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Lang Lands on Princeton Reviews ‘Best College’ List

Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts is “unconventional,” a place where “you have the freedom to pursue your artistic or intellectual direction with absolute freedom.”

That’s how one Lang philosophy major put it in an interview with Princeton Review, which listed Lang as one of the best “Best Northeastern Colleges” and one of the best “Green Colleges” in its 2016 College Rankings.

The ranking of colleges is based on reviews from 136,000 students at 380 top colleges. Students were asked to rate their schools on dozens of topics and report on their campus experiences.

Another student at Lang who was interviewed for 2016 College Rankings described it as a highly urban school with a “rich intellectual tradition” and “interdisciplinary curriculum.”

The ranking is a birthday present of sorts for Lang, which celebrated its 30th anniversary this year. Founded in 1972 as the Freshman Year Program, a pre-college academy for high school graduates, Lang has since evolved into a full undergraduate institution with a full slate of a majors and degree programs. Lang prides itself on its student-directed curriculum, small class sizes and commitment to social engagement.

Lang’s inclusion in Green Colleges comes on the heels of The New School’s announcement of a bold new Climate Action Plan. Launched this year, the plan includes a pledge to divest from fossil fuels as well as a framework for incorporating sustainability into the university’s mission and curriculum. The plan, which bolsters The New School’s already robust commitment to sustainability, draws upon the university’s expertise in design, social research, and social justice.

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