The Princeton Review’s College Profiles Provide Access To School Statistics on Campus Security, Crime and Fire Safety

Security on college campuses across the country is a great concern for both parents and students. From sexual assault to drug and substance abuse, The Princeton Review just announced the addition of links to Campus Safety Pages and Clery Act Reports for each of the 1,200 college profiles the company lists on its website.  This new feature is sure to become an important tool in the college application process for families concerned with the safety of their child’s future home.

I met Rob Franek a few years ago, Senior Vice President-Publisher at The Princeton Review, when he was in San Diego promoting his “Best Colleges” book and to talk about the college application and admission process. Since then, news about violence and other crimes committed on college campuses has been more prevalent.

The Princeton Review's Rob Franek with Alex Valle in 2009 at Warwick's Book Store in La Jolla, CA.

The Princeton Review’s Rob Franek with Alex Valle in 2009 at Warwick’s Book Store in La Jolla, CA.

Franek understands the concerns families have regarding this issue and had this to say, “We know how important – and on some subjects: how challenging – it is for students and parents researching colleges to get information they need to choose the schools best for them.  Over the 2013-14 academic year, as news reports of crime – including very disturbing reports of sexual assaults  – on college campuses increased, we looked to ways we could responsibly collect and report information that would be helpful to the students, parents, and advisors we serve.  We reached out to college administrators for urls to their campus safety and Clery Act Report pages. The majority of schools readily volleyed this information to us, and we are pleased to share these links on our site.  As schools update their reports in October, we will update our site web pages accordingly.”

Read the full press release below for more information.



Links Provide Access To School Statistics on Campus Security, Crime and Fire Safety

NEW YORK, May 21, 2014 / — The Princeton Review – a leading provider of test preparation and college admission services for applicants and their advisors – has this month expanded the campus safety information it reports on its profiles of colleges on

The campus safety information appears on The Princeton Review’s web profiles of more than 1,200 undergraduate colleges and is freely available. On the college profiles, the Company has added a “Campus Safety” section within the “Campus Life/Facilities” area of the school write-ups.  From that section, users can click on urls that link directly to each school’s website campus safety information page. There, users can access the school’s Clery Act Report and for many of the schools, also download a pdf of the school’s report.

A college’s Clery Act Report provides annual information and statistics about crime on or near the school’s campus, as well as information about fire-related statistics and safety protocols. All colleges and universities that participate in federal financial aid programs are mandated by the federal government’s landmark 1992 Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (originally known as the Campus Security Act) ( to file such reports each October and to make them publicly available. These reports are widely regarded as the most comprehensive resources available for anyone seeking information about a college’s campus security, crime, and fire-related data. Many schools’ Clery Act Reports number more than 50 pages.

Since 2008, The Princeton Review has had a campus safety information page on its site at that the Company regularly updates with general advice and links to resources for students on safety issues. This is the first time the Company has posted school-specific resources on its site enabling users easily to access information on the colleges’ websites about the school’s safety information and Clery Act Reports.


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