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Old 09-13-2010, 04:31 PM
 
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According this list, Virginia Wesleyan is the 9th most dangerous college campus and Norfolk State is 36th out of the entire nation. A few other schools in Virginia made the list too, including Virginia Tech at number 1. It's interesting to scroll through and see what schools are included. A few from the Ivy League are up there (I saw Harvard and Dartmouth, but not Columbia which I found peculiar).

The 100 Most Dangerous American Colleges | Will Barnes Online
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Old 09-13-2010, 04:45 PM
 
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will barnes online - what a crappy resource for news/entertainment

VT is #1?... stupid.
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Old 09-13-2010, 04:50 PM
 
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will barnes online - what a crappy resource for news/entertainment

VT is #1?... stupid.
Yeah, they're probably not the best source, but if you click the "safety" link underneath the college's name you can see a list of different crimes committed on campus.

"Dangerous" is such a relative term anyway.
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Old 09-13-2010, 06:16 PM
 
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WVC and NSU make it but not ODU, who's on the news every other week for some sort of incident? Fail.
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Old 09-13-2010, 06:45 PM
 
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WVC and NSU make it but not ODU, who's on the news every other week for some sort of incident? Fail.
This here. Lol.

Not to take anything away from the school, but I would think ODU was more dangerous than NSU and especially VWC.... Every week it seems you hear of a robbery or car vandalism of some sort.
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Old 09-13-2010, 06:57 PM
 
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Yeah I was surprised to see VA Wesleyan at all, let alone in the top 10. ODU does seem like it would fit on this list somewhere.
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Old 09-13-2010, 10:26 PM
 
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You have to look at what they are on the list for. Car robbery may happen and is definately what the news likes to report but for Wesleyan it was because of date rape and/or sexual assault. This is usually directly related to the amount of partying that goes on in or around a school and many times the reports are relative to the amount of students that attend. It would be very hard to get such a high ranking in a very large school. If a very large school did make this kind of ranking for sexual assault the ratio would have to be so high, that students would be getting assaulted in class. That is what I would worry about.
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Old 09-13-2010, 10:50 PM
 
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As a matter of fact, I went back and looked at most of them and they are predominately small and have a few hundred to a few thousand students (The main exception is VaTech, and we all know this is due to the shootings on campus that one day). This proves they are evaluating the results according to the student populations. You won't find many big schools with a large student population on this list. This to me seems a little off. A larger school will probably have much larger incident numbers and it would take significantly higher numbers for them to beat out a small school with just a few incidents.
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Old 09-14-2010, 07:31 AM
 
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I went to VWC and it is quite small so maybe b/c of the size like the previous poster suggested, is the reasoning behind the results. I am still very surprised that it even made the list for being most dangerous. I could think of far worse colleges than VWC in terms of crime.

I never felt unsafe when I attended school there and I lived on campus. There is a gate at the front and you had to have a school I.D. to get on campus or tell the security up front to let any visitors on campus. Also, each dorm hall had key cards to enter. I do remember there was a helicopter search for
someone that lived over in Lake Edward for a shooting incident. That was a little scary but overall, I felt very safe attending college there.

And then you find reviews like this for VWC:
http://ww2.vwc.edu/component/content/article/3-news-and-events/750-princeton-review-names-virginia-wesleyan-college-among-the-best-in-the-southeast (broken link)

I'd take any reviews with a grain of salt. Not saying that VWC is a bad college but I could think of other private schools in the Southeast that might be more qualified as far as being among the "best"....

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Old 09-21-2010, 09:56 PM
 
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Where is ODU on the list?? My room mates are ODU students and they get a text every week since school started this semester about someone being robbed. Just today at 8PM a black man robbed a student INSIDE a school building on campus. WTF.
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