Stonehill College is one of the 361 most environmentally responsible colleges according to The Princeton Review (www.PrincetonReview.com). The education services company known for its test prep and tutoring services, books, and college rankings features Stonehill in the 2016 edition of its book, The Princeton Review Guide to 361 Green Colleges.
The 160-page guide can be downloaded for free at www.princetonreview.com/green-guide.
The Princeton Review chose the schools for this seventh annual edition of its "green guide" based on the company's 2015-16 survey of hundreds of four-year colleges concerning the schools' commitments to the environment and sustainability.
“We’re proud to be recognized as one of the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges,” said Martin McGovern, Stonehill’s Director of Communications and Media Relations. “We are deeply committed to promoting environmentally conscious, sustainable practices on our campus.”
"We strongly recommend Stonehill and the other fine colleges in this guide to the many environmentally-minded students who seek to study and live at green colleges," said The Princeton Review's Robert Franek, Senior VP-Publisher.
Franek noted the growing interest the company has seen among college-bound students in green colleges. "Among more than 10,000 teens and parents who participated in our 2016 College Hopes & Worries Survey, 61% told us that having information about a school’s commitment to the environment would influence their decision to apply to or attend the college." (A complete report on that survey is at www.princetonreview.com/college-hopes-worries.)
The profiles in The Princeton Review's Guide to 361 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.
The Princeton Review cites Stonehill long list of alternative transportation options, our focus on local/organic food, and our commitment to sustainability.
The Princeton Review first published this guide in 2010. It remains the only free, annually updated downloadable guide to green colleges. The company is also known for its dozens of categories of college rankings in its annual books, The Best 381 Colleges and Colleges That Pay You Back.