Colorado State University has been named one of the "greenest" universities in the U.S. The Princeton Review has ranked CSU 4th in the nation among environmentally responsible colleges. They surveyed hundreds of four-year colleges concerning the schools’ commitments to the environment and sustainability and chose 361 to include in its annual guide to green colleges.

What Princeton Review Likes About CSU

  • Sustainability committee
  • Sustainability-focused degrees
  • Publicly available greenhouse gas inventory plan
  • On-campus sustainability officer
  • Local or organic food offered on campus.
  • Emphasis on alternative transportation
  • CSU's bike- and car-share programs
  • Free transit passes and free campus shuttles for employees and students.
  • CSU has 22 LEED-certified buildings on its campus

About The Princeton Review’s Guide to 361 Green Colleges

The Princeton Review chose the schools for its green guide based on a combination of school-reported data and student surveys data from the company’s 2015-16 survey of four-year colleges concerning the environment and sustainability. 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 or organic food.