It’s no secret that 1 in 5 women and 1 in 16 men are sexually assaulted on campus. The Princeton Review links only to schools’ self-reported—and typically inaccurate—crime data.
From a statistically-sound research point of view, perceptions correspond to reality. The Princeton Review knows this. They survey more than 100,000 students every year on their perceptions on everything from the professors to how beautiful the campus is—yet they don’t ask college students if they feel safe.