Shenandoah University is one of the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges, according to The Princeton Review.
Shenandoah is among 416 green colleges featured in “The Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges: 2021 Edition.” The guide was released on Oct. 20, and is free at www.princetonreview.com/green-guide. The university has made the list since 2013.
We’re reminded regularly of the natural beauty that can be associated with the name Shenandoah: the river, the valley, the national park in the Blue Ridge, and our university. Protecting that natural beauty through our everyday actions is part of what makes Shenandoah University such a great place.”
Barry Schnoor | Director of Physical Plant
The Princeton Review chose the schools based on a survey of administrators at 695 colleges in 2019-20 about their institution’s commitment to the environment and sustainability. Survey topics ranged from academic offerings and campus initiatives to career preparation for “green” jobs. More than 25 survey data points were analyzed by The Princeton Review editors to tally Green Rating scores for the schools on a scale of 60 to 99.
Shenandoah’s Sustainability Score is 86 out of 99. Colleges that earned a Green Rating of 80 or higher made it into the guide.
We strongly recommend Shenandoah University to students who want to study and live at a green college. Each and every one of the outstanding colleges in this edition of our guide offers both excellent academics and exemplary evidence of environmental commitment.”
Rob Franek | The Princeton Review’s editor-in-chief
Franek noted that The Princeton Review has seen a high level of interest among college applicants and their parents in colleges with green practices, programs and offerings. Sixty-six percent of the 12,845 respondents (college-bound teens and parents) to The Princeton Review’s 2020 College Hopes & Worries Survey said that having information about a college’s commitment to the environment would affect their (or their child’s) decision to apply to or attend a school. A report on the survey findings is downloadable at www.princetonreview.com/college-hopes-worries.