The Princeton Review partnered with the U.S. Green Building Council and released their third annual edition of a guidebook showcasing North America’s most environmentally responsible “green colleges.” The list profiles 322 different schools in the United States and Canada “that demonstrate notable commitments to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation.”
Schools were chosen based on a survey that was conducted in 2011 to hundreds of colleges across the U.S. and Canada. The survey asked more than fifty questions about the institution’s sustainability-related policies, practices, and programs. Of the 768 institutions that received a Green Rating, only 322 of the schools received a score of 83 or above.
College applicants using this free, 232 page, guide will be able to view each school’s most impressive environmental and sustainable initiatives, view facts and statistics, and identify schools with LEED-certified buildings. Of course the applicants will also be able to view each school’s admission, financial aid, and student enrollment information.