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ODU Featured in 2014 Edition of Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges

Old Dominion University is among the 332 most environmentally responsible colleges in the United States and Canada, according to The Princeton Review.

The education services company, known for its test prep programs and college rankings, ratings and guidebooks, profiled ODU in the fifth annual edition of its free downloadable book, "The Princeton Review's Guide to 332 Green Colleges."

The Princeton Review chose selected schools, based on a 2013 survey of administrators at hundreds of four-year colleges, to measure the schools' commitment to the environment and sustainability.

The institutional survey included questions on the schools' course offerings, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation, among others. Using the survey data, which covered more than 25 fields, The Princeton Review tallied "Green Ratings" scores from 60 to 99 for 832 schools. The 332 schools in the 2014 guide received scores of 83 or above in that assessment. (Note: The Princeton Review does not rank the schools, nor does it report their scores.)

Published a few days before the April 22 celebration of Earth Day, the 216-page guide can be downloaded at www.princetonreview.com/green-guide and www.centerforgreenschools.org/greenguide.

The Princeton Review created its "Guide to 332 Green Colleges" in partnership with the Center for Green Schools (www.usgbc.org) at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).