Stanislaus State has secured another spot this year in The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges for its commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility.
The guide serves as an important resource for prospective students seeking colleges that align with their values and prioritize environmental practices. The selection process involved administrator surveys from 683 colleges in 2022-23 and an analysis of more than 25 survey data points.
“With increasing concern about climate change, particularly among younger people who will be most affected by its long-term impact, we are seeing increasing interest among college applicants in attending green colleges,” said Rob Franek, The Princeton Review’s editor-in-chief.
- Kat Marian, Senior Director of Campus Planning, Design and Sustainability
Sixty-nine percent of college applicants polled in the 2023 College Hopes & Worries Survey expressed that a college’s commitment to the environment would significantly influence their decision to apply and attend.
Stanislaus State’s inclusion among the 522 featured schools showcases its programs, policies and practices dedicated to sustainability efforts.
“Stan State being listed by the Princeton Review in the Guide to Green Colleges reflects our ongoing commitment to sustainability,” said Kat Marian, senior director of Campus Planning, Design and Sustainability. “We are also in the process of updating our Sustainability (STARS) Report, which summarizes all areas of campus sustainability from academic curriculum and research, engagement, building operations, air, climate, energy use, transportation, waste and water.”
Stan State’s inclusion in Guide to Green Colleges marks the second time in recent weeks the Review has recognized the University. In August, the University made the organization’s list of the best 389 Colleges for 2024.