Radford University ranks among greenest college campuses
The Princeton Review has again 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 2017 edition of The Princeton Review Guide to 375 Green Colleges. The guide was released Sept 20, and is available online.
It is the eighth consecutive year that Radford University has been recognized by the education service company for sustainability practices. The guide recognizes the importance of sustainability to prospective students and their families in their choice of college.
“The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges survey is one way we can benchmark our sustainability efforts at Radford University with other institutions around the world,” said Josh Nease, Radford University’s sustainability manager and academic program manager. “Earning this designation for eight consecutive years demonstrates the university’s commitment to creating a sustainable campus and community.”
The Princeton Review chose schools for its eighth annual guide based on data from the company's 2016-17 survey of 629 colleges and universities. Questions centered on each schools' commitment to the environment and sustainability.
The survey asked participants to report on their school's sustainability-related policies, practices and programs. More than 25 data points were weighted in the assessment, according to The Princeton Review. Schools with Green Rating scores of 80 or higher made it into this guide. Radford scored 90 out of 99. Most of the 375 institutions in the guide are in the United States. Thirteen are in Canada, and one is in Egypt.
The profiles found in The Princeton Review's guide provide information about each school's admission requirements, cost and financial aid, and student body statistics. Profiles also include "Green Facts" about the schools with details focusing on the availability of transportation alternatives and the percentage of the school’s food budgets spent on local/organic food.
"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.