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The Evergreen State College

"Alternative world views" are all the rage at Evergreen State, where "hippies, hippies, and white guys with dreadlocks" ponder how to change the world and life's most mind-boggling problems. Students design their own majors with the guidance of "highly qualified" professors all throughout their academic careers. Instead of traditional grades, students receive narrative evaluations."

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Selectivity
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Education Quality
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Influence
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Outcomes
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Environment
Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Master's University

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Overview

Overview

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"Alternative world views" are all the rage at Evergreen State, where "hippies, hippies, and white guys with dreadlocks" ponder how to change the world and life's most mind-boggling problems. Students design their own majors with the guidance of "highly qualified" professors all throughout their academic careers. Instead of traditional grades, students receive narrative evaluations."

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Reviews

Evergreen's interdisciplinary, team-taught curriculum is truly unique.

The Fiske Guide to Colleges

Does not give out grades...students receive evaluation narratives by professors.

The Insider's Guide to Colleges

Evergreen places a lot of credence in character and personal qualities when making admissions decisions.

The Princeton Review

The Evergreen State College says

Since opening our doors in 1971, Evergreen has established a national reputation for leadership in developing innovative interdisciplinary, collaborative and team-taught academic programs. We have a vibrant undergraduate program, a graduate program, and public service centers that constitute a unique academic setting. The Evergreen State College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

Evergreen has been a leader in environmental education from the beginning. In recent years, we have stepped up our commitment to sustainability to reach beyond the classroom and even the campus.

Evergreen values a student-centered learning environment, a link between theory and practice, and a multicultural community of diverse faculty, students and staff working together. Current enrollment is approximately 4,900.

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Student Life

Student Life

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 4,087
Gender 47% Male / 53% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 93% Full Time / 7% Part Time
Geography 75% In State / 25% Out of State / 0% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 32% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 67%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Multi-racial 6%
International 1%
Hispanic/Latino 7%
Ethnicity Unknown 10%
Black or African American 5%
Asian 2%
American Indian or Alaska Native 2%

Housing

Campus housing is available for undergraduates. Housing deposit : $250.00. Housing deposit due : Jul 12. Housing deposit is not refunded if student does not enroll.. Freshman allowed to have car. No pets.

20% of students live on-campus.

80% of freshman live on-campus.

  • Apartments for Married Students
  • Apartments for Single Students
  • Coed Dorms
  • Housing Offered
  • Special Housing for Disabled Students
  • Special Housing for International Students
  • Theme Housing
  • Wellness Housing

Activities

Student Publications: Cooper Point Journal

  • Dance
  • Government or Political Activity
  • Literary Magazine
  • Radio Station
  • Student Newspaper
  • Television Station
  • Choral Groups
  • Music Ensembles
  • Pep Band
  • Drama/Theater
  • Student-Run Film Society

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: learning center reduced course load study skills assistance tutoring writing center
  • Computer Services: computer center, dorms, libraries, student center dorms wired for access to campus-wide network dorms wired for high speed internet connections student web hosting available wireless network available
  • Counseling Services: alcohol/substance abuse counseling career counseling economically disadvantaged students services employment services for undergraduates financial aid counseling health services minority students services on-campus daycare personal counseling placement services for graduates adult (re-entering) student services/programs veteran's counselor women's services
  • Facilities: center for creative and applied media, sustainable agriculture lab building, organic farm and community gardens, longhouse education and cultural center, animation and design studio, ceramics studio, metal shop, wood shop, photography studios and darkrooms, 3,000 feet of waterfront property on puget sound
  • Special Needs Services: services and/or facilities for hearing impaired partial services for students with learning disabilities services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders services and/or facilities for visually impaired wheelchair accessibility
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): double major independent study internships student-designed major accelerated program visiting/exchange student program teacher certification
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies (84%), Biological and Physical Sciences (15%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A program that is a structured combination of the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, emphasizing breadth of study. Includes instruction in independently designed, individualized, or regular programs.

Job Opportunities:

Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
All postsecondary teachers not listed separately.

Bachelor's

A program that is either a general synthesis of one or more of the biological and physical sciences, or a specialization which draws from the biological and physical sciences.

Job Opportunities:

Natural Sciences Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.

Administration & Faculty

President Thomas (Les) Purce
Accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Full-time Faculty 166
Student : Faculty Ratio 23 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 45 : 54
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100

AP Test Credit Information

Test Name Minimum Score Equivalent Course (s) Credits
AP Art History 3.0 N/A 8.0
AP Biology 3.0 N/A 8.0
AP Calculus AB 3.0 N/A 8.0
AP Calculus BC 3.0 N/A 8.0
AP Chemistry 3.0 N/A 8.0
AP Chinese Language and Culture 3.0 N/A 8.0
AP Comparative Government and Politics 3.0 N/A 8.0
AP Computer Science A 3.0 N/A 8.0
AP English Language and Composition 3.0 N/A 8.0
AP English Literature and Composition 3.0 N/A 8.0
AP Environmental Science 3.0 N/A 8.0
AP European History 3.0 N/A 8.0
AP French Language and Culture 3.0 N/A 8.0
AP German Language and Culture 3.0 N/A 8.0
AP Human Geography 3.0 N/A 8.0
AP Italian Language and Culture 3.0 N/A 8.0
AP Latin 3.0 N/A 8.0
AP Macroeconomics 3.0 N/A 8.0
AP Microeconomics 3.0 N/A 8.0
AP Music Theory 3.0 N/A 8.0
AP Physics B 3.0 N/A 8.0
AP Psychology 3.0 N/A 8.0
AP Spanish Language and Culture 3.0 N/A 8.0
AP Statistics 3.0 N/A 8.0
AP United States Government and Politics 3.0 N/A 8.0
AP United States History 3.0 N/A 8.0
AP World History 3.0 N/A 8.0

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Selectivity Score: 43/100
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Selectivity

Acceptance Rate: 97.1% accepted of 1,583 applications

57% of students graduated in the top half of their class.
30% of students graduated in the top quarter of their class.
13% of students graduated in the top tenth of their class.

25th - 75th Percentile
ACTComposite20 - 27
English20 - 28
Math17 - 24
Writing6 - 8
 
SATMath450 - 580
Reading500 - 630
Writing460 - 590

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Academic GPA, Rigor Of Secondary School Record, Application Essay

Important: Standardized Test Scores, First Generation College Student, Level Of Applicants Interest

Also Considered: Recommendations, Extracurricular Activities, Interview, Work Experience, Volunteer Work

High School Curriculum (years of study):
Required Recommended
English 4 0
Math 3 0
Science 2 0
Science Lab 2 0
Social Studies 3 0
Foreign Language 2 0
Academic Electives 1 0

Other Application Information: SAT or ACT

Admissions Websites

Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $13,147 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $8,687
$30K-$48K $10,941
$48K-$75K $14,337
$75K-$110K $19,535
$110K+ $21,043

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $7,833, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

In-State

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $7,833 Same as On-Campus
Fees $741 Same as On-Campus
Housing $9,492 $9,492
Books $1,026 $1,026
Total (before financial aid) $19,092 $19,092

Out-of-State

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $19,920 Same as On-Campus
Fees $741 Same as On-Campus
Housing $9,492 $9,492
Books $1,026 $1,026
Total (before financial aid) $31,179 $31,179

Students Receiving Aid

80% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 48% $5,320
Federal Scholarships/Grants 32% $4,719
Institutional Grants 73% $3,897
Other Federal Grants 5% $2,385
Other Loans 2% $14,942
Pell Grants 32% $4,338
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 19% $6,939
Student Loans 49% $5,789

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.evergreen.edu/financialaid/.

Estimate the net price for you at http://www.evergreen.edu/financialaid/calculator.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

42% of students graduated on time.

56% of students graduated in six years.

74% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

Salaries

The typical (median) early career salary of The Evergreen State College graduates is $39,600, according to Payscale.

Athletics

Athletics

The Evergreen State College participates in the NAIA Division II for college athletics.

Athletic Score: 63/100
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Athletics
Sport Contact
Soccer John Purtteman (Get recruited )
Basketball Arvin Mosley, Jr (Get recruited )
Track and Field and Cross Country Chris Ertman (Get recruited )
Sport Coach
Basketball Monica Heuer (Get recruited )
Volleyball Angela Spoja (Get recruited )
Soccer Adam Fenster (Get recruited )
Track and Field and Cross Country Chris Ertman (Get recruited )

Rankings

PayScale

#891 Starting Median Salary Rankings

The Princeton Review

#3 Colleges: Reeder Madness
#13 Colleges: Least Religious Students
#16 Colleges: There's a Game?
#17 Colleges: Is It Food?
#18 Colleges: Most Liberal Students
N/A Best Colleges (Western)

U.S. News & World Report

#1 Regional Universities West Undergraduate Teaching Rankings
#4 Regional Universities West Top Public Rankings
#27 Regional Universities
#31 Regional Universities West Rankings
#51 Regional Universities Overall Score

Washington Monthly

#9 Master's Universities - Peace Corps Rank
#14 Master's Universities - Overall Rank
#25 Master's Universities - Bachelor's to PhD Rank
#39 Best Bang for Buck Colleges - Overall Rank
#55 Master's Universities - Graduation Rate Rank
#210 Master's Universities - Research Expenditures Rank
#310 Master's Universities - Service Staff, Courses, and Financial Aid Rank
#312 Master's Universities - Community Service Participation Rank
#387 Master's Universities - Federal Work-Study Funds Spent on Service Rank
#472 Master's Universities - ROTC Rank
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