The 2019 guide profiles 413 colleges with strong commitments to green practices and programs chosen out of nearly 700 schools surveyed in 2018–19. Most of the schools that made the guide are in the U.S. Read the full guide online.
The Princeton Review editors analyzed more than 25 data points for the final selection of schools for the guide. The criteria for each broadly covered the schools’ academic offerings and initiatives, campus policies and practices, and green-career preparation for students.
“These schools are standouts for their exemplary commitments to sustainability,” said Rob Franek, The Princeton Review’s Editor-in-Chief. “With initiatives ranging from solar-powered residence halls and tray-less dining halls to robust offerings in environmental studies, they are, each in their own ways, outstanding institutions for students seeking to study and live at a green college. We recommend these schools highly and we are especially pleased to salute them during National Campus Sustainability Month.”
Franek cited findings of a survey by The Princeton Review indicating a high level of interest among college applicants and their parents about environmental and sustainability issues. This year, a solid majority (64%) of the 11,900 teens and parents that the company polled for its 2019 College Hopes & Worries Survey said that having information about a college’s commitment to the environment would affect their decision to apply to or attend the school. Read the survey report online.