Princeton Review Names Wentworth to Green Colleges Guide

October 31, 2019

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Wentworth was named to the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges for the fourth year in a row. The inclusion makes the university one of the nation's most environmentally responsible institutions, according to the publication.

Princeton Review selected schools based on a survey the company conducted in 2018–19 of administrators at hundreds of four-year colleges regarding their institutions’ commitments to the environment and sustainability. Availability of transportation alternatives at the schools and the percentage of the school food budgets spent on local/organic food were among items considered.

How Schools Were Chosen for the Guide

Green Rating scores were tallied (on a scale of 60 to 99) by the company for 689 colleges in summer 2019 using data from its 2018–19 survey of administrators at the colleges. The survey asked administrators to report on their schools’ sustainability-related policies, practices, and programs. More than 25 data points were analyzed for the Green Rating score.

Colleges with Green Rating scores of 80 or higher made it into the guide. The Green Rating scores appear in the profiles of the schools on and in the 2020 editions of the Princeton Review books, The Complete Book of Colleges and The Best 385 Colleges.

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