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Randolph ranked #9 in the nation for top green colleges

A student works with plant samples in the greenhouse behind Martin Science Building

A student works with plant samples in the greenhouse behind Martin Science Building

Randolph College is one of the top 10 most “green” colleges in the nation, according to rankings released Tuesday by The Princeton Review. Randolph ranked #9 in the nation and is the only school in Virginia to be included in the top 50.

The ranking was part of the 2018 edition of The Princeton Review’s Guide to 399 Green Colleges, which recognizes the 399 most environmentally responsible colleges in the nation.

“We are pleased to once again be recognized for our sustainability efforts,” said Randolph President Bradley W. Bateman. “To be ranked as the ninth most green college in America is an amazing accomplishment, and is a testament to our community and all the strides we’ve made to be more environmentally conscious and sustainable. We may be a small school, but we also realize that together, our efforts can make a big difference in the world.”

The Princeton Review recognized schools based on their academic offerings, campus policies, initiatives, activities, and career preparation for students. Most of the 399 schools in this edition are in the United States. Thirteen are in Canada, one is in Egypt, and one is in Greece.

“We are proud to have published this guide since 2010, but we are particularly pleased to release our 2018 edition at this time as October has been designated National Campus Sustainability Month,” said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review’s Editor-in-Chief. “To all students wanting to study and live at a green college, we strongly recommend the outstanding schools we identify and profile in this guide.”

In addition to this recognition, The Princeton Review also ranked Randolph 18th for “Most Accessible Professors” in the 2018 edition of its flagship college guide, The Best 384 Colleges.

See the full list of rankings and read more about the methodology at, and read more about Randolph’s latest environmental sustainability initiatives at

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