Minin University placed 232nd in the overall rankings. In the urban universities division, Minin took 102nd place out of 313 universities and in the European universities competition, it ranked 94th out of 216 universities.

The UI GreenMetric World University Rankings assesses the efforts of each participating university to develop a green infrastructure. The initiative is organized and overseen by the University of Indonesia in Djakarta. In 2017, 619 universities from 76 countries were judged based on six criteria: 1) infrastructure, 2) energy usage and greenhouse gas emission, 3) garbage collection, 4) water conservation, 5) transportation, and 6) implementation of climate change education at the university. Among the 30 Russian universities that competed, Minin University took 7th place ahead of four state capital universities. The organizers ranked Minin University high in several of the criteria categories; they sent a personal invitation to university President Alexander Fedorov to present at an international seminar in Semarang, Indonesia in April 2018. The results of the rankings can be found here.

Minin University is a member of the Association of Green Universities of Russia. The university has a student organization called “Green Minin,” which held more than 20 eco-events in 2017 for students and staff. Students have successfully implemented environmental practices for resource conservation and have developed a program for separating trash. Last year, the university collected 1,620 kilograms of recyclables as a part of the Russian initiative “Recycle with Us – 1” and “Recycle with Us – 2” – both of which are programs of the “Green Universities of Russia.”