Four Years in a Row: AUC Only College Outside North America in Princeton Review's Green Colleges Guide

December 3, 2018, Cairo – For the fourth year in a row, The American University in Cairo (AUC) is the only higher education outside North America to earn a coveted spot on the Princeton Review’s 2018 Guide to Green Colleges. “This recognition demonstrates our role as a global and regional model in terms of sustainability,” explained Yasmin Mansour, AUC’s sustainability officer. 

AUC is one of the 399 most environmentally responsible colleges, according to The Princeton Review. Schools were chosen for this ninth annual edition of the Green Colleges Guide based on data from a 2017-2018 survey, which reviewed hundreds of four-year colleges, analyzing the schools' commitments to the environment and sustainability. AUC’s Green Rating score was 87 out of 99, and only schools with a score of 80 or above made it into the guide. 

“We strongly recommend AUC and the other fine colleges in this guide to the many environmentally-minded students who seek to study and live at green colleges,” said The Princeton Review’s Editor-in-Chief Robert Franek.

"AUC’s Office of Sustainability thanks the faculty, staff, and students for their contributions to our environmentally and sustainability-minded campus," said Mansour. "We hope to continue implementing policies and programs that reinforce our commitment to maintaining an environmentally-friendly institution."

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Founded in 1919, The American University in Cairo (AUC) is a leading English-language, American-accredited institution of higher education and center of the intellectual, social, and cultural life of the Arab world. It is a vital bridge between East and West, linking Egypt and the region to the world through scholarly research, partnerships with academic and research institutions and study abroad programs. 

The University offers 40 undergraduate, 52 master’s and two PhD programs rooted in a liberal arts education that encourages students to think critically and find creative solutions to conflicts and challenges facing both the region and the world. 

An independent, nonprofit, politically non-partisan, non-sectarian and equal opportunity institution, AUC is fully accredited in Egypt and the United States.