Saint Mary’s Named “Cool School” in Sierra Magazine

Saint Mary’s College was named a “Cool School” by Sierra magazine. Sierra is the "storytelling arm" of the Sierra Club, and for 14 years has ranked North America’s greenest colleges and universities. A record 312 institutions were ranked in this year’s Cool Schools list. Participation is open to all four-year, degree-granting undergraduate colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, along with two-year community colleges. 

Using a customized scoring system, Sierra’s researchers rank colleges and universities based on academic criteria, student engagement with environmental activism, operations such as renewable energy generation and waste management, and schools’ planning and administrative standards.