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 profiled Radford University in its 2016 edition of The Princeton Review Guide to 361 Green Colleges. The 160-page guide was released Oct. 4.
It is the seventh consecutive year that Radford University has been recognized by the education service company for sustainability practices.
“We are proud to again receive the Green Colleges honor,” said Josh Nease, Radford University’s sustainability manager and academic program manager. “The pursuit of sustainability is ongoing and ever-changing, and we are eager to continue advancing our sustainability program and will keep working to get better and better.”
The Princeton Review chose the schools for the seventh annual “green guide” edition based on data from the company's 2015-16 survey of hundreds of four-year colleges concerning each schools' commitments to the environment and sustainability.
The guide recognizes the importance of sustainability to prospective students and their families in their choice of college.
"We strongly recommend Radford 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 Senior VP-Publisher Robert Franek.
The profiles found in The Princeton Review's Guide to 361 Green Colleges provide information about each school's admission requirements, cost, financial aid and student body statistics. The profiles also include "Green Facts" about the schools with details on the availability of transportation alternatives at the schools and the percentage of the school food budgets spent on local/organic food.