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Complete Rankings | AMERICA'S COOLEST SCHOOLS

See each school's completed survey | Methodology | Sierra's top 10 schools

Rank School Energy Efficiency Food Academics Purchasing Transport Waste Admin. Financial Other Score
1 University of Washington 7.7 7.5 7.5 9.5 10 7.5 9 9 4 9.5 81.2
2 Green Mountain College 8.1 6.5 7.5 10 9 7.5 6 9.5 7 9.5 81.1
3 University of California, San Diego 5.1 10 6 9 10 7.5 9 8.5 6 9.5 80.6
4 Warren Wilson College 6.8 9 8.5 8.5 7 7.5 8.5 10 1 10 76.8
5 Stanford University 5.1 5 8.5 9 8.5 7.5 10 8 5 10 76.6
6 University of California, Irvine 5.3 8.5 7.5 9 8.5 7.5 8.5 7 3 10 74.8
7 University of California, Santa Cruz 5.8 5 6.5 9.5 10 7.5 9.5 9 2 9.5 74.3
8 University of California, Davis 5.2 4 7.5 9 10 7.5 10 8.5 2 9.5 73.2
9 Evergreen State College 8 10 5.5 9 9 4.5 6.5 8.5 2 9 72
10 Middlebury College 5.3 6 7 6.5 7 7.5 8.5 9 5 10 71.8
11 University of New Hampshire 8 6 5 9.5 9 5.5 7.5 9 3 9 71.5
12 Appalachian State University 2.97 8.5 7.5 9 10 7 6.5 8 2 10 71.47
13 Colby College 6 9 7 8 7 5.5 7.5 9 2 10 71.1
14 Western Washington University 8 8 6 7 9 7 7 6 3 10 71
15 University of California, Los Angeles 5.7 6 7 8 10 6.5 8.5 7 2 10 70.7
16 University of Connecticut 4.5 9.5 6.5 9.5 6 7 7.5 7 4 9 70.5
17 Clark University 3.6 6 7 9.5 6 7.5 8.5 9 4 8.5 69.6
18 Cornell University 2.5 6.5 6 9 8 7 10 6 4.5 10 69.5
19 Bowdoin College 4.7 6 7.5 8 10 6.5 8.5 8.5 0 9.5 69.2
20 University of Maryland 5.7 4 5 10 8 7 8.5 8 3 9.5 68.7
21 University of Pennsylvania 6.1 5.5 8 8 7 7.5 7.5 7.5 2 9.5 68.6
22 Northland College 6.2 7 6.5 8 5 7.5 6.5 9 3 9.5 68.2
23 Arizona State University 3.9 9.5 4.5 8.5 10 6.5 6 8.5 1 9 67.4
24 Pacific Lutheran University 5.8 8.5 7.5 5 6 6.5 9.5 7.5 3 7.5 66.8
25 Pomona College 4.2 7 6 8 6 8 7.5 7 3 10 66.7
26 American University 8 5 8 9 7 7 7.5 7.5 0 7.5 66.5
27 Pennsylvania State University 1.4 5 4 9 7 8 8 9 5 9.5 65.9
28 New York University 3.9 9 7 8 6.5 9.5 5 8 0 8.5 65.4
29 San Francisco State University 4.2 7.5 6 6 4.5 8.5 10 8 3 7.5 65.2
30 George Washington University 2.5 5.5 7 8.5 6 8.5 5.5 8 4 9.5 65
31 Drexel University 10 7 5.5 8.5 7 6.5 3.5 8 1 7.5 64.5
32 Villanova University 2.4 5 8 8 7 5.5 6.5 7 5 10 64.4
33 Brown University 4.6 6 8 8 5.5 8.5 6.5 9 2 6 64.1
34 Hampshire College 2.5 8 8 8 8 6 6 6.5 2 9 64
35 Seattle University 7.53 5.5 9 5 6.5 5.5 7 6.5 2 9 63.53
36 Wellesley College 4.02 6 6 6.5 4.5 6.5 6 8.5 6 9.5 63.52
37 Lewis and Clark College 4.9 7 7 8 6 7.5 5 9 2 7 63.4
38 Southern Oregon University 6.8 6 5.5 7 8 3.5 6 8.5 3 9 63.3
39 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 3.4 4 6.5 9 6 7.5 8.5 8.5 0 9.5 62.9
40 Allegheny College 8 5 8 7 4 5.5 7.5 6.5 2 9 62.5
41 University of Louisville 0.9 5.5 5.5 9 9 4.5 6.5 9 3 9.5 62.4
42 Mills College 4.8 6 6 7 7 4 9 7 2 9.5 62.3
43 Oregon State University 6.92 5 5.5 8.5 5 8 4 7 4 8 61.92
44 Lawrence University 2.41 7.5 8 6.5 7 6.5 6.5 8 3 6.5 61.91
45 University of Michigan 3.1 4.5 6 9 8 8 6.5 5.5 2 9 61.6
46 DePaul University 1.9 6 8 5 8 8.5 6 6 3 9 61.4
47 University of South Florida 1.2 5.5 7 9.5 4 4.5 8 8 6 7.5 61.2
48 University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign
1.63 6.5 4.5 8 6 6.5 6.5 9 3 9.5 61.13
49 Point Loma Nazarene University 4.12 3.5 6.5 7 7 6 9 7.5 1 9.5 61.12
50 University of Oregon 7.3 4 7 7 7.5 7 6 6 0 8.5 60.3
51 University of North Carolina
at Greensboro
2.1 5 7 8 5 6.5 6.5 8 3 9 60.1
52 University of Pittsburgh 2.5 6 5 7 8 7.5 7 5 2 10 60
53 Macalester College 2.9 3 6.5 6.5 6 8 7.5 8 4 7.5 59.9
54 State University of New York
at Binghamton
3.42 8 5.5 7 4 5 6.5 7 5 8 59.42
54 University of Denver 2.92 6.5 4.5 6 8 6 8 8 3 6.5 59.42
56 University of San Francisco 4.3 5 7.5 7 7 6 7 6 2 7 58.8
57 Elon University 1.6 5 6.5 7 7 5.5 7 7.5 2 9.5 58.6
58 Kalamazoo College 3 6.5 6.5 6 4 4 9 8 2 9.5 58.5
59 Wesleyan University 3.4 6 7.5 7 8 5 7 9 1 4.5 58.4
60 Duke University 1.02 5.5 6.5 9 7 6.5 4.5 7 1 10 58.02
61 Chatham University 2 6 7.5 5.5 6 4.5 7 9.5 4 6 58
62 Sewanee: The University of the South 2.3 9 8 7 4 4.5 5 7 3 7.5 57.3
63 University of Idaho 7.1 6 2 8.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 8.5 2 9 56.6
64 Worcester Polytechnic Institute 3.5 6 5.5 7 6 5.5 8 7 0 7.5 56
65 Knox College 3.45 8 4.5 7 5 4.5 7.5 7 1 8 55.95
66 Carleton College 2.93 6 6.5 5 1 6 7 6.5 6 8.5 55.43
67 Hobart and William Smith College 2.38 5.5 4 7.5 4 5.5 7 8 2 9.5 55.38
68 University of the Pacific 4.3 5 8.5 6 8 4.5 7 4 2 6 55.3
69 University of Minnesota, Morris 7 6 3.5 6 1 7 4 9 4 7.5 55
70 Western State College of Colorado 1.8 9 3.5 8.5 5 5 5 6 2 9 54.8
71 Marlboro College 2.63 8 5.5 6 7 6.5 4.5 4.5 2 8 54.63
72 Univeristy of California, Santa Barbara 3.08 1 5 9 8 7 8.5 5.5 0 7.5 54.58
73 Goucher College 5 4 7.5 8 5 5 5 5.5 0 9.5 54.5
74 Northwest Missouri State University 3.46 3.5 7 5 8 6 5.5 5 2 9 54.46
75 University of Missouri 2.1 5 4.5 8 5 4.5 5.5 8 2 8 52.6
76 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 3.1 4 6 9 4.5 6.5 4.5 5 1 8.5 52.1
77 University of Wisconsin 2.44 6 4.5 4.5 6 4.5 5 8.5 2 8.5 51.94
78 Purchase College 2.91 4 3 4.5 8 5.5 5.5 7 3 8.5 51.91
79 Drew University 2.2 6 6.5 6 7 5.5 6.5 5 2 5 51.7
80 Pratt Institute 5 6.5 4 5 1 7 5 7 2 9 51.5
81 Indiana University 0.5 3.5 5.5 8 6 5 4.5 6 3 9.5 51.5
82 Grinnell College 2.9 4 7 5 2 6 7.5 7 4 6 51.4
83 St. Lawrence University 4.1 4 6 6.5 5.5 6.5 4 5.5 0 8.5 50.6
84 University of Richmond 2.1 5.5 3.5 7 8 5.5 4.5 5.5 0 8.5 50.1
85 Drury University 2.9 6 5 7 4 4.5 7 7 0 6 49.4
86 Fort Lewis College 3 6 6.5 7.5 3 5 5.5 7.5 0 5 49
87 Babson College 3.3 6 4.5 5.5 5.5 4.5 3 9 0 7.5 48.8
88 Syracuse University 4.5 3 4.5 7 4 7.5 8 6 1 3 48.5
89 Loyola University 2.2 4 4.5 6 4 7.5 3.5 3.5 4 8 47.2
90 California State University, San Bernardino 4.16 5 7 6 2 4 4 5 1 9 47.16
91 George Mason University 2 4.5 7 4 7 4.5 3.5 6 1 7.5 47
92 Fairfield University 3.13 1 6 7 5 3 6.5 5.5 1 8.5 46.63
93 University of Dayton 2.1 7 3 7.5 2 6 7 5 2 5 46.6
94 Aquinas College 3.4 4 6.5 6.5 5 2.5 5 7.5 1 5 46.4
95 Loyola Marymount University 3.6 2 6 6 4 3.5 6.5 5 1 8.5 46.1
96 University of North Florida 2.1 8 3 5 3.5 4.5 4 6.5 0 9 45.6
97 University of Utah 5.4 1.5 4.5 6 1.5 5.5 5 7 1 8 45.4
98 Wartburg College 2.4 7 3.5 2.5 9 5.5 3.5 5 0 7 45.4
99 Gonzaga University 5.03 0 8 7 4 3.5 6.5 4 0 5.5 43.503
100 High Point University 1 6 6 4.5 6 5.5 3.5 1 2 8 43.5
101 University of Massachusetts 2.9 5 6 5.5 0 5 5.5 8 0 5.5 43.4
102 Pitzer College 4.7 7 9 5 5 3.5 5 1 0 3 43.2
103 Assumption College 5.8 8 6 3.5 1 5 2.5 3 2 6 42.8
104 Washington and Lee University 2.3 4 6 6 3.5 5 4 8 0 4 42.8
105 Kenyon College 3.9 5 5.5 5.5 4 5 5.5 3 1 3 41.4
106 Centre College 2.2 6 6 5 4 4 2.5 6 0 5 40.7
107 Keystone College 1.3 5 6 7.5 1 2.5 1.5 6 2 7.5 40.3
108 Baldwin-Wallace College 2.9 2.5 3 8.5 5 3 4.5 3 1 6.5 39.9
109 University of the District of Columbia 2.4 4 4 6 4 7 2.5 3 1 5.5 39.4
110 Pepperdine University 4.7 3 3 3.5 3 4 7.5 5 2 3 38.7
111 Daemen College 4.5 6 3 5.5 1.5 3 4.5 1 1 8 37
112 Wesleyan College 2.9 5 2 2 8 4 2 4 1 7 37.9
113 Occidental College 1.7 6.5 6 4.5 1 6.5 3.5 3 0 4.5 37.2
114 Lynchburg College 0.3 4.5 4.5 3.5 0 5.5 4 5 0 9 36.3
115 Mary Baldwin College 2.3 3.5 7 4 1.5 5 3.5 2 0 6 34.8
116 University of Evansville 2.3 2 5.5 5.5 0.5 2.5 5.5 1 1 8 33.8
117 Southwestern Oklahoma University 3.5 6 3.5 4 1 2 4 0 2 6.5 32.5
118 University of Nevada-Reno 3.8 1 3 5 2 5 1.5 6 0 3.5 30.8

Research by Wendy Becktold


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