Best College Reviews has named the 25 best green colleges in the United States for 2018. There are many ways to describe green schools, but all share a commitment to environmental sustainability. While potentially lessening negative impact on the global environment, the sustainability programs and policies that a school adopts can greatly impact quality of life on the campus. Some schools in particular boast an impressive list of sustainable policies, student volunteer opportunities, and low-impact building practices that will appeal to environmentally-conscious students.
This ranking was created using the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator database. The 25 best green colleges were awarded points based on the following criteria:
- Princeton Review’s comprehensive evaluation of green schools in the U.S.
- U.S. News and World Report’s overall rating of each school
Below are the resulting selections for the 25 best green colleges for 2018:
1. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Chapel Hill, NC
2. Iowa State University – Ames, IO
3. University of Virginia – Charlottesville, VA
4. University of Maryland, College Park – College Park, MD
5. Chatham University – Pittsburgh, PA
6. Arizona State University – Tempe, AZ
7. University of Massachusetts Amherst – Amherst, MA
8. University of Oregon – Eugene, OR
9. Warren Wilson College – Asheville, NC
10. University of California, Berkeley – Berkeley, CA
11. Portland State University – Portland, OR
12. University of Washington – Seattle, WA
13. University of California, Riverside – Riverside, CA
14. University of Connecticut – Storrs, CT
15. Goucher College – Baltimore, MD
16. University of Colorado Boulder – Boulder, CO
17. University of California, Santa Barbara – Santa Barbara, CA
18. Champlain College – Burlington, VT
19. University of Maine – Orono, ME
20. Loyola Marymount University – Los Angeles, CA
21. American University – Washington, D.C.
22. University of California, Davis – Davis, CA
23. Randolph College – Lynchburg, VA
24. Green Mountain College – Poultney, VT
25. Colorado State University – Fort Collins, CO
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