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The Princeton Review names Elon a 'Green College'

The honor is bestowed upon colleges and universities around the country that have made exceptional commitments to the environment and sustainability through academic offerings and career preparation for students, campus policies, initiatives and activities.


Elon University has been named one of the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges and universities by The Princeton Review.

"The Princeton Review's Guide to 375 Green Colleges: 2017 Edition" profiles colleges with the most exceptional commitments to sustainability based on their academic offerings and career preparation for students, campus policies, initiatives, and activities. The profiles in the guide give college applicants information about each school's admission requirements, cost and financial aid, as well as student body facts and stats. This is the eighth year in a row that Elon has been included in The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges.

The Princeton Review chose schools based on data from a 2016-17 survey of more than 600 four-year colleges concerning the schools’ commitment to the environment and sustainability. Inclusion in the publication required a "green rating" of 80 or more. Elon earned a "green rating" of 93 out of a possible 99.

Published Sept. 19, this year's guide is the only free, annually updated downloadable guide to green colleges. Princeton Review officials lauded the schools that made the list for their commitment to the environment.

"We strongly recommend Elon University and the other fine colleges in this guide to the many environmentally-minded students who seek to study and live at green colleges," said The Princeton Review's Robert Franek, senior vice president and publisher. "Among more than 10,000 teens and parents who participated in our 2017 College Hopes & Worries Survey, 64 percent told us that having information about a school’s commitment to the environment would influence their decision to apply to or attend the college.”

Owen Covington,
9/20/2017 1:35 PM