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Belmont University Featured in Princeton Review’s Guide to 375 Green Colleges

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Belmont University was recently selected as one of the 375 most environmentally responsible colleges according to The Princeton Review. Published on September 19, the ranking can be accessed here..The Princeton Review chose schools for this seventh annual edition of its green guide based on data from its 2016-17 survey of hundreds of 4-years colleges concerning the schools’ commitments to the environment and sustainability.

“We strongly recommend Belmont 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-publisher.

Franek noted the growing interest the company has seen among college-bound students in green colleges. “Among more than 10,000 teens and parents who participated in our 2017 College Hopes & Worries Survey, 64% told us that having information about a school’s commitment to the environment would influence their decision to apply to or attend the college.” A complete report on that survey is available here.

The profiles in The Princeton Review’s Guide to 375 Green Colleges provide information about each school’s admission requirements, cost and financial aid and student body stats. They 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.

Selected colleges were chosen based on “Green Rating” scores (from 60 to 99) that the company tallied in summer 2017 for 629 colleges using data from its 2016-17 survey of school administrators. The survey asked them to report on their school’s sustainability-related policies, practices and programs. More than 25 data points were weighted in the assessment. Schools with Green Rating scores of 80 or higher made it into this guide.