Evergreen State College

663 reviews
  1. Olympia, WA
  2. 4 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    C-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    C-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B
  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

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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
99%
SAT Range
880-1200
ACT Range
19-26
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$13,630/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,951/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,285/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,367/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,271/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,855/ year

Academics

Professors
C-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
22:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
69%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.29 responses
41%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.29 responses
72%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.29 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,555Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
33%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Eccentric (like weird and passionate)
    70%
  • Diverse and concious student body values education
    20%
  • Not especially self aware
    5%
  • Passionate.
    5%
  • Groovy
    0%
  • Hypocritical, unrealistic, secluded,gullible
    0%
  • White person with dreadlocks
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
93%
of students say they don't have Greek life.29 responses
Poll
53%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.45 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Interdisciplinary
    44%
  • Dig deep; Let it all hang out
    19%
  • Freedom to choose.
    19%
  • Terrible
    13%
  • Hippies spouting buzzwords
    6%

After Evergreen State College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$31,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
56%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
81%
National
83%
76%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.17 responses

Reviews

663 reviews
  • Excellent
    92
  • Very Good
    224
  • Average
    249
  • Poor
    46
  • Terrible
    52
This college is the best place to learn, explore and make friends. I can't say enough nice things about it!
  • College Sophomore
  • 18 days ago
From my time being a student at the Evergreen State College, I have had the privilege to get to know each faculty. They are very passionate, and humble about their teaching methods. Each student is taught at an individual level so that it will not be awkward if a student feels left behind. They are patient, and address each student's needs after class is over, which makes learning even more enjoyable. I enjoy coming to class all the time, taking in each new discovery as a sponge takes in water. Yes there are times that subjects that are still hard to address in our society at large can get under students skins, but in our school that talks constantly about social justice, they make sure we as students are safe to express our thoughts, but also make sure that we respect the opinion of others who think differently than we do. I appreciate that. I was told this school was just for hippies and weed heads, but that is not true. People of all diversity and religion attend here, and I know for a fact I don't think I would venture to another college after this. I am thoroughly pleased with the efforts of all faculty to educate us on social justice. If we want to fight for change, it is best to start in a classroom.
  • College Junior
  • 20 days ago
I love Evergreen for the most part. My learning is engaging and I feel like I have far more control over my education in comparison to my friends at other schools. Our student body feels very strongly about social issues, which is important to me. I could definitely do without the borderline cultiness of some of the hippies I've encountered. "You are a spec of dust in the Universe." "I'm so thankful for the sun rising and shining on me each day." I'm not kidding. Actual quotes. Be prepared for that.
  • College Senior
  • 1 month ago