Posted August 2, 2011 Atlanta, GA
Georgia Tech Media Relations
Institute Scores No. 1 Athletic Facilities and Green Honor Roll
The Princeton Review ranked the Georgia Institute of Technology’s athletic facilities tops in the nation, according to their annual Best Colleges survey. Georgia Tech edged out the University of Maryland, the United States Military Academy, Wabash College and Ohio State University for the No. 1 distinction.
For the fourth consecutive year, Georgia Tech was also one of 16 schools included on the Princeton Review’s Green Rating Honor Roll, a measure of how environmentally friendly institutions are on a scale of 60 to 99. The Institute, the only Georgia college included on the list, received the highest possible score (99).
The annual college rankings are based on a survey of 122,000 students at 376 top colleges. The 80-question survey asked students about their experiences on topics from career services to housing.
The fourth annual Green Rating was based primarily on institutional data collected during 2010-2011. For example, Georgia Tech has approximately 100 classes that include significant sustainability components and maintains numerous Institutional environmental sustainability programs ranging from recycling to green cleaning practices.
Sustainability is also a key component of the Institute’s Campus Master Plan and Landscape Master Plan. In February, the Arbor Day Foundation recognized Georgia Tech as a 2011 Tree Campus USA school for the third consecutive year for its dedication to campus forestry management and environmental stewardship.
The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the world's premier research universities. Ranked seventh among U.S. News & World Report's top public universities and the eighth best engineering and information technology university in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities, Georgia Tech’s more than 20,000 students are enrolled in its Colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Management and Sciences. Tech is among the nation's top producers of women and minority engineers. The Institute offers research opportunities to both undergraduate and graduate students and is home to more than 100 interdisciplinary units plus the Georgia Tech Research Institute.