C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    C
  12. Safety
    C
Evergreen State College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Cascade Collegiate Conference
Address
2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW
Olympia, WA 98505

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
98%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
940-1190
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Evergreen State College

Cost

Net Price
$13,496/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,074/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,432/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,944/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,697/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,852/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
22:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.46 responses
43%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.46 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.46 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,585Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
32%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 36 responses
Report
  • Eccentric (like weird and passionate)
    53%
  • Diverse and concious student body values education
    25%
  • Passionate.
    8%
  • Not especially self aware
    6%
  • Groovy
    3%
  • Hypocritical, unrealistic, secluded,gullible
    3%
  • White person with dreadlocks
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
89%
of students say they don't have Greek life.44 responses
Poll
52%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.63 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 35 responses
Report
  • Interdisciplinary
    43%
  • Freedom to choose.
    31%
  • Dig deep; Let it all hang out
    11%
  • Hippies spouting buzzwords
    9%
  • Terrible
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$31,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
54%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
81%
National
83%
72%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.36 responses
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The Evergreen State College boasts an all-inclusive environment, difference in academics, and a community-based way of learning. As a trans, disabled, queer socialist student, I can assuredly say that this school is hypocritical in this arena. It's difficult to be anything other than a cisgender, hetersexual, white, liberal at this college. While there is a notable difference in academics, it's not exactly notably good or bad. Since you take one course (usually) per quarter, they expect your life to revolve around academics. Professors here are not as understanding as you'd like them to be. This all being said, it is (unfortunately) the most understanding and progressive 4-year in the Pacific Northwest. I am enjoying my time aside from the obvious blunders I've outlined here. And, of course, I have white privilege and cannot speak on the non-white experience at Evergreen.
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Evergreen is a non-traditional school that provides students application-based degrees. It's uniqueness allows students to flourish rather than worrying about traditional college ideals. Also, it's set in a forest and is one of the most eco-friendly universities in the region!
Evergreen is a stellar place for niche passions and all-inclusive world views. My experience thus far has been limited to a single quarter, in a 16-credit course I chose in a supermarket parking lot en route to the college via weeks-long road trip. My interest in the multidisciplinary subject matter was tempered by what felt like hastily-constructed lesson plans, where basics were often painfully emphasized and information of real substance was glossed over for students to internalize during their non-class time. It ranged from frustrating to insightful, with its saving graces being the true passion and heart of the professors, along with the unique blend of thoughts that each student was invited to included and nurture along the course of the assignments.

To learn in a place where individuality is encouraged rather than being crushed is incredibly valuable, and that freedom of expression made the output much more honest and valuable. However, those who flourish under structured, confidently guided assignments may find themselves hopelessly adrift.