Westminster Named a Top 2017 Green College by The Princeton Review
Sep 26, 2017
SALT LAKE CITY — Westminster is one of the 375 most environmentally responsible colleges according to The Princeton Review. The college has been included in the 2017 Guide to 375 Green Colleges for its focus on the environment.
The Princeton Review chose the schools for its green guide based on the company’s 2016–17 survey of hundreds of four-year colleges concerning the school’s commitments to the environment and sustainability.
“I am delighted to be on the list again this year,” said Kerry Case, director of Westminster’s Environmental Center. “This is great recognition for all the wonderful environmental work our students, faculty and staff do.”
The profiles in The Princeton Review's Guide to 375 Green Colleges provide information about each school's admission requirements, cost and financial aid and student body stats. They also include "Green Facts" about the schools with details on the availability of transportation alternatives at the schools and the percentage of the school food budgets spent on local/organic food.
Some of the college’s green initiatives include the LEED-platinum certified Meldrum Science Center, the bike collective program, the organic garden, free Utah Transportation Authority passes for campus members, electric charge fueling stations, green parking, and Westminster Wheels free bike rental program, to name a few.
The Princeton Review chose the colleges based on Green Rating scores (from 60 to 99) the company tallied in summer 2017 for 629 colleges using data from its 2016–17 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 80 or higher were selected for the guide. For more information, visit princetonreview.com/college-rankings/green-guide.
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Westminster is a private, independent, and comprehensive college in Salt Lake City, Utah. Students experience the liberal arts blended with professional programs in an atmosphere dedicated to civic engagement. With the goal of enabling its graduates to live vibrant, just, and successful lives, Westminster provides transformational learning experiences for both undergraduate and graduate students in a truly student-centered environment. Faculty focus on teaching, learning, and developing distinctive, innovative programs, while students thrive on Westminster’s urban Sugar House campus within minutes of the Rocky Mountains.