Wells is pleased to be included in the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges, listed among 361 of the most environmentally responsible colleges. Wells' inclusion was based on data from a 2015-16 survey of hundreds of four-year colleges concerning the schools' commitments to the environment and sustainability.
The Princeton Review, known for test prep and tutoring services, books, and college rankings, provides information about each selected school's admission requirements, cost and financial aid, and student body stats. They also include "Green Facts" about the schools with details such as available transportation alternatives and percentage of food budgets spent on local/organic food.
"Our inclusion in the Princeton Review's latest Guide to Green Colleges is a nice validation of the hard work that so many members of the Wells College community are doing to make more sustainable decisions and take more sustainable actions," said Marian Brown, Director of Wells' Center for Sustainability and the Environment. "Hopefully this public recognition can help prospective students who are passionate about sustainability and who care that their college choice supports and nurtures their values find their way to Wells College."
Wells earned a Green Rating score of 91—scores range from 60 to 99—citing the sustainability major, our academic center and committee dedicated to the topic, transportation policies, dining practices, and more. Wells is also included in their Best Northeastern Colleges listing.
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. The Guide to Green Colleges can be downloaded at www.princetonreview.com/green-guide.