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Old 10-02-2007, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Newton, NJ (but my heart is in Tennessee)
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I am aware of a couple of incidents. Back in 2001, there was a fire that was deliberately set in a dormitory and many students were injured. Also around that time a female student was abducted on campus by her former boyfriend and murdered. There were issues with the campus security and the 911 operator that basically did nothing. However, this was several years ago so I couldn't speak for how things are now.
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Old 10-02-2007, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry NC/Randolph NJ/Cape Coral FL
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All state colleges and universities in New Jersey have their own police force, trained by the State Police and staffed full time. They are sworn officers with all the powers of any municipal or state law enforcement officer. On that note, before you rule Seton Hall out, I would call the South Orange police department to inquire about on campus incidents. Police departments are usually happy to share that kind of information.

Great advice!!!

I don't think to much happens around the Seton Hall campus area

If you're looking for a catholic College there is also Georgian Court in Lakewood...but again the campus area is ok but Lakewood itself, the actual town is dicey
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Old 10-02-2007, 11:12 AM
 
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I worked at Seton Hall bookstore (Follett) back in 1998-2000 and it's one of the safest campuses I have EVER been on. The campus police are NO joke and 80% of the South Orange site is surrounded by a high decorative fence. Safety isn't an issue, it's the $$$ that grip me
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Old 10-02-2007, 03:20 PM
 
Location: NJ
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All state colleges and universities in New Jersey have their own police force, trained by the State Police and staffed full time. They are sworn officers with all the powers of any municipal or state law enforcement officer. On that note, before you rule Seton Hall out, I would call the South Orange police department to inquire about on campus incidents. Police departments are usually happy to share that kind of information.
Monmouth is a private University, like Seton Hall. Maybe Rutgers has state police I am not sure. Exhdo! is the police expert, we'll wait until he weighs in. lol The police dept. servicing any campus would be more apt to be upfront about the crime than the school itself. It's like trying to find a needle in the haystack when you look for that info on a school's website. It's there but buried.
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Old 10-02-2007, 03:26 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Great advice!!!


If you're looking for a catholic College there is also Georgian Court in Lakewood...but again the campus area is ok but Lakewood itself, the actual town is dicey
You're right there is Georgian Court. I don't know anything about the safety factor but my niece keeps me laughing with her tales of dodging Hassidim. They literally walk into your car and in front of your car as if you're invisible. Her second year she took Fridays off. lol
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Old 10-02-2007, 03:31 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Great advice!!!


If you're looking for a catholic College there is also Georgian Court in Lakewood...but again the campus area is ok but Lakewood itself, the actual town is dicey
You're right there is Georgian Court. I don't know anything about the safety factor but my niece keeps me laughing with her tales of dodging Hassidim. They literally walk into your car and in front of your car as if you're invisible. Her second year she took Fridays off. lol
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Old 10-02-2007, 04:10 PM
 
Location: High Bridge, NJ
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Monmouth is a private University, like Seton Hall. Maybe Rutgers has state police I am not sure. Exhdo! is the police expert, we'll wait until he weighs in. lol The police dept. servicing any campus would be more apt to be upfront about the crime than the school itself. It's like trying to find a needle in the haystack when you look for that info on a school's website. It's there but buried.
Hmmm...that's interesting. Shows how much I know about Monmouth...lol Kinda sad since one of my friends went there. I always thought it was a public university. Anyway, Rutgers, Rowan, Montclair, TCNJ, Ramapo, Stockton, etc...all have their own autonomous police forces. They are not State Troopers, but the State Police is charged with training them as they are many small town officers, New Jersey Park Police, etc... The reason is because these forces are not large enough to have relationships with police academies. I guess its not unheard of for a private university to have a police force, but I know for a fact that Princeton, for example, doesn't. They merely have "campus security." It's not like they don't have the money for a private force...
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Old 10-02-2007, 08:12 PM
 
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If you want your daughter to have a real good experience why not send her to a bigger state school in a real college town: the SUNY's offer plenty
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Old 10-03-2007, 02:14 PM
 
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Seton Hall is pretty safe, I have heard from a lot of high school buddies that went there, common sense would tell you not to venture into certain areas after dark, and in the daytime for that matter, but I would just do a run through of the area to be on the safe side.
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Old 10-03-2007, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Toms River, NJ
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I also grew up in South Orange/Maplewood. I would definitely visit. The campus does sit on the Newark boarder but it is a gated campus and I think it is very safe. I have friends that live in apartments right off campus and walk to downtown South Orange all the time. It's a nice location too because of the easy access to the train and NYC. Of course I would be careful walking off campus at night but when I lived there (also about 20 years ago) the college kids rarely seemed to frequent downtown.
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