The Princeton Review ranks RU among greenest U.S. campuses

The Princeton Review once again has recognized Radford University for its commitment to building and maintaining a sustainable, environmentally friendly campus.

Known for its test preparatory programs and college rankings, ratings and guidebooks, the company profiles RU in the sixth annual edition of its free downloadable book, "The Princeton Review's Guide to 353 Green Colleges: 2015 Edition." The 218-page guide was released April 16.

It is the sixth consecutive year that Radford University has been recognized by the education service company.

"This recognition from The Princeton Review underscores the tremendous efforts our campus community is making toward sustainability," said Radford President Penelope W. Kyle. "As our campus continues to grow, our students, faculty and staff are working together to ensure we continue our efforts to build our university into one of the greenest in Virginia and North America."

The Princeton Review chose the schools for its guide based on a survey it conducted of college and university administrators in 2014.

The survey asked administrators about their school's sustainability-related policies, practices and programs. The Princeton Review then weighted more than 25 data points to establish a Green Rating score for each college and university surveyed. Schools with 83 points or more made the 2015 Green Colleges guide.

Apr 22, 2015