NU entranceNiagara University is among the best and most environmentally friendly colleges in the entire Northeast, according to The Princeton Review.

NU is one of 226 institutions The Princeton Review recommends in its “Best in the Northeast” section of its website feature, “2015 Best Colleges: Region by Region,” which posted Aug. 11 on

Niagara and SUNY Buffalo are the only colleges from Western New York to appear on the “Best in the Northeast” list.

Niagara is also the only institution from the area to be included in The Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges, which profiles 330 institutions of higher education in the United States and two in Canada that demonstrate a strong commitment to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities, and career preparation.

“It is imperative that Niagara University advances its reputation as a prominent regional institution of higher learning, a feat that can only be accomplished through the extraordinary talents and hard work of our students, faculty and staff,” said the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., NU president. “As we continue to forge an identity as a global academic community that is sustainable in its planning, this type of recognition further attests to the high quality of education that students are receiving at Niagara University.”