Belmont University was recently named among a list of The Princeton Review’s 2018 Guide to Green Colleges. The list features a total of 399 named Green Colleges following a review of green ratings and student opinions. The full list of The Princeton Review’s 2018 Guide to Green Colleges can be found here.
Belmont is featured as one of the most environmentally responsible. Schools are featured because of their commitment to environmental awareness and their commitment to sustainability and the environment.
“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, editor-in-chief.
Franek also noted that college applicants and their parents are increasingly more concerned about the environment and sustainability issues. Among the nearly 11,000 teens and parents The Princeton Review surveyed for the “College Hope & Worries Survey,” 63% said that having information about a schools commitment to the environment would influence their decision on where to apply or attend school. A full report of the survey can be found here.
Colleges are assessed based on a Green Ranking that looks at a school’s environmentally sustainable policies, in addition to schools’ sustainable practices and programs. More than 25 points were weighted in the tallies for the Green Rating score which was done on a scale of 60 to 99. All colleges with a Green Rating score higher than 80 made it into the 2018 guide.