St. Lawrence University is one of the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges according to The Princeton Review, which included St. Lawrence in its Guide to Green Colleges: 2021 Edition.
The Princeton Review selected St. Lawrence to be among the 416 colleges included in the guide based on its survey of administrators at 695 colleges in 2019-20 concerning their institutions' sustainability-related policies, practices, and programs. Survey topics ranged from academic offerings and campus initiatives to career preparation for "green" jobs.
St. Lawrence received a 94 out of 99 Green Rating from The Princeton Review, which also noted the University is rated silver by The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’ Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (AASHE STARS). STARS is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.
The Princeton Review noted that there has been a high level of interest among college applicants and their parents in colleges with green practices, programs, and offerings. Sixty-six percent of the 12,845 respondents (college-bound teens and parents) to The Princeton Review's 2020 College Hopes & Worries Survey said that having information about a college's commitment to the environment would affect their (or their child's) decision to apply to or attend a school.