SRU named one of country’s greenest colleges by Princeton Review
Oct. 25, 2019
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. — The Princeton Review has named Slippery Rock University as one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the country in its "Guide to Green Colleges: 2019 Edition."
The Princeton Review chose the more than 400 schools featured in the guide based on a survey the company conducted during the 2018-19 academic year of administrators at hundreds of four-year colleges about their institutions' commitments to the environment and sustainability. While the majority of the schools on the list are based in the U.S., 16 are from Canada, one is from Egypt and one is from Greece.
Colleges were selected for inclusion based on their "Green Rating" scores (from 60 to 99) that the company tallied for 689 colleges. The magazine used data from its 2018-19 survey of hundreds of four-year colleges.
The survey asked universities to report on their school's sustainability-related policies, practices and programs. More than 25 data points were weighted in the assessment. Schools with Green Rating scores of 80 or higher made it into the guide.
The Princeton Review developed its "Green Rating" for schools working with a panel of experts on higher education sustainability practices to develop a survey for school administrators covering three key factors, including:
• Whether students have a quality of life on campus that is both healthy and sustainable;
• How well a school is preparing students for employment in an increasingly green economy; and
• How environmentally responsible a school's policies are.
"We strongly recommend SRU and the other fine colleges in this guide to the many environmentally-minded students who seek to study and live at green colleges," said Robert Franek, editor, The Princeton Review.
Franek said that college applicants and their parents are increasingly concerned about the environment and sustainability issues. Among nearly 12,000 teens and parents The Princeton Review surveyed earlier this year for its 2019 "College Hopes & Worries Survey," 64% said having information about a college's commitment to the environment would influence their decision to apply to or attend the school.
The complete "The Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges: 2019 Edition" is available by clicking here.
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