28 October 2021
The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) – the country’s most distinguished institution focusing on the study of the environment – has secured a place in the Top 10 of the annual ranking of the 50 best green colleges of the Princeton Review. ESF, the only SUNY school to make the list, ranked # 9 for its specialist study options and commitment to developing innovative solutions to today’s environmental problems.
“We are so proud of the work our faculty, students and staff are doing to address today’s most pressing environmental issues. The ESF continues to be a leader in integrating and prioritizing sustainability in our university courses, in our research and on campus, are increasingly important factors for future students ”, declared the president from the ESF, Joanie Mahoney.
According to The Princeton Review, college applicants and their parents show great interest in colleges with green practices, programs, and offerings. In fact, more than half of the 12,845 respondents (66%) to The Princeton Review’s 2020 College Hopes and Concerns Survey said having information about college engagement towards the environment would affect their decision (or that of their child) to apply for or attend school. .
The Top 50 Green Colleges were ranked based on student ratings of the influence of sustainability issues on their university and campus experiences; supporting administrators and students in environmental awareness and conservation efforts; and the visibility and impact of student environmental groups on campus. Almost 700 American colleges have applied to participate. The list is part of Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges: 2022 Edition, which is aimed at college applicants seeking schools with exemplary commitments to the environment and sustainability.
This press release was produced by SUNY College of Environmental Sciences and Forestry. The opinions expressed here are those of the author.