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
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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
97%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
920-1180
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No
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Cost

Net Price
$13,367/ 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
    $9,997/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,452/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,077/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,501/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,789/ 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
38%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 36 responses
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  • 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
56%
National
49%
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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Evergreen allows individuals to have the freedom to design their own education and build independence. My only judgement I wish it provided more programs and classes. However, It’s interdisciplinary learning system allows students to learn in depth. But you have to work for it. Instructors and faculty work hard to help you achieve your goals. People here are passionate, diverse, and yes, eccentric. One sterotype about this college is that it’s just a punch dumb hippies and stoners. Yes there are the occasional drum circles in the hallways and the friendly neighborhood stoner named Kyle or Elijah or Shaggy but otherwise there are a lot less than I had expected. If you’re the kind of person who likes to challenge yourself and broaden your knowledge then Evergreen is the place for you. Especially if your interested in topics such as environmental science, visual arts, and social justice. I had my doubts at first about this college but I was pleasantly surprised and you will be too.
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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.
The staff and teachers make an effort to connect with students like I've never experienced anywhere else. The education style is alternative, hands-on, and experience/discussion based. Perfect for students with different educational backgrounds and needs. Freedom to intersect interests and majors with the opportunity for independent study boundlessly expands the educational experience. Not to mention the campus is beyond stunning with over 700 acres of undeveloped land, including beaches and forests.