Champlain College Included in Princeton Review's 2016 'Guide to 361 Green Colleges'

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The Princeton Review has released its seventh annual free guide to the most environmentally responsible "green" colleges.
Champlain College is again included in the Princeton Review's "Guide to 361 Green Colleges: 2016 Edition" profiles of colleges with the most exceptional commitments to sustainability based on their academic offerings and career preparation for students, campus policies, initiatives, and activities. The profiles in the guide give college applicants information about each school's admission requirements, cost and financial aid, as well as student body facts and stats.
The free 160-page guide is downloadable at There users can also peruse detailed "Green Facts" write-ups on the schools. The write-ups report on everything from the school's use of renewable energy, recycling and conservation programs to the availability of environmental studies and career guidance for green jobs.
Among nearly 10,000 teens who participated in the 2016 College Hopes & Worries Survey, 61% told the Princeton Review that having information about a school's commitment to the environment would influence their decision to apply to or attend the college, said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review's Senior VP-Publisher. (A complete report on that survey is at "We strongly recommend the schools in this guide to environmentally-minded students who seek to study and live at green colleges."
Franek noted compelling facts about the top 50 colleges on the guide's new ranking list. Among this group of schools:

  • 27% of their total food expenditures go to purchases of local and/or organic food
  • 76% of the new construction on their campuses is USGBC ( LEED-certified
  • 98% offer an undergraduate major or degree that is sustainability focused
  • 100% have a sustainability officer and sustainability committee

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How Schools Were Chosen for the Guide
The Princeton Review chose the colleges based on "Green Rating" scores (from 60 to 99) that the company tallied in summer 2016 for 640 colleges using data from its 2015-16 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 made it into this guide. Most of the schools (350) in this edition are in the U.S. Ten are in Canada. One is in Egypt. Information about Princeton Review's Green Rating and its Green Honor Roll saluting schools that received the highest possible rating score, 99, is at Note: The Princeton Review does not publish the schools' Green Rating scores in this guide. The scores can be found in the profiles of the schools on and in the 2017 edition of The Princeton Review books, The Best 381 Colleges and The Complete Book of Colleges , published in August 2016.

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Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a small, not-for-profit, private college in Burlington, Vermont, with additional campuses in Montreal, Canada, and Dublin, Ireland. Champlain offers a traditional undergraduate experience from its beautiful campus overlooking Lake Champlain and over 90 residential undergraduate and online undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certificates. Champlain's distinctive career-driven approach to higher education embodies the notion that true learning occurs when information and experience come together to create knowledge. Champlain College is included in the Princeton Review's The Best 384 Colleges: 2019 Edition. For the fourth year in a row, Champlain was named a "Most Innovative School" in the North by U.S. News & World Report's 2019 "America's Best Colleges,” and a “Best Value School” and is ranked in the top 100 “Regional Universities of the North” and in the top 25 for “Best Undergraduate Teaching.” Champlain is also featured in the Fiske Guide to Colleges for 2019 as one of the "best and most interesting schools" in the United States, Canada and Great Britain and is a 2019 College of Distinction. For more information, visit