Yeah, DD University is in the heart of corn and soybean fields. There is a few square miles of University and Urban areas that have really multiplied during the last decade. Unfortunately those are all minimum wage retail type jobs and little else beyond the hospitals and those jobs are pretty educationally specific.
While there are always crime reports around her University it seems to always escalate at the very end of a semester or just before one starts. I'm glad she isn't there until Friday this time. Last week, early evening a dude with a gun pulled a girl off her bike by her purse. This weekend a girl literally walking out of the engineering library in early evening. Week before that in the underground library (entrance ground level) girl coming out the door got punched in the face and robbed. So a late night final has her a bit distracted both getting there and back.