The Evergreen State College

Olympia, WA, USA
3.41 Average Rating

With campus along the shores of Puget Sound, The Evergreen State College is a public liberal arts institution in Washington’s state capital of Olympia. Evergreen offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees without formal majors and students, also known as “Greeners,” create personalized degree programs from over 60 fields of study, also offering its students access to high-grade equipment such as nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopes, studio cameras, and 3D printers. In addition, Evergreen does not issue letter grades and its professors instead write narrative evaluations of students’ work. For a break from academia, the Evergreen campus features hiking trails, an organic farm, and a beach.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
97%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
No

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision February 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
60%
Out-Of-State Students
20%
31%
Submitting ACT
73%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 23
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1067
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
4,089
Total Number of Undergrads
3,787
Academic Calendar

Quarter

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
36%
20-39 Students
44%
40-99 Students
19%
0
100
46%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
56%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
21:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$12,633
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$6,534
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$23,007
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$9,360
Books and Supplies
$750

Aid & Grants

0
100
57%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
81%
Average Aid Per Year
$7,487
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
81%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,277
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$7,487

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
48%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,671
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$13,168
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$182
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
41%
59%
Student Organizations
73
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
22%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Geoducks
School Colors
White/Forest Green
Varsity Athletics Association
NAIA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Employed
6 mos. after graduation
84%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$37,000
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What Students Are Saying

3.41 Average Rating
People are nice here. It rains a lot. School is as easy or as challenging as you want it to be.
matthew
Evergreen pushes students beyond just learning to know and into learning to understand and apply their knowledge. Because it is a state college, Evergreen State is a great value for your money. If location is what you're looking for, Evergreen's campus is located in beautiful Western Washington and has often been mistaken for a national forest.
Suzanne from Burlington, WA
Evergreen is a. environmentally friendly school. Evergreen accepts everyone for who they are, it is a school that you don't have to pretend to be someone your not. Evergreen is a liberal arts school that prides it's self on diversity and equality.
Andrea from Lacey, WA
You can't summarize this college in just three sentences. This school is unlike any traditional style college; to quote it's website: its new and different, dynamic and relevant. The best things about this school; there are no grades, all classes are interdisciplinary, its student-centered, and the sense of unity and collaboration is unmistakable.
Marcella from Graham, WA
Evergreen is a unique educational experience. Each student is responsible for their own education in a meaningful way; you can't get by just taking notes and passing tests here. Come here if you want your perspective on life challenged and ultimately changed.
Ursula from Olympia, WA
I love attending The Evergreen State College because of the top quality education, student-supportive learning environment, and tailoring of educational experience based on my individual needs. Professors get to know you and celebrate your growth each quarter with an in-depth evaluation. The campus is also environmentally friendly, green and beautiful!
Olygirl
It is a fantastic liberal arts college. It has great options for self motivated individuals. It is a great place for finding out what you want to do in life.
David from Olympia, WA

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