to live near Berkeley to go there. Live in Lafayette and BART in every day.

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Re: Top 5 safest schools in the top 14?

Postby JDucreux » Tue May 31, 2011 3:23 am

Hannibal wrote:And Ann Arbor is near Detroit, New York is near New York, etc.


Ann Arbor & Detroit are 40 miles apart

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Re: Top 5 safest schools in the top 14?

Postby Holly Golightly » Tue May 31, 2011 3:47 am

You are all horrible at this and it's very obvious that you have no idea what you are talking about. For example, saying "crime rate for Chicago" is pretty dumb...ya know, it's kind of a big city. Also, New Haven is a ghetto shithole, and most of these college towns don't exactly have a "high quality of life." hth




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