America’s Top 50 Most Environmentally-Responsible Colleges, 2016

The College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor has been named as the most environmentally-responsible college in the U.S., according to a ranking released by the Princeton Review’s 2016 Guide to 361 Green Institutions, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY ranked No. 2 on the list.

The education services company profiles institutions based on a survey of 640 four-year colleges to measure the institution’s commitment to the environment and to sustainability. The survey, conducted in 2015-16 included questions on course offerings, campus infrastructure, activities, and career preparation.


America’s Top 50 Most Environmentally-Responsible Colleges, 2016

1. College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME
2. State University of New York–College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY
3. Green Mountain College, Poultney, VT
4. Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
5. Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR
6. Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT
7. University of California–Santa Cruz, CA
8. Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA
9. University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
10. University of Washington, Seattle, WA

11. Stanford University, Stanford, CA
12. Willamette University, Salem, OR
13. University of California–Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
14. Pomona College, Claremont, CA
15. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
16. State University of New York–Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
17. Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA
18. American University, Washington, DC
19. University of Colorado–Boulder, Boulder, Co
20. Portland State University, Portland, OR

21. University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, MD
22. Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH
23. Colby College, Waterville, ME
24. Washington University in St. Louis, MO
25. University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
26. Champlain College, Burlington, VT
27. University of California–Davis, Davis, CA
28. Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA
29. University of California–Berkeley
30. Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

31. University of California-Irvine, Irvine, CA
32. Allegheny College, Meadville, PA
33. State University of New York–University at Buffalo
34. Furman University, Greenville, SC
35. Bentley University,
36. Warren Wilson College, Asheville, NC
37. Ball State University, Muncie, IN
38. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC
39. Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
40. Loyola University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

41. University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Amherst, MA
42. Columbia University, New York, NY
43. Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
44. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL
45. Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
46. Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
47. Yale University, New Haven, CT
48. California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA
49. Iowa State University, Ames, IA
50. University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH