Evergreen State College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduaton Rate & More

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Evergreen State College Admissions Overview:

Evergreen State has an acceptance rate of 97%, making it available to almost all who apply. Still, students generally will need solid grades and test scores to be admitted. Be sure to check out the school's website for complete application instructions, and to contact the admissions office with any questions.

Admissions Data (2016):

Evergreen State College Description:

The Evergreen State College is a public liberal arts college located in Olympia, Washington, on a 1,000-acre campus surrounded by woods. The college has earned a national reputation for its innovative curriculum. Like Hampshire College and New College of Florida, students at Evergreen receive written evaluations from faculty, not grades. The curriculum is highly interdisciplinary, and students take a team-taught "program" centered on a theme, not individual courses. In 2009, Evergreen was one of only six colleges and universities in the United States to be awarded an "A+" by the Sierra Club for its green efforts. On the athletic front, the Evergreen State Geoducks compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). The teams at Evergreen primarily compete in the Cascade Collegiate Conference. 

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 4,089 (3,787 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 44% Male / 56% Female
  • 91% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $7,414 (in-state); $23,887 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $750 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,360
  • Other Expenses: $3,315
  • Total Cost: $20,839 (in-state); $37,312 (out-of-state)

Evergreen State College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 86%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 81%
    • Loans: 48%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,487
    • Loans: $5,671

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Evergreen State College does not have traditional majors. Students can earn a BA, BS, or BA/BS through interdisciplinary course work.

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 68%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 43%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 56%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Soccer, Track and Field, Basketball, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Volleyball, Soccer, Basketball, Cross Country, Track and Field

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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