As realtors we get asked this questions hundreds of times a year from parents and students. (Would you let your daughter live here?"
As previously mentioned, it is illegal for a licensed realtor to comment on safety of an area as it would be considered steering towards or away from areas... I would say that students live all over the city and that a city is just that, a city. Things can happen in the "safest" of places if you're not aware.
It is always best to connect with a realtor that you'll feel comfortable with and who will show you the best things available fitting your criteria.
Feel free to contact me if you're looking for a new rental in the area.
Best of luck,
City Central Realty, LLC