North­eastern Uni­ver­sity has received high marks for its com­mit­ment to sus­tain­ability and out­standing career ser­vices in The Princeton Review’s latest annual rank­ings of the 377 Best Colleges.

The rank­ings, based on sur­veys of more than 122,000 stu­dents, rated North­eastern No. 1 for “Best Career Ser­vices.” Maria Stein, the university’s director of career ser­vices, noted that North­eastern has ranked in the top four in the cat­e­gory each of the last five years — including three years in the top spot.

The career ser­vices office, she explained, pro­vides stu­dents with the guid­ance and resources to build their careers while they are at North­eastern, in part by proac­tively engaging with employers to par­tic­i­pate in work­shops, sem­i­nars and career fairs throughout the year. These efforts dove­tail with the university’s sig­na­ture co-​​op pro­gram, in which stu­dents work for up to six months in full-​​time industry posi­tions in their areas of interest. North­eastern stu­dents cur­rently have the chance to par­tic­i­pate in co-​​op and other experiential-​​learning oppor­tu­ni­ties in 91 coun­tries across the world.

North­eastern was also named to The Princeton Review’s “Green Honor Roll,” as one of 21 insti­tu­tions to earn the highest pos­sible “Green Rating” score of 99.

The Princeton Review sur­veyed hun­dreds of higher-​​education insti­tu­tions about their envi­ron­mental friend­li­ness, including ques­tions on energy use, recy­cling, food, build­ings and trans­porta­tion, as well as aca­d­emic offer­ings and action plans for reducing green­house gas emis­sions. In earning a spot on the “Green Honor Roll,” North­eastern was cred­ited with having reduced emis­sions by 33 per­cent since 2005 and saved nearly 11 mil­lion kilowatt-​​hours of elec­tricity over the past five years.

The publication’s “Green Rating” for North­eastern also took a variety of other accom­plish­ments into account. Inter­na­tional Vil­lage, for example, was the first uni­ver­sity dining facility in the country to earn LEED Gold cer­ti­fi­ca­tion and become Green Restau­rant® 3-​​star cer­ti­fied. North­eastern also par­tic­i­pates in “Hubway,” Boston’s bike-​​sharing pro­gram, and “Com­post Here,” an aggres­sive food com­posting pro­gram that results in nearly 700 tons annu­ally of com­posted dining-​​hall ser­vice and catered food waste.

Sus­tain­ability is one of Northeastern’s core research themes and is inte­grated in more than 100 aca­d­emic courses and experiential-​​learning programs.