Randolph College has once again been named one of the nation’s most “green” colleges, according to new rankings released by The Princeton Review.
The College was included in The Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges: 2021 Edition, which recognizes the 416 most environmentally responsible colleges in the nation. Randolph has been recognized by the publication for several years.
Schools were chosen based on a survey of administrators at 695 colleges in 2019-20 about their institutions sustainability-related policies, practices, and programs. Survey topics ranged from academic offerings and campus initiatives to career preparation for “green” jobs.
The guide calls Randolph “ambitious and forward-thinking” and touts its strides toward sustainability using “engaging, inventive practices.”
Green practices, programs, and offerings have become a point of interest among college applicants and their parents, according to The Princeton Review. Sixty-six percent of the more than 12,000 respondents to its 2020 College Hopes & Worries Survey said information about a college’s commitment to the environment would affect their decision to apply or attend.
The Green Rating scores appear in each school’s profile on The Princeton Review website and in profiles included in the 2021 editions of The Princeton Review books The Best 386 Colleges and The Complete Book of Colleges, both of which were published over the summer.