Sustainability at NYU is a team effort.

We have been recognized nationally and internationally for our efforts to advance sustainability and we regularly showcase and honor those in our community that make these achievements possible.


NYU has a Gold rating through the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS)

Annual Sustainability Recognition

The Office of Sustainability honors individuals and teams of employees across NYU who go above and beyond in supporting sustainability

Rankings and Awards


The Princeton Review's 2022 Top 50 Green Colleges
NYU moves up to #29.


Bicycle Friendly University and Business
NYU is ranked Silver  

Sustainable Purchasing and Leadership Council
NYU received an Outstanding Case Study Award for the IT Sustainability Initiative.

THE Impact Award
NYU ranked #38 globally and #4 in the US on Responsible Consumption and Production through the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, which assess universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Princeton Review's 2021 Top 50 Green Colleges
NYU ranked #43 amongst schools that have strong sustainability practices, academic opportunities, and a healthy quality of life for students.