Virginia Wesleyan University is one of the 399 most environmentally responsible colleges in the nation, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company known for its college rankings features VWU in the 2018 edition of its book, The Princeton Review Guide to 399 Green Colleges.
Schools were chosen for the ninth annual edition “green guide” based on data from the company’s 2017-18 survey of hundreds of four-year colleges concerning the schools’ commitments to the environment and sustainability.
The Greer Environmental Sciences Center at Virginia Wesleyan University; photo by Alan Karchmer
Colleges were chosen for the Guide to 399 Green Colleges based on “Green Rating” scores tallied in summer 2018 for 648 colleges using data from a survey of administrators at the colleges in 2017-18. 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 tallies for the Green Rating score, which was done on a scale of 60 to 99. Colleges with Green Rating scores of 80 higher made it into the guide.