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College rankings: US News adds campus safety, loan default info to its report

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LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 23:  Students walk across the campus of UCLA on April 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. According to reports, half of recent college graduates with bachelor's degrees are finding themselves underemployed or jobless.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 23: Students walk across the campus of UCLA on April 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. According to reports, half of recent college graduates with bachelor's degrees are finding themselves underemployed or jobless. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

For the first time, US News and World Report is adding data on campus crime and students' loan default rates in its yearly college rankings.

For the first time, US News and World Report is adding data on campus crime and students' loan default rates in its yearly college rankings.

Anita Narayan, education editor at US News, says adding this data to each school's profile will provide even more information to help prospective students decide where to go.

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