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Colleges / The Evergreen State College

Evergreen Student Life

Evergreen is on a 1,000-acre campus in a rural setting in Olympia, Washington, not far from Seattle. Evergreen has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Evergreen does not have fraternities or sororities.

Evergreen has a thriving Flaming Eggplant. In fact, more students participate in Flaming Eggplant than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Evergreen include Geoduck Student Union, Cooper Point Journal, Gaming Guild and Myco-Collective.

Evergreen students' favorite campus events are Harvest Festival, Student Activities Fair and Arts and Crafts Fair.

Does Evergreen Offer Student Housing?

Evergreen offers housing. Students are not required to live on campus First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most Evergreen students live off campus. In 2021, 12% of undergrads at Evergreen lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 88% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Evergreen. There are 991 spots available in on-campus housing for all 2,080 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 251 students chose to live in campus housing. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Evergreen offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Evergreen Athletics

At Evergreen there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the unversity, funding, and compention level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Evergreen:

Sport Mens Intramural Womens Intramural Mens Division Womens Division Mens Scholarships Womens Scholarships
Track And Field Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Basketball Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Soccer Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport

Is Evergreen Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

The Evergreen State College is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Evergreen campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

Evergreen offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Additionally, Evergreen has car lockouts, jump-starts.

Plan a Visit to Evergreen

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Evergreen, take U.S. Highway 101 to Olympia, WA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Seattle-Tacoma International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Washington you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Evergreen's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Evergreen Students

61%

Women

39%

Men

90%

Full Time

10%

Part Time

87%

In State

13%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

62%

13%

6%

6%

5%

4%

3%

0.44%

0.24%

Undergraduate Students

2,080

Graduate Students

201

Non-Resident / International Students

5

Evergreen Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

2,281

Campus Setting

Rural

Acceptance Rate

98%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$8,325

Out-of-State

$28,515

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Feb 1
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