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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    C
Evergreen is a public college located in Washington. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,330 undergraduate students. The Evergreen acceptance rate is 96%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities and Natural Sciences. Graduating 57% of students, Evergreen alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $24,300.
About Evergreen State College...
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Cascade Collegiate Conference
Address
2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW
Olympia, WA 98505
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Evergreen State College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
96%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
960-1190
ACT Range
19-27
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$12,407/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,633/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,645/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,057/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,184/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,306/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
21:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.46 responses
44%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.50 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.50 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,330Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
34%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 40 responses
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  • Eccentric (like weird and passionate)
    53%
  • Diverse and concious student body values education
    23%
  • Passionate.
    8%
  • Not especially self aware
    5%
  • "Social Justice Warriors" AKA Racist Woke-Hippies
    5%
  • Groovy
    3%
  • Hypocritical, unrealistic, secluded,gullible
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
90%
of students say they don't have Greek life.48 responses
Poll
54%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.67 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 39 responses
Report
  • Interdisciplinary
    41%
  • Freedom to choose.
    28%
  • Hippies spouting buzzwords
    13%
  • Dig deep; Let it all hang out
    10%
  • Terrible
    5%
  • Racist
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
57%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
82%
National
83%
72%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.36 responses
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Evergreen is also a school with more ambition than it can afford. While it welcomes intelligent and radical-minded students, provides space for progressive discussion and growth, and preaches a collaborative learning environment, the institution is fundamentally still a state school. It simply cannot whole-heartedly practice what it preaches. Evergreen is also NOT the university for students still in the process of "trying out" college. The buy-in for the school's academics is high: students do not have to fight to maintain a high GPA because they are not graded.Students that need consistent structure and thrive on accountability through grades will fall apart at Evergreen. It is NOT the school for students accustomed to traditional academic structure. If you can fight through the new environment and new structure, manage your expectations for radicalism, and commit to be accountable for your own academic performance and pathway, then you will love Evergreen.
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Generally friendly students and faculty, with learning tools and exploring new interests and skills being easy access and highly encouraged. Class set up as 16 credit programs where you can study 4 subjects brought together with an over arching theme, combined with the fact you're with the same group of 40-50 students create a interesting and personable experience with learning. However, classes are not set up to help students build advance skills nor prepare them for real world careers, politically ideologies lean center left to extreme left, which makes it troublesome when having in class debates, and the administration and staff don't exactly seem to care for the success of the students.
My overall experience with The Evergreen State College is positive, mostly as a result of meeting my significant other of 9 years. I transferred to Evergreen in 2009 after attending community college for 2 years. I entered Evergreen undecided on which area of focus I wanted to pursue, and I concluded my undergraduate degree this way too. What I learned from my undergrad years is that what you get out of going to school has much more to do with you than it does with school. I entered Evergreen with a great deal of expectation surrounding what college was supposed to do for me. After spending 2 years of my life among Evergreeners, and all the connotations that come with that, I realized that it's me who's got to have my back and make something of my investment of time. Drink the kombucha, dance to the beat of your own drum, your choices are yours to live with. It is my sincere hope that the events surrounding Evergreen's 2017 day of absence will be a teachable moment for us all.