Campus safety becomes increasingly important to prospective students

October 23, 2007

The Fall 2007 term started with a series of sexual assaults at several Ontario universities (Carleton, York and Laurentian), causing schools across the country to announce new security measures being put into place.  According to Academica Group's annual applicant survey, prospective students gave campus safety a rank of five in a list of factors considered during their application process.  Safety was significantly more important to female applicants.  6 years ago, campus safety didn't even break into the top 10 factors.