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1 in 5 female undergrads sexually assaulted

Posted: 5:48 PM, Sep 22, 2015
Updated: 2015-09-22 17:48:06-04

Two Ohio schools participated in a survey that revealed 20 percent of female undergrads state they are sexually assaulted at some of the nation's premier colleges. 

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The survey from the Association of American Universities polled 150,000 students at 27 schools, including every Ivy League except for Princeton University, according to the Washington Post.

Among those 27 schools included Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and Ohio State University in Columbus. 

According to the study, the following were the percentage of sexual assaults for undergraduate women reported in the survey for Ohio schools:

  • Case Western Reserve University - 20 percent
  • Ohio State University - 24 percent

The study states the average of the 27 schools was 23 percent, with California Institute of Technology scoring the lowest at 13 percent, and the University of Southern California and University of Michigan scoring the highest at 30 percent. 

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For more information about the study conducted by the Association of American Universities, read this Washington Post article.

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