Northland College is one of the 332 most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada, according to The Princeton Review.
“We’ve been establishing sustainability standards for over 40 years,” said Northland’s Regional Sustainability Coordinator Nathan Engstrom. “It’s wonderful to be recognized by Princeton Review for our ongoing dedication and vision to be the nation’s preeminent liberal arts college focused on the environment.”
The education services company known for its test prep programs and college rankings, ratings, and guidebooks profiles Northland College in the fifth annual edition of its free downloadable book, “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges.”
Published in time for the April 22 celebration of Earth Day, The Princeton Review highlights the Northland College’s commitment to local foods, composting and sustainability academic offerings. “Northland College isn’t just meeting sustainability standards — it’s setting them,” the guide reports.
The Princeton Review chose Northland College 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.
“It’s important for students considering Northland College to know that we will model and lead in everything we do to create sustainable and thriving communities, while using Lake Superior and the world as our classroom and laboratory,” Engstrom said.
Rob Franek, senior vice president and publisher of The Princeton Review 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.”
The Princeton Review can be downloaded at www.princetonreview.com/green-guide and www.centerforgreenschools.org/greenguide.