Four San Diego College Campuses Rank in ‘Green’ List, with USD in Top 50

Olin Hall
Entrance to the University of San Diego School of Business at Olin Hall. Courtesy USD.


The Princeton Review included four San Diego County campuses in the 2018 edition of its guide to the most environmentally friendly and sustainable colleges and universities in the world.

The college preparation company listed San Diego State University, Cal State San Marcos, UC San Diego and the University of San Diego among 399 “green” colleges.

The list mostly comprises U.S. universities, but Princeton Review included 13 Canadian schools and one each in Egypt and Greece, as well.

The University of San Diego was the only school to make the company’s list of the top 50 green colleges.

“We are proud to have published this guide since 2010, but we are particularly pleased to release our 2018 edition at this time as October has been designated National Campus Sustainability Month,” said Princeton Review Editor-in-Chief Robert Franek. “To all students wanting to study and live at a green college, we strongly recommend the outstanding schools we identify and profile in this guide.”

The company selects campuses for the list using scores for more than 25 data categories regarding each school’s environmental sustainability-related policies, programs and departments. Princeton Review chose the 399 schools from a pool of 648 it took data from earlier this summer. The top 50 list was ranked using the main list’s survey data and data from a survey of students at each school.

— City News Service

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The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 9,000 students from 69 countries and 50 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. The university's eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. USD's Envisioning 2024 strategic plan capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.


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