Kent State University Featured in The Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges; HR Faculty/Staff News; November 4, 2019

Kent State is one of the nation's most environmentally responsible colleges, according to The Princeton Review®.

The education services company features Kent State in its just-published free resource, The Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges: 2019 Edition. Released on October 22, the guide can be accessed at The Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges: 2019 Edition.

Under Featured Rankings, click on 413 Green Colleges for a full list of environmentally responsible schools based on a review of nearly 700 colleges. If prompted to log in, use these courtesy credentials to skip registration: username schooluser@review.com; password schooluser. (Click to page eight.)

The Princeton Review chose the 413 schools it profiles in the guide based on a survey the publication conducted in 2018–19 of administrators at hundreds of four-year colleges about their institutions’ commitments to the environment and sustainability.

"We salute—and strongly recommend— Kent State University to the many environmentally-minded students who want to study and live at a green college," said Rob Franek, editor-in-chief of The Princeton Review.

Franek noted that college applicants and their parents are increasingly concerned about the environment and sustainability issues. Among the 11,900 teens and parents The Princeton Review surveyed earlier this year for its 2019 College Hopes & Worries Survey, 64 percent said that having information about a college's commitment to the environment would influence their decision to apply to or attend the school." Download the full survey report.

The profiles in The Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges provide information about admission requirements, cost and financial aid, and student body demographics. They also include "Green Facts" about the schools, with details on such matters as the availability of transportation alternatives at the schools and the percentage of the school food budgets spent on local/organic food.

The Princeton Review first published its annual guide to green colleges in 2010. The publication is also known for its dozens of categories of college rankings in its annual books, The Best 385 Colleges and Best Value Colleges.

POSTED: Monday, November 4, 2019 - 12:00am
UPDATED: Monday, November 4, 2019 - 1:57pm