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Colleges / The Evergreen State College

About Evergreen

The Evergreen State College is a public, state school in an rural setting in Olympia, Washington. Evergreen was founded in 1967 and now enrolls around 2,281 students a year, including 2,080 undergrads.

Evergreen offers housing for up to 991 students. Most students live off campus,.

As of 2021, the total market value of Evergreen's endowment was $14.661 million For each full-time student, Evergreen spends about $9,330.

2021 Evergreen Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Quarter
Overall Acceptance Rate 98%
Average GPA 3.0
Mean ACT score 23
Mean SAT score 1068
In-State Tuition $7,185
Out-of-State $27,375

2022 Evergreen Regular Decision Application Deadline

February 1 is the final deadline to submit an application for Fall. All regular decision applicants will receive an admissions decision by November 1.

Early Admission at Evergreen

The Evergreen State College offers early decision and early action.

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Evergreen Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into Evergreen. The acceptance rate at Evergreen is 98%. In 2021, 1,020 out of 1,037 total applicants were accepted.

Evergreen Waitlist 2021

Evergreen reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into The Evergreen State College?

Evergreen is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Evergreen, applicants must submit the following items.

Evergreen Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0
Transcript of High School Record

Evergreen Average GPA and Test Scores

The average high school GPA for a student admitted to Evergreen is 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Admitted students have a mean score of 1068 on the SAT. The mean ACT score for Evergreen students is 23.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Evergreen.

Does Evergreen Require the ACT or SAT?

Evergreen does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 55% submitted the SAT. 15% submitted the ACT.

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Dorms at Evergreen

Yes! Evergreen provides on-campus housing for up to 991 students.

Evergreen students are active in the school's Flaming Eggplant, Geoduck Student Union and Cooper Point Journal. Harvest Festival, Student Activities Fair, and and Arts and Crafts Fair are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Evergreen.

Financial Aid at Evergreen

Evergreen meets 63% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Evergreen full-time are awarded $12,608 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can.. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Is Evergreen a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Evergreen

About 60% of students who start at Evergreen return for their second year of college. Out of the 527 students who started at Evergreen as first-time freshman, 182 graduate within four years.

Evergreen's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 45%. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes and Debt for Evergreen Grads

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 78% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $20,488 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Evergreen sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! 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, less than an hour from Seattle.

If you want to see Evergreen for yourself, 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

Feb 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Feb 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Evergreen is Feb 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Evergreen is Feb 1.

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


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Evergreen ACT Scores


ACT Range

21 - 27

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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 21 and 27 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 21 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Evergreen SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

453 - 560


Reading SAT Range

500 - 620

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Evergreen Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Evergreen is like? There are approximately 2,281 students enrolled at Evergreen, including 2,080 undergraduate students and 201 graduate students. 90% percent of students attend school full-time, 87% percent are from WA and 13% percent of students are from other states.


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