Choosing a college? Look into campus rape rankings before you start packing


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Jaclyn Friedman: Every big school has a rape problem. But when administrators discourage victims from reporting, potential students need to ask tougher questions

Reporting even on the best of campuses is shockingly low. The US Department of Justice estimates that one in five female students will be the victim of a sexual assault while she’s on campus. While there are no reliable estimates about male sexual assault on campus, statisticsindicate that at least one in 10 straight men, one in five bisexual men and one in three gay men will be sexually assaulted in their lifetimes, and half of trans people will be, and some of those almost certainly happen at college.

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