News Releases

Guide to Environmentally Responsible Colleges and Universities Includes Ithaca College

ITHACA, NY — A guide to the most environmentally responsible higher education institutions in the United States and Canada published by the Princeton Review includes Ithaca College. For the fifth straight year, the educational services company has featured Ithaca College in the annual edition of its free downloadable book, “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges.”

The Princeton Review created the guide in partnership with the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council. The included institutions were chosen based on a survey conducted in 2013 of hundreds of four-year colleges to measure the schools’ commitment to the environment and sustainability. The survey included questions on course offerings, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation. 

Robert Franek, senior vice president and publisher of the Princeton Review, noted that the company’s survey findings indicate significant interest among college applicants in attending a “green” college.

“We are pleased to recommend Ithaca to the many students seeking colleges that practice and promote environmentally responsible choices and practices,” said Franek.

The profiles in the book feature essential information for applicants — facts and statistics on demographics, admission and financial aid, for example — as well as write-ups on each school’s sustainability initiatives.

The profile of Ithaca College notes its two LEED Platinum buildings, the abundance of sustainability related student organizations, the E-recruiting database offered by Career Services to search for green jobs, and that there are 200 courses offered in over 30 academic departments and programs that contain significant sustainability content.

The book can be downloaded here.