April 2015

Santa Clara University ranks 19th in Princeton Review’s “Top 50 Green Colleges” List

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 27, 2014—Santa Clara University ranked No.19 on the Princeton Review’s new “Top 50 Green Colleges” list and is also featured in The Princeton Review Guide to 353 Green Colleges as one of the most environmentally responsible colleges.

SCU was among the schools chosen for the sixth annual edition of the “green guide” based on data from the Princeton Review’s 2014 survey of hundreds of four-year colleges concerning the schools' commitments to the environment and sustainability. SCU was recognized for its campus-wide commitment led by the Center for Sustainability.

Other California schools included in the Top 50 were the University of California, Santa Barbara, Pomona College, U.C. Irvine, Mills College, Stanford, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, U.C. Davis, and U.C. Santa Cruz. The complete list of top 50 schools is at www.princetonreview.com/green-guide.

Schools were chosen based on "green rating" scores (from 60 to 99) that the company tallied in summer 2014 for 861 colleges using data from its 2013-14 survey of school administrators. The survey asked them to report on their school's sustainability-related policies, practices, and programs. More than 25 data points were weighted in the assessment. Schools with green rating scores of 83 or higher made it into the guide.

The Princeton Review developed the ranking list using data from its institutional survey for its green rating and its surveys of students attending the colleges. Ten data points from the institutional survey were factored into the assessment. Data from the student survey included student ratings of how sustainability issues influenced their education and life on campus; administration and student support for environmental awareness and conservation efforts; and the visibility and impact of student environmental groups.

About Santa Clara University
Santa Clara University, a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located 40 miles south of San Francisco in California’s Silicon Valley, offers its more than 9,000 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering; master’s degrees in business, education, counseling psychology, pastoral ministry, and theology; and law degrees and engineering Ph.D.s. Distinguished nationally by one of the highest graduation rates among all U.S. master’s universities, California’s oldest operating higher-education institution demonstrates faith-inspired values of ethics and social justice. For more information, see www.scu.edu.

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Tina Vossugh | SCU Media Relations | tvossugh@scu.edu | 408-554-5126



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