At UC Berkeley, researchers are literally working to save lives through the development of cutting-edge cancer technology. Professor Daniel Nomura is working on cancer treatments that will specifically target the “metabolic pathways” for cancer and other neurodegenerative diseases. Clearly, great work is being done at UC Berkeley.

However, there is another element to UC Berkeley that could more directly impact the lives of your high school children as they prepare to apply for college. UC Berkeley is known for being an excellent undergraduate institution, and is one of the safest campuses in the United States. When applying to college, there are plenty of factors to consider: cost, location, degree programs offered, and so on. At Mijac Alarm, our minds are always thinking, first and foremost, about safety. That is why we have created a list of excellent institutions, some within California and some outside of it, that are consider some of the safest campuses in the United States. While safety probably isn’t the only reason to choose a school, it certainly makes these already-impressive schools worth serious consideration.UC Irvine

UC Irvine

UC Irvine is one of the top schools in the UC system, and is known internationally for their award-winning science research and degree programs. The crime rate in the city of Irvine is about half the statewide average, making Irvine safer than more than 87% of cities in California. On top of that, UC Irvine is 5% safer than the city of Irvine itself, according to police reports.


University of Texas at AustinUniversity of Texas

Like UC Irvine, UT Austin is considered a “Public Ivy”, meaning it offers an education more or less equivalent to the traditional “Ivy Leagues” on the East Coast. UT Austin is a massive university, with more than $640 million in annual research expenditures, and more than 50,000 students enrolled in its undergraduate and graduate programs. UT Austin has a particularly low crime rate, with only a handful of crimes, most non-violent, committed in 2013. Students attending UT Austin will of course also have access to the city of Austin itself, a vibrant and innovative technology hub which many experts believe is poised to be a major economic center in the coming years.



University of ColoradoUniversity of Colorado, Boulder

If your child likes the idea of a more nature-oriented college town, the University of Colorado at Boulder is an excellent choice. The university is known for their atmospheric and space physics research, as well as their top-tier engineering school. On top of all that, Boulder was ranked as the #2 best city to live in by Livability.


UC Berkeley

UC Berkeley

Of course, UC Berkeley is one of the best-known, and arguably the best, public institution in the United States. In addition to your child getting in-state tuition if they attend UC Berkeley (saving thousands each semester), they will also have access to any number of globally-leading undergraduate and graduate programs. They will also have access to a faculty that includes 8 Nobel Prize winners and 3 Pulitzer Prize winners. While the campus and the area immediately surrounding it is safe, there are neighborhoods fairly close to the campus that do have significant crime rates. If your child is fortunate enough to be accepted to this prestigious institution, make sure to discuss personal safety with them, and be sure to reference our articles on campus safety from earlier this month.

For more information about keeping your children safe, or for general information about burglar and fire alarms for your home or business, call Mijac Alarm during regular business hours at (909)982-7612, or visit our main website by clicking here.

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