Was A Green Rating Involved In Your College Search Criteria?
Do you still remember the criteria you used to pinpoint your college of choice? Granted it had to be one that you got accepted into…and maybe it had to be a Liberal Arts, have relatively small classes, and have a decent standard of excellence? Or were you the one comparing the ratio of guys to girls, the number of beer cups next to the college name, and the size of the coed dorms? Whomever you were and whatever your criteria, I am guessing that an easily accessible ‘Green Rating’ was not involved in your final decision. Well now it can be with Princeton Review’s second annual ‘Green Rating’ available online for 697 colleges and universities around the country. (All you guys and girls still applying for colleges are psyched!)
Scores in the Green Rating are based on the opportunities available for students to lead a healthy and sustainable campus lifestyle, the universities dedication to environmental issues, and how well the university is preparing students for a world riveted with serious environmental problems. Scores are on a numerical scale that ranges from 60 to 99. The 15 universities that received the highest green rating of 99 were placed on the Princeton Review’s ‘Green Honor Roll‘ and they included, in alphabetical order: Arizona State University, Bates College, College of the Atlantic, Colorado College, Dickinson College, The Evergreen State College, Georgia Institute of Technology, Harvard College, Middlebury College, Northeastern University, State University of New York at Binghamton, University of California-Berkeley, University of New Hampshire, University of Washington, and Yale University.
Not on there? Find out what Green Rating your college received. Mine, the University of San Diego, got an “83″…not too shabby. And I know that they are working on some projects that will definitely be bringing up their score in next years Green Rating.