Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability

Princeton Review's Guide to 332 Green Colleges

  • Seattle University is one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada, according to The Princeton Review's fifth annual Guide to 332 Green Colleges.  Schools were selected based on a strong commitment to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities, and career preparation. 

    Each school receives a Green Rating score between 60 and 99.  So how does Seattle University compare to the other schools profiled?

    As the tables below show, Seattle University scored the highest of all Washington state independent colleges, scored the highest of all the Jesuit schools in a tie with Santa Clara University, and scored higher than all the Washington state schools with the exception of the University of Washington.   

    Washington Independent Colleges & Universities  

    2014  

    Seattle University

    95

    University of Puget Sound

    93

    Seattle Pacific University

    93

    Pacific Lutheran University

    92

    Bastyr University

    91

    Whitman College

    89

    Gonzaga

    80

    Heritage University

    60

    Saint Martin's University

    60

    Walla Walla University

    60

    Whitworth University

    60

    Jesuit Institutions

    2014

    Seattle University, WA;  Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA

    95

    College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

    92

    Loyola Marymount University, CA

    91

    Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI;  Loyola University Chicago, IL;  Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio

    87

    Saint Peter's University, Jersey City, NJ

    86

    Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska

    84

    Georgetown University, Washington, DC; Boston College, Boston, MA;  Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO

    83

    Loyola University, MD

    82

    Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA

    80

    Fairfield University, Connecticut

    78

    University of San Francisco, CA

    77

    Loyola University New Orleans, LA

    76

    John Carroll University, Cleveland, OH

    74

    Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia, PA

    73

    Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY

    69

    University of Scranton, Scranton, PA

    67

    Wheeling Jesuit University, Wheeling, WV

    66

    Canisius College, Buffalo, NY

    65

    Spring Hill College, Mobile, AL; Fordham University, Bronx, NY; Regis University, Denver, CO; University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, MI; Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MO

    60

     

    Washington State Schools

    2014

    University of Washington, Seattle

    99

    Washington State University, Pullman

    92

    Western Washington University, Bellingham;   Eastern Washington University, Cheney

    90

    The Evergreen State College, Olympia

    86

    Central Washington University, Ellensburg

    84