Schools using Green

For obvious reasons, green has a strong connection with nature. Human ancestors that lived in the forest were surrounded by green almost all the time. Koko the gorilla, famed for being the first gorilla to learn human sign language, also enjoys painting - she primarily chooses green for her artwork. Like blue, green is a cool color, associated with feelings like tranquility and health. Many practitioners of alternative medicine believe that green can relieve stress and aid in healing. A dark forest green is often associated with conservative values, as well as masculinity and wealth. Light green is often used by hospitals because this shade of green has been found to have a calming effect on patients. Green is also associated with envy and money, and some cultures consider it to be the color of good luck.

426 Schools using Green

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Green

School Site Evaluation (green)

Of the 16,382 colors used for evaluation, green is the sixth most common color schools use on their websites. Approximately 426 schools around the US use green on their websites. Of these schools, 114 use green as the primary color on their websites, while 105 use green as a secondary color.

Visual Preferences

Font

Nearly 34.2% of schools that use green as the primary color on their websites use the Arial font style, including Indiana University - Bloomington, Virginia Commonwealth University and Iowa State University. The other font styles that are used by schools that use green as the primary color include Verdana (33.3%) and Helvetica (6.1%).


Social Presence

Exactly 89 schools that use green as a primary color on their websites have Facebook pages. These schools have an average of 7,688 "likes", and update their Facebook status, on average, 4 times a week. Of these schools, the following have the greatest number of Facebook "likes":

  1. University of California - Los Angeles: 158,101 likes
  2. University of Miami: 147,557 likes
  3. Indiana University - Bloomington: 120,923 likes

And 65 schools that use green as the primary color on their websites have Twitter accounts. These schools have an average Twitter following of 1,513 followers, and tweet updates, on average, 7 times a week. Of these schools, the following have the greatest number of Twitter followers:

  1. Indiana University - Bloomington: 27,945 followers
  2. University of Miami: 15,911 followers
  3. University of California - Los Angeles: 10,327 followers

Web Metrics

The average Google Page Rank for schools that use green as the primary color on their websites is 5. The average Google Page Rank for schools that use green as a secondary color on their websites is 5. Interestingly enough, the average Google Page Rank for schools that do not use green on their websites is 5.

The schools with the highest Google Page Rank, that also use green on their websites are:

  1. Cornell University: 8 Google Page Rank
  2. University of California - Los Angeles: 8 Google Page Rank
  3. Iowa State University: 8 Google Page Rank
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