ATLANTA — The Princeton Review has named Spelman College as one of the most environmentally responsible “green” colleges in its “Guide to 353 Green Colleges: 2015 Edition.” Spelman is the first and only HBCU to be included in the guide, which profiles colleges with exceptional commitments to sustainability based on their academic offerings and career preparation for students, campus policies, initiatives and activities. Schools included in the guide are located in the United States, Canada and Egypt.

The colleges in the guide were chosen based on Green Rating scores (from 60 to 99). Spelman received an 88 Green Rating. Only schools with Green Rating scores of 83 or higher made it into the guide. The data used in the guide was calculated in summer 2014 using information from The Princeton Review’s 2013-14 survey of school administrators from 861 colleges. Each school in the 2015 guide has a write-up report on topics such as the academic institution’s use of renewable energy, recycling and conservation programs to the availability of environmental studies and career guidance for green jobs.

The Princeton Review first published the guide in 2010 and it remains the only free, annually updated downloadable guide to green colleges.