Rollins Recognized as a Green College

Just in time for Earth Day, Rollins College is featured in “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 353 Green Colleges: 2015 Edition.”

(Photo by Scott Cook) (Photo by Scott Cook)

Rollins College is one of the 353 most environmentally responsible colleges according to The Princeton Review. The education services company known for its test prep and tutoring services, books, and college rankings features Rollins its free book, The Princeton Review Guide to 353 Green Colleges: 2015 Edition.

Published on April 16, a few days before Earth Day, 218-page guide can be downloaded for free.

The Princeton Review chose the schools for this sixth annual edition of its “green guide” based on data from the company’s 2014 survey of hundreds of four-year colleges concerning the schools’ commitments to the environment and sustainability.

“We strongly recommend Rollins and the other fine colleges in this guide to the many environmentally-minded students who seek to study and live at green colleges,” said The Princeton Review’s Senior VP-Publisher Robert Franek.

In the “Green Facts” section about Rollins, The Princeton Review cites that the College employs a sustainability officer and four percent of graduates were required to take a sustainability-related course. Available transportation alternatives at Rollins include the Rollins Library Bicycle Program and designated facilities for bicycle commuters. In the “Campus Life” section in the 2014 Princeton Reivew, Rollins earned a “Green Rating” score of 90 out of 99. Examples that support its high score include the Bush Science Center and the heat recovery system that allows the College to save up to 70 percent of the energy associated with temperature and humidity control. Read the full profile.

Learn more about sustainability at Rollins.

How Schools Were Chosen for the Guide

The Princeton Review chose the colleges based on "Green Rating" scores (from 60 to 99) that the company tallied in summer 2014 for 861 colleges using data from its 2013-14 survey of school administrators. The survey asked them to report on their school's sustainability-related policies, practices, and programs. More than 25 data points were weighted in the assessment. Schools with Green Rating scores of 83 or higher made it into this guide.