UCR ranked high as a green campus and included among ‘best’ and ‘best value’ colleges

Princeton Review is the latest to recognize campus for environmentally friendly policies

February 7, 2019
Author: Imran Ghori
February 7, 2019

UC Riverside is among the Top 50 green colleges and ranks among those considered a great value in the latest college rankings by the Princeton Review.

UCR’s No. 29 ranking in the publication’s greenest-colleges list is the second time in as many months the campus has been lauded for its environmentally friendly policies. UCR came in No. 16 among the greenest campuses in the nation in the GreenMetric World University Rankings 2018 released in December.

The Princeton Review also included UCR in its “Best 384 Colleges,” “Best Western Colleges,” and “Best Value Colleges” lists for 2019. The latter three categories were unranked.

“Undergraduates at the University of California, Riverside have the opportunity to get ‘a great education while also having fun,’” the publication wrote, quoting its survey of students. “The university goes to great lengths to ensure that ‘everyone feels welcome and wanted on campus’ and that’s palpable to the students. Undergrads here also greatly benefit from all the research being conducted at Riverside.”

The Princeton Review surveyed 138,000 students at 384 schools, asking 80 questions in four areas: academics/administration, college life, their fellow students, and their experiences.