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Bay Path University Named Safest College in Massachusetts

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Longmeadow, MA—Campus safety is a top consideration for many individuals and their families when it comes to choosing a college to attend. Niche.com compiled a list of the safest colleges campuses in America for 2019, and Bay Path University ranked third out of nearly 1,500 reviewed. The University was the #1 safest in the state of Massachusetts and New England.

“We do as much as we can to ensure that the Bay Path University campus is a safe place,” Michael Giampietro, Vice President for Finance & Administrative Services, said. “Campus safety is a top priority here. Our Longmeadow campus, in particular, is well-lit with emergency call boxes, and our staff performs routine building checks. Thanks to our small size, faculty, staff, and students know each other. We’re also fortunate for our location in the very safe town of Longmeadow, where we work to maintain a good relationship with the local fire and police departments.” 

According to Niche.com, the 2019 Safest College Campuses ranking is based on key statistics and student reviews using data from the U.S. Department of Education. The site states that top-ranked colleges offer a safe and healthy environment for little or no campus crime, drugs, or alcohol usage. Specific factors considered include campus crime rate; local crime grade; student surveys on safety; residence hall date violence rate; residence hall rape rate; alcohol-related arrests; and drug-related arrests.   

Mission-driven, Bay Path is continually developing programs that are career-focused,
filling a need for educated and trained professionals in our communities, regions, and
beyond. For more information about Bay Path University and its degree programs, visit www.baypath.edu.

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About Bay Path University

Bay Path University was founded in 1897. With locations in Longmeadow (main), East Longmeadow (Philip H. Ryan Health Science Center), Springfield (MA), Sturbridge (MA), and Concord (MA), Bay Path’s innovative program offerings include traditional undergraduate degrees for women, The American Women's College on-ground and online, the first all-women, all-online accredited bachelor’s degree programs in the country; over 30 graduate programs for women and men; and Strategic Alliances, offering professional development courses for individuals and organizations.  Bay Path’s goal is to give students confidence in the fundamentals of their chosen field, the curiosity to question the ordinary, the leadership to show initiative, and the desire to make a difference.