Xavier maintains its spot in The Princeton Review's "Best 379 Colleges" for 2015 annual rankings

Xavier is also on the "Best Midwestern" and "Green Colleges" lists | August 7, 2014

Xavier once again is included in The Princeton Review’s annual publication of the best colleges in the country. The Best 379 Colleges: 2015 Edition also highlights Xavier on its “Best Midwestern” and “Green Colleges” lists.

This is the 11th year in a row that Xavier has been included in the annual publication.

According to The Princeton Review, the rankings are based on surveys of 130,000 students attending the schools on the lists. Students were asked to rate everything from financial aid to on-campus food. The rankings can be viewed at The Princeton Review’s website.

Xavier scored 91 on its green rating which earned it a spot on the list of 322 Green Colleges. It scored 82 in academics, 85 in quality of life and 80 in admissions selectivity, and was included among 158 Best Midwestern schools.

On its website, the Review states that the selected schools “represent an outstanding cross section of colleges. Though they differ in size, campus culture and other aspects, all offer excellent undergraduate programs.”

In naming schools to its list of Best Midwestern colleges, the Review says its goal is to “identify some of the colleges and universities that we feel stand out within each region.” The issue salutes 646 colleges in four regions of the country—Northeast, Southeast, Midwest and West—that it considers “academically outstanding and well worth consideration” for those searching for colleges.

In selecting its list of Green Colleges, the Review looked for schools “that demonstrate a strong commitment to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities, and career preparation.” The Review partnered with the United States Green Building Council to produce the Green Colleges criteria for how college campuses are designed, constructed and operated.

Read more about the ratings of other local schools in the Cincinnati Business Courier.