SRU named to Princeton Review’s ‘Guide to Green Colleges: 2022 Edition’


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Slippery Rock University is one of 420 schools recognized by The Princeton Review in its 2022 Guide to Green Colleges, which highlights the top colleges and universities for their commitments to the environment and sustainability.

Nov. 9, 2021

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. — Slippery Rock University is once again being recognized as one of the nation's most environmentally responsible colleges. The Princeton Review named SRU to its "Guide to Green Colleges: 2022 Edition." SRU has appeared on the list each year since 2010 when the Princeton Review started annually recognizing institutions for their commitments to the environment and sustainability.

The Princeton Review, a tutoring, test preparation and college admission services company, chose the 420 schools in the guide based on its survey of administrators at 835 colleges in 2020-21. The company's editors analyzed more than 25 survey data points to select the schools.

"We strongly recommend SRU to students who care about the environment want to study and live at a green college," said Rob Franek, The Princeton Review's editor-in-chief. "SRU offers excellent academics and demonstrates a commitment to sustainability that is exemplary on many counts."

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According to The Princeton Review, more students are indicating an interest in attending colleges with green practices, programs and offerings, as 78% of the more than 11,000 college applicants that participated in The Princeton Review's 2021 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 a school. This was a 12% increase comparted to the 66% that indicated such on the company's 2020 survey.

By working with a panel of experts on higher education sustainability practices, the Princeton Review editors developed a "Green Rating" on a scale of 60-99 and schools with scores of 80 or higher made it into the guide. The methodology factored in 10 data points from the administrator survey and three data points from a student survey. Data from the student survey included student assessments of the influence of sustainability issues on their academic and campus experiences; administrator and student support for environmental awareness and conservation efforts; and the visibility and impact of student environmental groups on the campus.

The complete list of Green Colleges in available on the Princeton Review website.

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