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TU named state’s greenest college

The University of Tulsa may be “true blue,” but as Earth Day approaches, TU is being recognized for its environmentally friendly efforts by being added to The Princeton Review’s Guide to 353 Green Colleges: 2015 Edition. TU is the only college in Oklahoma listed in the publication.

News-green-rankingThe guide profiles colleges with exceptional commitments to sustainability based on their academic offerings and career preparation for students, campus policies, initiatives and activities. The online guide allows users to peruse detailed Green Facts on each school.

“Among nearly 10,000 teens who participated in our 2015 College Hopes & Worries Survey, 61 percent told us that having information about a school’s commitment to the environment would influence their decision to apply to or attend the college,” said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review’s Senior VP-Publisher. “We strongly recommend the schools in this guide to environmentally minded students who seek to study and live at green colleges.”

The Princeton Review chose the colleges based on Green Rating scores (from 60 to 99) tallied last summer 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. The University of Tulsa scored a 90. Information about Princeton Review’s Green Rating is at www.princetonreview.com/green-guide.