The UW reports its sustainability efforts to several grading/ranking institutions to see how we are doing compared to other schools. With the information reported, STARS helps us measure and report our sustainability performance, the Princeton Review produces a National College Guide, the Sierra Club creates a list of Cool Schools for their magazine, and the Sustainable Endowments Institute produces a College Sustainability Report Card. The tables below show our ratings over the last seven years. Learn more about UW Sustainability Awards & RecognitionGOAL: achieve the highest rankings possible.

Reporting Year STARS Rating Princeton Honor Roll Sierra Cool Schools
2015-2016 Gold 77.47 99 10th
2014-2015 Gold 70.23 99 35th
2013-2014 Gold 70.23 99 12th
2012-2013 Gold 70.23 99 4th
2011-2012   99 1st
2010-2011   96 4th
2009-2010   99 2nd
2008-2009   99 9th

Go to the next pages to compare the rankings to our peer institutions in the PAC-12, Global Challenge, and the Office of Financial Management groups.

PAC-12 Peer Comparison

2015 Reporting Institution STARS Rating 2015 Princeton Honor Roll Sierra Cool Schools SEI Report Card *2011
University of Washington Gold 77.47 99 10th A-
Arizona State University - Tempe Gold 95 11th A-
Stanford University Gold 99 21st A-
University of California - Berkeley   99 13th B+
Oregon State University Gold 96 42nd B+
University of Oregon   92 - B+
University of Colorado - Boulder Gold 96 52nd B+
University of Utah   94 - B+
University of California - Los Angeles   93 - B
University of Arizona   93 35th B
University of Southern California   88 - B-
Washington State University   95 112th C

Global Challenge Peer Comparison

2015 Reporting Institution STARS Rating 2015 Princeton Honor Roll Sierra Cool Schools SEI Report Card *2011
University of Washington Gold 77.47 99 10th A-
University of Maryland - College Park Gold 99 27th A-
University of California - San Diego Gold 96 7th A-
University of California - Davis Gold 98 2nd A-
University of California - Irvine Gold 99 1st n/a
University of Connecticut - Storrs   98 8th B+
University of Colorado - Boulder Gold 96 52nd B+
University of Maryland - Baltimore   83 - n/a
University of Virginia Gold 97 - B
University of California - Los Angeles   96 43rd B
Rutgers University - New Brunswick   - - B
University of Massachusetts - Amherst Gold 98 89th B-
University of Massachusetts - Worcester   - - n/a
University of Colorado - Denver   69 - n/a

Office of Financial Management (OFM) Peer Comparison

2015 Reporting Institution STARS Rating 2015 Princeton Honor Roll Sierra Cool Schools SEI Report Card *2011
University of Washington Gold 77.47 99 10th A-
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill Gold 95 17th A-
University of California - Berkeley   99 13th B+
University of Oregon   92 - B+
University of Illinois - Urbana/Champaign Gold 96 40th B
University of California - Los Angeles   96 43rd B
University of Michigan Gold 97 - B
University of Arizona   93 35th B
University of Iowa Gold 98 - C
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