Princeton Review names Elon a 'Green College'

The university has been recognized for the sixth year in a row as one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the United States and Canada.  

This week Elon University was named one of the nation’s top universities demonstrating “a strong commitment to sustainable practices,” by the Princeton Review.

“The Princeton Review’s Guide to 353 Green Colleges: 2015 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.  

The Princeton Review chose schools based on a survey of administrators at hundreds of four-year colleges to measure institutional commitment to the environment and to sustainability. The survey asked about schools’ sustainability-related policies, practices, and programs.

Published April 16, a few days before the April 22 celebration of Earth Day, the 218-page guide is the only free comprehensive resource of its kind. The Princeton Review created the guide in partnership with the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council.

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 VP-Publisher. “Among nearly 10,000 teens who participated in our 2015 College Hopes & Worries Survey, 61% told us that having information about a school’s commitment to the environment would influence their decision to apply to or attend the college.”