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Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- The University of South Carolina's Columbia campus has been dubbed one of the safest in the south.

Home security company SafeWise offers consumer safety tips on a wide range of topics, including some of the safest college campuses.

USC was picked as the 3rd safest college in the south.

Among the items that earned the honors: the Campus Security and USC Security and Police Department's efforts to educate students on campus safety, the personal escort service, call boxes, and the health and safety programs offered.

For more information on the offerings of USC's Division of Law Enforcement and Security, visit the school's websitefor the department.

Check out the additional schools listed on the SafeWise list, here. (http://bit.ly/1dP97qL)

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