Evergreen State College

664 reviews
  1. Olympia, WA
  2. 4 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  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
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B-
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

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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
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
41%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.44 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.44 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 34 responses
Report
  • Eccentric (like weird and passionate)
    56%
  • Diverse and concious student body values education
    24%
  • Not especially self aware
    6%
  • Passionate.
    6%
  • Groovy
    3%
  • Hypocritical, unrealistic, secluded,gullible
    3%
  • White person with dreadlocks
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
90%
of students say they don't have Greek life.42 responses
Poll
52%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.61 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • Interdisciplinary
    45%
  • Freedom to choose.
    27%
  • Dig deep; Let it all hang out
    12%
  • Hippies spouting buzzwords
    9%
  • Terrible
    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%
72%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.36 responses

Reviews

664 reviews
  • Excellent
    93
  • Very Good
    224
  • Average
    249
  • Poor
    46
  • Terrible
    52
Evergreen is known for its green facilities and strides towards environmental-friendly buildings/initiatives. We recycle all around campus, and the newly remodeled Sem-II building has remarkable air flow. We may be stereotyped for being a bunch of "hippie Greeners", but there is quite a variety of social diversity found on the campus. For the most part, the entire campus is accepting and acknowledging of differences between each individual, and we embrace these differences as a vital part of each of us. Academically, we are incredibly unique. Our classes are called "programs", and a student usually only partakes in one program per quarter, for 16 credits, about 17 hours a week. Each program is (typically) co-taught and utilizes interdisciplinary education. My first quarter here I was taking a course taught by a Ph.D. psychologist and established writer, exploring our selves and our stories throughout literature, writing, and the social sciences. Let's just say... if you are an independently driven learner with a passion for learning new things, you'll fit in well at Evergreen!
  • College Freshman
  • Feb 20 2013
Due to the fact I live off-campus, I unfortunately don't spend as much time on campus as I wish I could. From what I've experienced and seen, the Recreation Center is very nice, complete with a sauna, pool, workout equipment, and our sports areas (track, basketball court, gym, rock climbing wall). We even have a challenge course in the woods! Our library has a newly installed, beautiful stained glass mural, and makes for a quiet study and social space. Evergreen clubs come in all different kinds and studies, and my personal involvement as a member of the Evergreen Psychology Society has been nothing but positive. Clubs give students the chance to teach and learn together about their favorite areas of study/hobby.
  • College Freshman
  • Feb 20 2013
When coming to Olympia, WA know two things--it rains everyday so you MUST like the rain and that it is a very small town with not a whole lot to do. If you like the outdoors this is a great place for you. Downtown is a little sleazy at night with a lot of homelessness and bums. There are a few bars, but those are not very well kept up. There is a Westfield Mall in the center of town, and other shopping style places. Good asian food and other more upscale restaurants. Skiing/snowboarding is relatively close, about 3 hours away. Most people who rent out homes don't like college students because Evergreen gets a bad reputation for smelly, obnoxious hippies...however that is not all of us!
  • College Senior
  • Feb 19 2014