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UND again featured in The Princeton Review's ‘Guide to 332 Green Colleges: 2014 Edition'

Posted on 4/29/2014

The University of North Dakota is one of the 332 most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada, according to The Princeton Review (www.PrincetonReview.com).

The education services company known for its test prep programs and college rankings, ratings and guidebooks once again is profiling UND, this time, it the fifth annual edition of its free downloadable book, The Princeton Review's Guide to 332 Green Colleges.

The Princeton Review chose the schools for this guide based on a survey it conducted in 2013 of administrators at hundreds of four-year colleges to measure the schools' commitment to the environment and to sustainability. The institutional survey included questions on the schools' course offerings, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation.

The 322 school profiles in the guide feature essential information for applicants - facts and stats on school demographics, admission financial aid - plus write-ups on the schools' sustainability initiatives. A "Green Facts" sidebar reports on a wide range of topics from the school's use of renewable energy sources, recycling and conservation programs to the availability of environmental studies and career guidance for green jobs.

Said Rob Franek, Senior VP/Publisher, The Princeton Review, "We are pleased to recommend UND to the many students seeking colleges that practice and promote environmentally-responsible choices and practices."

Franek noted his Company's recent survey findings indicating significant interest among college applicants in attending "green" colleges.

"Among 10,116 college applicants who participated in our 2014 'College Hopes & Worries Survey,' 61 percent said having information about a school's commitment to the environment would influence their decision to apply to or attend the school," he said.

Rachel Gutter, director of the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council, commented, "In collaborating with The Princeton Review on this annual guide, we have seen that sustainability on campuses continues to be an important deciding factor for today's four-year college bound students. We are excited to once again provide prospective students and their parents with a resource to help them navigate this often daunting decision-making process."

Published April 17, a few days before the April 22 celebration of Earth Day, the 216-page guide is the only free comprehensive resource of its kind: it can be downloaded at www.princetonreview.com/green-guide and www.centerforgreenschools.org/greenguide.

The Princeton Review created its "Guide to 332 Green Colleges" in partnership with the Center for Green Schools (www.usgbc.org) at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

For more information contact:

The Princeton Review: Jeanne Krier, 212.539.1350, pressoffice@review.com, or Kristen O'Toole, 888.347.7737 ext. 1405, kotoole@review.com.

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David L. Dodds
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