When the time comes at last to send your daughter off to university, beyond academics it’s important to know that you’re sending her to a safe place. Sure, you can never completely insure that your little girl will be 100 percent safe, but it never hurts to have some statistical information to help you make a decision. In light of the recent furor over the Stanford rape case, it might help you to know which colleges have the most reported incidents of this nature. StartClass.com has kept track of the highest instances of sexual assault at campuses throughout the nation with more than 5,000 students over the last decade. It’s important to remember that, sadly, most cases of sexual assault still go unreported, so this doesn’t necessarily mean that these institutions are more prone to this crime more than others. However, with a tragic lack of data, these numbers are perhaps a good place to start.
15. Westfield State University
Founded in 1838, Westfield State University in Massachusetts reports nearly one forcible sexual assault per 1,000 students. The college is home to around 6,300 students and over the last decade, 50 on-campus sexual assaults have been reported.