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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
    C+
  12. Safety
    C+
Evergreen is a public college located in Washington. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,781 undergraduate students. The Evergreen acceptance rate is 95%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities and Natural Sciences. Graduating 50% of students, Evergreen alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $24,900.
2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW
Olympia, WA 98505
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Cascade Collegiate Conference

The Evergreen State College Rankings

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Evergreen Admissions

Acceptance Rate
95%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
960-1210
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$14,909/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$9,272/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
90%

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
46%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.52 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.52 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,781Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
237
Undergrads Over 25
36%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 42 responses
  • Eccentric (like weird and passionate)
    55%
  • Diverse and concious student body values education
    21%
  • Passionate.
    7%
  • Not especially self aware
    5%
  • "Social Justice Warriors" AKA Racist Woke-Hippies
    5%
  • Groovy
    2%
  • Hypocritical, unrealistic, secluded,gullible
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
90%
of students say they don't have Greek life.50 responses
Poll
55%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.69 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 41 responses
  • Interdisciplinary
    41%
  • Freedom to choose.
    27%
  • Hippies spouting buzzwords
    12%
  • Dig deep; Let it all hang out
    10%
  • Terrible
    5%
  • Racist
    2%
  • Underrated
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
50%
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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The community at Evergreen is wonderful! I've found it’s an amazing environment for LGBTQ+ folks, and have never felt more comfortable being 100% out and proud.

I tend to disagree with the way that Administration does certain things, especially advertising. Evergreen has a unique way of doing things that's not for everyone. When it works for you it REALLY works. Evergreen’s very student-driven. The flexibility means that for self directed/driven folks it can be VERY enjoyable and personally fulfilling!

Academically speaking, other than the larger 16 credit interdisciplinary programs there are a lot of unique options! These include Evening and Weekend classes, Independent Learning Contracts, Student Originated Studies, Study Abroad programs, and earning credits for Internships! Evergreen is a medley of options and opportunities, and while it can come across as chaotic and a bit confusing, once you get into the groove of it you can really, REALLY go places.
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Evergreen is an amazing school for the natural sciences, but don't expect to get much real experience out of the the humanities side. I started as a humanities/writing student and switched to the natural sciences after so many disappointing classes and underwhelming professors.

Arts/philosophy/psychology/humanities studies are loosely structured and fluffy, and sometimes a quarter is literally just going on a road trip. The sciences are amazing though, and Evergreen has so many incredible resources like labs and a huge forest living laboratory. The science professors engage students and keep things grounded in reality, and always try to engage students in undergraduate research and planning for their career after evergreen. 5/5 in this field, don't underestimate the sciences here!
Evergreen is a wonderful university. By allowing students flexibility in their coursework you can really craft any type of experience you are seeking. I found my Evergreen degree opened many doors for me. I went on to do my Masters and am now pursuing a JD. I also worked my way up to hold Director-level positions in multiple non-profits as well as created and sold successful businesses. Evergreen gave me the foundation- if you are self driven, it's a great choice!