A group of new students are led by an orientation leader across the University Commons

Friday, August 11, 2017

Northeastern Illinois University has been ranked the country’s third-safest campus in a new report by College Stats, an organization that uses statistics to help students make informed decisions about where to attend college.

Using data from the FBI, the U.S. Department of Education and a student survey, College Stats found Northeastern has the nation’s third-lowest crime rate. Clemson University in South Carolina topped the ranking.

This is the second major safety ranking for Northeastern this year. In April, Northeastern was named the state’s safest university by YourLocalSecurity, the security analysis division of ADT Security Services.

Northeastern’s University Police Department employs more than 20 sworn officers and operates 24 hours a day. It is one of only three college or university police departments to be accredited by the Illinois Law Enforcement Accreditation Program.

Regarded as the most diverse public comprehensive university in the Midwest, Northeastern’s Main Campus is located on 67 acres in an attractive residential area on the Northwest Side of Chicago. The University offers more than 40 undergraduate degree and certificate programs and more than 50 graduate degree, certificate, licensure and endorsement programs.