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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 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 $24,900.
2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW
Olympia, WA 98505
About The Evergreen State College...
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Cascade Collegiate Conference

The 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

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.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$6,798/ 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
45%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.51 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.51 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,330Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
280
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 41 responses
Report
  • Eccentric (like weird and passionate)
    54%
  • Diverse and concious student body values education
    22%
  • 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.49 responses
Poll
54%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.68 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 40 responses
Report
  • Interdisciplinary
    43%
  • 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
$33,200/ 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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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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I love this school and the professors I've worked with. Evergreen is an interdisciplinary school that prepares you for a more real-world experience: you don't do philosphy for an hour then go to a psychology class, you do it altogether and really grasp why these subjexts intermingle. The campus is beautiful and there are many friendly students to talk to. If the cafeteria were better and housing a bit more affordable, it'd have been an EASY 5 stars!
I attended Evergreen from 1977 to 1981. I didn't graduate because the classes were so lame it was absurd. The faculty consisted of the most eccentric, self-important "non-conformists" and pompous, delusional ignoramuses I've ever met before or since. Completely insulated from the real world, a waste of time and money. On the positive side, the students were friendly, and dating was fun, the young women of that time were very interested in romance and sex. Probably not now. Lot's of marijuana use and a complete lack of discipline or purpose. A significant number of mentally ill students who were probably sent there by their parents because of Evergreen's reputation as an "easy" school that is not too hard on losers.