CCNY features on The Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges 2022 rankings

The City College of New York is one of the nation's most environmentally responsible colleges, according to The Princeton Review®. The education services company features CCNY in its website resource, “The Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges: 2022 Edition,” published today. Click here for a free guide.

The Princeton Review chose the 420 schools in the guide based on its survey of administrators at 835 colleges in 2020-21 about their institutions’ commitments to the environment and sustainability. The company's editors analyzed more than 25 survey data points to select the schools. 

"We strongly recommend The City College to students who care about the environment want to study and live at a green college," said Rob Franek, The Princeton Review's Editor-in-Chief. “CCNY offers excellent academics and demonstrates a commitment to sustainability that is exemplary on many counts.”   

Franek noted that The Princeton Review has seen an increasing level of interest among students in attending colleges with green practices, programs, and offerings. Seventy-eight percent of the more than 11,000 college applicants that participated in The Princeton Review's 2021 College Hopes & Worries Survey said that having information about a college's commitment to the environment would affect their decision to apply to or attend a school. This was a 12% increase over the 66% so indicating on the company’s 2020 survey. Click here for a downloadable copy of the survey that polled parents of college applicants.  

The Princeton Review cites City College’s sustainability program.

“CCNY Green” is the name of City College’s campaign to “rethink the way we teach, learn, conduct research, operate, and live.” A Sustainability Task Force was created to “place sustainability at the forefront in all operations, outreach, and educational missions.” Other initiatives include new hydration stations being installed in several buildings to reduce bottled water waste, by providing chilled, filtered tap water free of charge for use with refillable containers. 

In addition, CCNY is home to “The Urban Gardens at City College,” a patch of land on the more than 35-acre lush campus where produce is cultivated for the school's food pantry.  

The Princeton Review has published its “Guide to Green Colleges” annually since 2010. The company is also known for its dozens of categories of college rankings in its book, The Best 387 Colleges, and its website resources including The Best Value Colleges.

CCNY also features in The Princeton Review’s “Best 387 Colleges Guide for 2022.”

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About the City College of New York
Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided a high-quality and affordable education to generations of New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. CCNY embraces its position at the forefront of social change. It is ranked #1 by the Harvard-based Opportunity Insights out of 369 selective public colleges in the United States on the overall mobility index. This measure reflects both access and outcomes, representing the likelihood that a student at CCNY can move up two or more income quintiles. In addition, the Center for World University Rankings places CCNY in the top 1.8% of universities worldwide in terms of academic excellence. Labor analytics firm Emsi puts at $1.9 billion CCNY’s annual economic impact on the regional economy (5 boroughs and 5 adjacent counties) and quantifies the “for dollar” return on investment to students, taxpayers and society. At City College, more than 16,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in eight schools and divisions, driven by significant funded research, creativity and scholarship. CCNY is as diverse, dynamic and visionary as New York City itself. View CCNY Media Kit.


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