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Penn State New Kensington named safest college campus in PA

Already one of the safest campuses in Pennsylvania, Penn State New Kensington can now boast the top spot for college safety in Pennsylvania. 

The campus has also been listed as the ninth safest in the entire country.  The new rankings come from Niche, a company that surveys and reviews colleges nationwide. Previously, the campus was ranked as the sixth safest in Pennsylvania and 57th in the country.

The Safest College Campuses rankings were based on statistical data and student reviews of 1,713 public and private four-year colleges and universities. Using surveys and mandatory annual reports submitted by colleges, Niche compiled a list of seven factors that determined the safest campuses. The factors included student surveys on safety, crime rates, local crime statistics, alcohol-related arrests and drug-related arrests. Also considered were freshmen retention rates and graduation rates.