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The Evergreen State College

Olympia, Washington

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The Evergreen State College overview
Location Olympia, Washington
Online evergreen.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Midsize Suburban
The Evergreen State College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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The Evergreen State College, established in 1967, is a public liberal arts and sciences institution located in Olympia, Washington, about 60 miles southwest of Seattle. Noted for its distinctive interdisciplinary curriculum and narrative evaluation system in place of traditional grades, Evergreen emphasizes collaborative, team-taught programs and experiential learning. The campus is situated on 1,000 wooded acres, fostering a close connection with nature and offering a serene study environment. Evergreen provides on-campus housing options, including apartments and dormitories, to accommodate its student body. The academic profile of the institution is characterized by a broad selection of environmental studies, public affairs, and visual and performing arts programs, with a moderately selective application process. The school does not feature prominently for its athletics but offers recreational sports and activities for student engagement.

In the most recent statistical year 1,623 prospective students applied, and 1,207 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 274 enrolled in the school.  1,864 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 241 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $7,596 plus fees of $1,154. Evergreen is ranked 513 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Evergreen is rated within the top 46% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

The Evergreen State College overview
SAT 980/1220
ACT 22/29
GPA 3.12

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $50

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Annual Cost to Attend

Washington Resident Tuition

In State Costs for The Evergreen State College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$900
Other Fees$1,154
Room and Board $13,806
Budget for Other Expenses$3,565
Total One Year Cost$27,021

Out of State Resident Tuition

Out of State Costs for The Evergreen State College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$900
Other Fees$1,154
Room and Board $13,806
Budget for Other Expenses$3,565
Total One Year Cost$48,330

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$37,000 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

54% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by The Evergreen State College students
Subject Percent of Class
Liberal Arts and Humanities 83%
General Studies 17%

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