MSU was recently named as a Top Green College by The Princeton Review. The Review refers to MSU as one of the world’s 413 most environmentally responsible universities. The universities on the list were chosen based on a survey the company conducted in 2018-2019.
The Princeton Review chose the schools based on Green Rating scores the company tallied (on a scale of 60 to 99) for 689 colleges in summer 2019 using data from its 2018–19 survey of administrators at the colleges. The survey asked administrators to report on their schools’ sustainability-related policies, practices, and programs. More than 25 data points were analyzed for the Green Rating score. Colleges
with Green Rating scores of 80 or higher made it into this guide.
As the desire for an eco-conscious college environment increases across the world, college campuses are being held accountable for what they offer students in the way of sustainable education.
“We salute–and strongly recommend–Missouri State University to the environmentally-minded students who want to study and live at a green college,” says Rob Franek, Editor-in-Chief of the Princeton Review.
Franek noted that college applicants and their parents are increasingly concerned about the environment and sustainability issues. Among the 11,900 teens and parents The Princeton Review surveyed earlier this year for its 2019 College Hopes & Worries Survey, 64% said that having information about a college’s commitment to the environment would influence their decision to apply to or attend the school.
Future graduates and applicants to Missouri State University are encouraged to apply for a sustainable academic path, join an eco-centric campus organization, or find other ways to volunteer on campus and in the community that support sustainable community development.
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