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The Evergreen State College

Olympia, WA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate99%
Acceptance Rate99%

About Evergreen

The Evergreen State College Overview

The Evergreen State College is a public, state school in the rural setting of Olympia, Washington. Evergreen was founded in 1967 and the school currently enrolls around 2,116 students per year, which includes 1,849 undergrads. Evergreen provides on-campus housing for up to 991 students. The majority of students live on campus but first-year students are not required to live in the dorms. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should find out if they have been admitted by November 1.

Student Activities at Evergreen

Interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Evergreen's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Evergreen students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Evergreen does not have any greek life opportunties.

Planning to play sports? Evergreen has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Evergreen on the Student Life page.

2022 Evergreen Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Quarter
Overall Acceptance Rate 99%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Action Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Average GPA 3.1
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 13%
In-State Tuition $7,596
Out-of-State $28,905
Percent of Need Met 62%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $14,037

Is Evergreen a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" can mean different things for different people. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a clearer view of what Evergreen offers and if it seems like a good fit for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for The Evergreen State College

It is moderately difficult to get into Evergreen. Around 99% of applicants get into Evergreen each year. Out of 1,111 applications received in 2022, 1,105 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Evergreen

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

43% of Evergreen undergrads graduate within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook Evergreen Graduates

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. 78% of graduates from Evergreen recieve at least one full-time job offer within six months of graduating.

Check with Evergreen directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Evergreen's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of The Evergreen State College's endowment was $14.7 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, Evergreen spends about $9,330 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Evergreen

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Evergreen meets 62% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Evergreen full-time are awarded $14,037 a year in financial aid, on average.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $28,885 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Evergreen.

Based on this information, is Evergreen the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Evergreen a good school for you?

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Where is The Evergreen State College Located?

Evergreen is located in the rural setting of Olympia, Washington, in the suburbs of Seattle.

If you want to see Evergreen for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Highway 101 to Olympia, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Seattle-Tacoma International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Evergreen and Olympia are like without leaving home.

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College Info

2700 Evergreen Parkway, NW Olympia, WA 98505

Campus Setting: Rural

Evergreen Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Evergreen is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Evergreen ACT Scores


ACT Range

19 - 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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27 and Above


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Evergreen is 23. Students with an ACT score of 27 and above have a good chance of getting into Evergreen. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 27 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Evergreen SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

470 - 570


Reading SAT Range

530 - 630

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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and Above




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Evergreen Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Evergreen is like? There are approximately 2,116 students enrolled at Evergreen, including 1,849 undergraduate students and 267 graduate students. 88% percent of students attend school full-time, 85% percent are from WA and 15% percent of students are from other states.


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