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(The following contents are excerpted from an article by Nick Anderson and Susan Svrluga, The Washington Post, 9/21/2015)

The Association of American Universities on Monday released the overall results of a survey that asked students at 27 universities about their experiences with sexual assault and sexual misconduct, drawing responses from more than 150,000 students.

Measuring sexual assault on college campuses

These 27 universities and the percentage prevalence of sexual assault for undergraduate women are listed below:

  1. California Institute of Technology: 13%
  2. Texas A&M University: 15%
  3. Iowa State University: 19%
  4. University of Texas: 19%
  5. Case Western Reserve University: 20%
  6. University of Florida: 20%
  7. University of Pittsburgh: 21%
  8. Purdue University: 22%
  9. University of Arizona: 22%
  10. Columbia University: 23%
  11. Cornell University: 23%
  12. Washington University in St. Louis: 23%
  13. Ohio State University: 24%
  14. University of Minnesota: 24%
  15. University of North Carolina: 24%
  16. University of Oregon: 24%
  17. University of Virginia: 24%
  18. Brown University: 25%
  19. Michigan State University: 25%
  20. Harvard University: 26%
  21. University of Missouri: 27%
  22. University of Pennsylvania: 27%
  23. Dartmouth College: 28%
  24. University of Wisconsin: 28%
  25. Yale University: 28%
  26. University of Southern California: 30%
  27. University of Michigan: 30%

The survey found that 23 percent of undergraduate women and 5 percent of undergraduate men said they were victims of non-consensual sexual contact – ranging from penetration to sexual touching – due to force or incapacitation.   11 percent of undergraduate women said they were victims of non-consensual penetration or attempted penetration.

Another key overall  finding: 20% of students said sexual assault and misconduct is very or extremely problematic on their own campus. The AAU survey had a total response rate of 19 percent.)