newswilliamsburg tops list of safest college towns in america

Williamsburg, home to William & Mary, tops list of safest college towns in America

Rebecca Barnabi
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Williamsburg, Va. is the safest college town in the United States.

Data from Credit Summit reveals the 25 Safest Cities to attend college. The college of William & Mary is in Williamsburg, Va.

The University of California, Santa Barbara, is no. 2, followed by the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla., University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and Iowa State University of Science and Technology in Ames.

The University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va. is at no. 22 and Charlottesville’s UVA is at no. 23.

Rebecca Barnabi

Rebecca Barnabi

Rebecca J. Barnabi is the national editor of Augusta Free Press. A graduate of the University of Mary Washington, she began her journalism career at The Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star. In 2013, she was awarded first place for feature writing in the Maryland, Delaware, District of Columbia Awards Program, and was honored by the Virginia School Boards Association’s 2019 Media Honor Roll Program for her coverage of Waynesboro Schools. Her background in newspapers includes writing about features, local government, education and the arts.