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School Name and Address

Contact for more information

The Evergreen State College
2700 Evergreen Parkway NW
Olympia, WA 98505
Main telephone 360.867.6000
Website https://www.evergreen.edu/ (external link)
Virtual campus tour https://www.evergreen.edu/admissions/visit (external link)
Request more information https://evergreenstatecollege.radiusbycampusmgmt.com/ssc/iform/C68670N68670x6700kEB00l.ssc (external link)
Other sites Tacoma Campus
1210 - 6th Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98405
Website: https://www.evergreen.edu/tacoma/ (external link)

Tribal: Native Pathways Program
Multiple locations
Website: https://www.evergreen.edu/tribal (external link)

General Information (external link)

General information

Educational system Washington State Public Baccalaureate Institution
Public or private Public
Type of school 4-year college
Date founded 1967
Degrees offered Bachelor's, Master's
School accreditation Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act eligible training provider All programs are approved
School mascot Speedy Q. Geoduck

School setting

Setting Small town-rural area (not within commuting distance of a large city)
Closest major metropolitan area Seattle
Population of city the school is in 46,100
Distance from campus to city center Six miles
Public transportation to campus Yes; Intercity Transit (no fare system) allows travel throughout Thurston County using Intercity Transit free of charge
Student parking on campus Yes; fall, winter, spring: $150 cars; $85 motorcycles
Campus size 1000 acres
County Thurston

School visits

Visitor information website https://www.evergreen.edu/tour (external link)
Contact to set up school visit See https://www.evergreen.edu/admissions/visit (external link) for more information.

Additional information

The Evergreen State College offers interdisciplinary, collaborative, and team taught programs. Most students take one program that integrates several disciplines around a central theme, rather than taking multiple classes at the same time. Programs continue for one to three quarters. Students have the option of taking full-time or half-time programs. Formal undergraduate majors are not declared and all undergraduate credit applies towards a Bachelor of Science degree, Bachelor of Arts degree, or dual Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degree.

Student Body


Number of full time, freshmen men 104
Number of full time, freshmen women 198
Total number of full time freshmen 302
Number of part time, freshmen men 3
Number of part time, freshmen women 4
Total number of part time freshmen 7
Total number of freshmen men 107
Total number of freshmen women 202
Total number of freshmen 309
Number of full time, undergraduate men 1,162
Number of full time, undergraduate women 1,619
Total number of full time undergraduates 2,781
Number of part time, undergraduate men 97
Number of part time, undergraduate women 140
Total number of part time undergraduates 237
Total number of undergraduate males 1,259
Total number of undergraduate females 1,759
Total number of undergraduate students 3,018
Total enrollment 3,018

Racial-ethnic background of undergraduate students

American Indian/Alaskan Native 3%
Asian 2%
Black 5%
Hispanic 11%
Multiracial 6%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Less than 1%
White 64%
Race/ethnicity unknown 4%
These figures reflect responses of people who chose to indicate their racial-ethnic background. All categories except Hispanic represent non-Hispanic students. International students are not included in these figures so they may not add up to 100 percent.

Out-of-state students

Percentage of students from out of state 18%
Number of states and territories represented 42

International students

Percentage of students from outside the US Less than 1%
Number of countries represented 11

Age of students

Percentage of students 25 or older 37%

Costs (external link)

Annual costs for full-time undergraduate students
(Costs are for the 2019-2020 academic year. Full-time costs are based on 16 credits, three quarters per year.)

In-state tuition $7,005
Out-of-state tuition $26,325
Fees $1,212
Books and supplies $900
Other required expenses $0-$275
Explanation of required expenses New student orientation fee $275 fall quarter; $145 winter or spring quarter
Room and board (live on campus)* $12,363
Board and transportation (live with parents) $4,740
* Room and board costs may vary by housing facility and number of meals in meal plan
Cost information website https://www.evergreen.edu/costs/ (external link)
Additional estimated costs of attendance include $1,200 for transportation and $2,190 for personal expenses.

Tuition rates vary by

Class load (number of credits taken)
Degree level (e.g., certificate, associate, bachelor's)
Fees vary by location, class, degree level, and student level. Tuition remains the same for all, except for Resident/Non-resident, Undergraduate/Graduate.

Tuition payment plans available

Installment plan (you can pay tuition in several payments over the course of the term)

Tuition waivers available to

School employees and their children
Senior citizens
Tuition waiver application website http://www.evergreen.edu/financialaid.htm (external link)
Tuition exemption for Washington State permanent employees. See
http://evergreen.edu/sites/default/files/registration/forms/statebenefit.pdf (external link) (PDF file) for more information.

Financial Aid (external link)

Contact for counseling or more information

Colby Morelli
Interim Director of Financial Aid
Financial aid office website https://www.evergreen.edu/financialaid/ (external link)
Scholarship list website https://www.evergreen.edu/scholarships/ (external link)

Applying for financial aid

Submit these forms FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Application deadline (for fall term) February 1

Financial aid awarded to undergraduates
(Financial aid data are for the 2017-2018 academic year.)

Average financial aid package awarded to freshmen $11,274
For freshmen, percentage of need* met by aid package 60%
Average amount of financial aid awarded to freshmen
Loan $3,348
Scholarship or grant $9,088
Work study $1,833
Average financial aid package awarded to undergraduates (including freshmen) $12,729
For all undergraduates, percentage of need* met by aid package 64%
Average amount of financial aid awarded to undergraduates
Loan $4,118
Scholarship or grant $10,009
Work study $2,755
* "Need" as defined for financial aid results from a formula based on a student's situation. The formula considers family and student income, family size, unusual expenses, and the school's costs.

Who received financial aid

Number of freshmen who applied for aid 264
Number of freshmen who received aid 203
Number of undergraduates who applied for aid 2174
Number of undergraduates who received aid 1847


Percentage of students who took out loans to pay for school 58%
Average student loan debt for last graduating class $19,763

Financial aid programs at this school

Federal PLUS loans (for parents)
Federal Stafford loans (subsidized)
Federal Stafford loans (unsubsidized)
Institution loans (from the school)
Private, alternative loans
Need-based scholarships and grants
Federal Pell Grants
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
Privately-sponsored scholarships and grants
School-sponsored scholarships and grants
State-sponsored scholarships and grants
See https://www.evergreen.edu/scholarships (external link) for additional Evergreen scholarship information. Scholarships for former foster youth include Passport to College Promise Scholarship (https://www.collegesuccessfoundation.org/wa/supports-and-scholarships/passport (external link)) and the Washington State Governor's Scholarship for Foster Youth (https://www.collegesuccessfoundation.org/wagovernors (external link))
Merit-based scholarships and grants
School-sponsored scholarships in academics
School-sponsored scholarships in art
School-sponsored scholarships in special achievements
School-sponsored scholarships for special characteristics
Student employment
Work study
https://www.evergreen.edu/studentemployment/workstudy (external link)
Veteran's benefits
Veteran's benefits, such as the GI Bill, are honored
See https://evergreen.edu/veterans (external link) and scholarship information at: https://evergreen.edu/scholarships/veterans (external link)
Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

Admissions (external link)

Contact for more information

Wade Arave
Director of Admissions
Admissions office website https://www.evergreen.edu/admissions/ (external link)
Electronic application website https://www.evergreen.edu/admissions/apply (external link)

Entrance difficulty

For incoming students Moderately difficult (about 85% of all applicants accepted)
Groups receiving preferential admission (first or special consideration) Eligible veterans or National Guard members

Last year's applicants

Number of male applicants 386
Number of male applicants accepted 355
Number of male applicants who enrolled 107
Number of female applicants 808
Number of female applicants accepted 782
Number of female applicants who enrolled 202
Total number of applicants 1,194
Total number of applicants accepted 1,137
Total number of applicants who enrolled 309

Education required for admission

High school education High school diploma required and GED accepted.

Application dates

Admission is available Fall, winter, and spring terms
Fall* application deadline Continuous
Notification date for fall admission applicants Continuous
Fall transfer application deadline Continuous
Notification date for fall transfer applicants Continuous
* Application dates for winter, spring, or summer term admission are likely to be different.
Applicants are strongly recommended to submit applications by the priority date of February 1st to ensure consideration.

Application requirements

Online application available https://www.evergreen.edu/admissions/apply (external link)
Application fee $50
Application fee waived For applicants with financial need
Submit these items:
Application Required for all students
High school GPA 2.0, required for all students
High school transcript or GED certificate Required for all students
Interview Recommended, but not required
Letters of recommendation Letters of recommendation are optional, recommended, but not required
Written essay or personal statement Required for some students


Required exams SAT or ACT

Factors considered by schools when evaluating applicants

High school GPA Very important
Difficulty of high school courses Very important
Standardized test scores Important
High school class rank Not considered
Recommendations Considered
Application essay Very important
Character/personal qualities Not considered
Interview Considered
Talent or ability Not considered
Extracurricular activities Considered
Level of applicant's interest Important
Religious affiliation/commitment Not considered
Work experience Considered
Related to a school graduate Not considered
First generation college student Important
Racial/ethnic group Not considered

Other admissions information

Accepted students can defer admission for a period of time
New student orientation fee $175 fall quarter; $75 winter quarter

Transfer student admissions

Admission requirements See https://www.evergreen.edu/admissions/transfer (external link)
Age limit on courses to be transferred No limit

Credits accepted for transfer students

American Council on Education (ACE) recommendations
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) general
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) subject
Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES)
Military service

Other admission routes

Advanced Placement (AP), Certificated Learning, Experiential Learning, International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO). See https://www.evergreen.edu/admissions/priorlearningassessment (external link) for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) at Evergreen.

Test scores of freshmen who enrolled at the school

SAT evidence-based reading and writing
Under 400 3%
400 - 499 25%
500 - 599 32%
600 - 699 34%
700 - 800 6%
Average SAT evidence-based reading and writing score 569
SAT math
Under 400 5%
400 - 499 32%
500 - 599 48%
600 - 699 13%
700 - 800 2%
Average SAT math score 519
ACT score
Under 12 0%
12 - 17 19%
18 - 23 45%
24 - 29 27%
30 - 36 9%
Average ACT score 22

High school performance of students who enrolled at this school

Average GPA (on 4.0 scale) 3.05
Percentage in top 50% of their high school class 60%
Percentage in top 25% 24%
Percentage in top 10% 19%

Undergraduate retention and graduation

Percentage of freshmen who returned for their sophomore year 66%
Percentage of full-time students who complete their bachelor's degree:
In four years or less 42%
Between four and five years 10%
Between five and six years 2%

Academics (external link)

Degrees offered


School catalog

School catalog website https://www.evergreen.edu/catalog (external link)
Academic index website https://evergreen.edu/studies (external link)

Faculty and instruction

Academic calendar Quarters
Number of faculty on campus 190
Student faculty ratio 21:1

Graduation requirements

Required number of credits for an associate degree N/A
Required number of credits for a bachelor's degree 180 quarter hours
All undergraduate students are required to submit an Academic Statement to graduate. See https://www.evergreen.edu/academicstatement/requirements (external link)

Attendance options

Part time
Summer school

Optional academic programs

Accelerated degree
Double major
Graduate courses open to undergraduates
Student-designed major

Off-campus study

Domestic exchange available
At these US schools or through this program Jackson School of International Studies at Univ. of Washington, Consortium for Innovative Environments in Learning (CIEL) (Bennington Coll., Fairhaven Coll. of Interdisciplinary Studies at Western Washington Univ., Johnston Ctr. for Integrative Studies at Univ. of Redlands, Marlboro College, New College at the Univ. of Alabama, New College of Florida, Prescott College, School of Individualized Study at Rochester Inst. of Technology, School of Integrative Studies at George Mason Univ., Stockton University)
Study abroad available
In these countries See https://www.evergreen.edu/studyabroad (external link) . Other formal opportunities offered through consortia; students can go to any country on independent study contracts.

Alternative credit opportunities

Advanced Placement
Challenge Level Examination Program (CLEP)
Independent study
International Baccalaureate
Prior Learning from Experience; https://www.evergreen.edu/eveningweekend/ple (external link)


Computers on campus for student use
Computer lab available to students
Computer network can be accessed from dorm rooms
Computer network can be accessed from off campus
Online registration for classes
Dorms wired for high-speed internet connections; computer helpline; discounted computer software (on-campus store); student web hosting; wireless network


Main library name Daniel J. Evans Library

Sports (external link)

Intercollegiate and intramural sports available

Intercollegiate Intramural
Sport Men Women Men Women
Archery Yes Yes
Badminton Yes Yes
Basketball Yes $ Yes $ Yes Yes
Canoeing Yes Yes
Crew Yes Yes
Fencing Yes Yes
Kayaking Yes Yes
Martial arts Club Club Yes Yes
Rock climbing Yes Yes
Sailing Yes Yes
Skiing (downhill) Yes Yes
Snow boarding Yes Yes
Soccer Yes $ Yes $ Yes Yes
Swimming Club Club
Tennis Club Club
Track and field Yes Yes
Volleyball Yes $ Yes Yes
$ indicates scholarships offered. For intercollegiate sports, the division is given when that information is available. “Yes” is used if a sport is offered, but the school has not specified the division. “Club” indicates intercollegiate competition is at the club level. For intramural sports, “Yes” indicates a sport is available.

Athletic association membership

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
Sports website URL https://gogeoducks.com/ (external link)

Student Life (external link)

Student activities

Choral groups
Drama or theater groups
Radio station
Student government
TV station
Academic clubs, bike shop, campus ministries, dance, Geoducks at Night, literary magazine, music ensembles, pep band, social clubs, student film society. See https://www.evergreen.edu/activities (external link)

Orchestra is available through a partnership with South Puget Sound Community College

Clubs and associations

Number of student clubs and associations with open membership 37
Largest clubs and organizations on campus Flaming Eggplant, Geoduck Student Union, Cooper Point Journal, Gaming Guild, Myco-Collective, Chemistry and Other Sciences (ChAOS)
Student clubs and associations website https://www.evergreen.edu/activities/ (external link)

Housing (external link)

Contact for more information

Housing office website https://www.evergreen.edu/housing/ (external link)

Campus housing

Percentage of students who live on campus 23%
School owns or operates housing
Highest year that students are required to live on campus Not required
Housing availability for first year students Guaranteed
Housing options Co-ed
Housing is available for students with disabilities
Dorms require a key or code to enter
Application deposit $50; one time, non-refundable

Campus housing for graduate students

School owns or operates housing for Married graduate students, single graduate students
Housing availability for single graduate students First come, first served
Housing availability for married graduate students First come, first served
Housing application deadline May 1
Application deposit $50 application fee, $250 confirmation payment

Student Services

Academic services for all students

Academic advising
https://www.evergreen.edu/equity (external link)

Health and legal services available on campus for all students

Health clinic
Psychological counseling
https://www.evergreen.edu/health (external link)

Other services for all students

https://evergreen.edu/orientation/fall19-new-student-orientation (external link)

Services for students with disabilities

Meredith Inocencio
Director of Access Services
Disabilities services website https://www.evergreen.edu/access/ (external link)
Designated parking
Interpreters for the deaf
Learning aids
Readers for the blind
Registration assistance
Services for students with learning disabilities
Depending on the nature of your disability and how it impacts your educational experience, services and accommodations provided on an individually determined basis may include: accessible facilities, alternative testing, accessible parking, sign language interpreters/CART, note takers, priority registration, adaptive equipment/assistive technology, books on tape, tutorial assistance from KEY Student Services and the Learning Resource Center, counseling referrals, and peer support and advocacy.

Services for women and families

Casey Lalonde
Child Care Center Director
Child daycare available on campus Yes
Daycare cost https://www.evergreen.edu/childrenscenter/rates (external link)
Women's center Yes

Additional services available for these groups


Campus security

24-hour emergency phone and alarms on campus
Campus patrolled by trained security personnel
Late night transport service
https://www.evergreen.edu/policeservices/ (external link)

Career Services

Contact for more information

Academic and Career Advising
Career services website https://www.evergreen.edu/advising (external link)

Percentage of recent graduating class that

Had a full-time job offer within six months of graduation 78%
Went directly to graduate or professional school 21%
Was counseled by the career services office 21%

Career services offered

Alumni networking and mentoring
Career counseling
Career interest testing
Career library
Job bank
Job fairs
Job interview preparation
Job interviews
On campus recruitment by employers
Résumé preparation assistance
Résumé referral to employers
Website, ACE (Alumni Career Educator) program, internship fair, graduate school advising

Graduate Study (external link)

Contact for more information

Amanda Mobbs
Graduate school website https://www.evergreen.edu/graduatestudies/ (external link)


Number of undergraduate men 1,259
Number of undergraduate women 1,759
Total number of undergraduate students 3,018
Total enrollment 3,018

Costs for full-time graduate students
(Costs are for the 2019-2020 academic year. Full-time costs are based on 8 credits, three quarters per year.)

In-state tuition* $8,760
Out-of-state tuition* $19,980
Fees $759
Books and supplies $1,110
* Tuition may vary by program
Additional costs of attendance include transportation, room and board, and miscellaneous (incl. loan fees); see https://www.evergreen.edu/financialaid/coa.htm (external link) for more information.

Graduate admissions

Admission requirements Admissions requirements vary by program. See http://www.evergreen.edu/admissions/graduate/ (external link) for program-specific for graduate studies information.
Application deadline Varies by program
Application fee $50

Educational programs (external link)

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