Evergreen State, founded in 1967, is a public college of liberal arts and sciences. Students design their own academic plan through interdisciplinary programs and independent field study. Evergreen's nationally recognized approach to learning emphasizes close student-faculty interaction and hands-on, experiential learning. Its 1,000-acre campus is located in Washington State on Puget Sound.

Website: www.evergreen.edu/

Public
Co-ed
3,610
Undergraduate
Students
(57.5%) 2,076 Women
(42.5%) 1,534 Men
297
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
96% of 1,772 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.03
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
23 average
19-27 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $23,325
Out-of-state: $41,835
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $7,674
Out-of-state: $26,184
Room and Board
$11,346
Average Percent of Need Met
57%
Average Freshman Award
$10,879
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$21,147
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Quarter
General Education/Core Curriculum
Not required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
155
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 18% of classes
10-19 students: 18% of classes
20-29 students: 28% of classes
30-39 students: 16% of classes
40-49 students: 11% of classes
50-99 students: 9% of classes
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Campus Life

Olympia Population
48,338
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Seattle
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
24% of all students
Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Geoduck
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
2.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.7% Asian
4.9% Black/African-American
10.9% Hispanic/Latino
7.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
66.5% White
4.2% Unknown
International Students
0.6% from 18 countries
First-Year Students Returning
61.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
42.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
84%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 2  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives 1  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required February 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
2700 Evergreen Parkway, NW
City, State, Zip
Olympia, WA 98505
Phone
(360) 867-6170
Fax
(360) 867-6577
E-mail
admissions@evergreen.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins November 1
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 4 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
96% of 1,772 applicants were admitted
Women
98% of 1,148 applicants were admitted
Men
93% of 624 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
730 (43%) of 1,706 admitted students enrolled
Women
444 (40%) of 1,124 admitted students enrolled
Men
286 (49%) of 582 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.03
3.75 and Above
9%
3.50 - 3.74
11%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
18%
2.50 - 2.99
26%
2.00 - 2.49
19%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
23 average
19-27 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
12%
Score of 24 - 29
37%
Score of 18 - 23
36%
Score of 12 - 17
15%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 9%
Top quarter: 32%
Top half: 59%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $23,325
Out-of-state: $41,835
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $7,674
Out-of-state: $26,184
Room and Board
$11,346
Books and Supplies
$870
Other Expenses
$3,435
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 008155
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
474 (84.8%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
360 (75.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
341 (94.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
34 (10.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
57%
Average Award
$10,879
Need-Based Gift
Received by 322 (94.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,665
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 245 (71.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,665
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 15 (4.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
5 (.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $835

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
2,664 (77.1%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
2,320 (87.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,191 (94.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
163 (7.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
62%
Average Award
$12,210
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,000 (91.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,456
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,708 (78.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,445
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 32 (1.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
19 (.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,504

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
57%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$21,147
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Local/State Students, Out-of-State Students, Veterans, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Quarter
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture
  • American Indian/Native American Studies
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Ecology
  • Education, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies
  • Intermedia/Multimedia
  • International/Global Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Natural Resources/Conservation, General
  • Natural Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Sciences
  • Political Economy
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Sociology
  • Sustainability Studies
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
  • Zoology/Animal Biology
Most Popular Disciplines
Liberal arts/general studies, Interdisciplinary studies
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Not required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Not required

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
155
Part-Time Faculty
68
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
64%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 18% of classes
10-19 students: 18% of classes
20-29 students: 28% of classes
30-39 students: 16% of classes
40-49 students: 11% of classes
50-99 students: 9% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
552,666
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
556
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Public Administration, Master in Teaching, Master of Environmental Studies

Master's Programs of Study

  • Education--General
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Public Administration

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Olympia Population
48,338
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Seattle
Campus Size
1,000 acres

Weather

Temperature
31.6 average low in January, 71 average high in September
Rain
117 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Olympia
Nearest Train Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Lacey

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
24% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
76%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
car lockouts, jump-starts

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Geoduck
School Colors
Green and silver

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Soccer x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Soccer x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, soccer, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, black cottonwood collective, zombies at evergreen, student veteran organization, chemistry and other sciences, common bread
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
3,610
Women
2,076 (57.5%)
Men
1,534 (42.5%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
3,330
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
2.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.7% Asian
4.9% Black/African-American
10.9% Hispanic/Latino
7.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
66.5% White
4.2% Unknown
International Students.
0.6% from 18 countries
Average Age
25
All Graduate Students
297

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
61.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
42.2%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
54.3%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
57.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
84%
Average Starting Salary
84%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Business 2%
Law 1%
Theology 1%
Arts and Sciences 15%
Medicine 3%
Veterinary Medicine 1%
Education 5%

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