The Evergreen State College


Enrollment: 4,385.

Student Body: 54% female, 46% male, 27% out-of-state, 1% international (23 countries represented). Asian 5%, African American 5%, Caucasian 69%, Hispanic 5%, Native American 4%.

Retention and Graduation: 72% freshmen return for sophomore year. 43% freshmen graduate within 4 years. 24% grads go on to further study within 1 year. 15% grads pursue arts and sciences degrees. 1% grads pursue law degrees. 1% grads pursue business degrees. 2% grads pursue medical degrees.

Faculty: Student/faculty ratio 23:1. 169 full-time faculty, 86% hold PhDs, 25% are members of minority groups, 49% are women.


Degrees: Bachelors, certificate, masters.

Classes: Most classes have 20-29 students.

Majors with Highest Enrollment: Environmental studies; liberal arts and sciences/liberal studies; social sciences, other.

Special Study Options: Accelerated program, double major, exchange student program (domestic), independent study, internships, student-designed major, study abroad, teacher certification program, weekend college, Learning disabilities services, summer session for credit, off-campus study. Combined degree programs: BA/BS Lib Arts; Master Environ Stud/Pub Admin. Special programs offered to physically disabled students include note-taking services, tape recorders, tutors.

Career services: Alumni network, alumni services, career/job search classes, career assessment, internships.

Career services highlights include: Community Opportunities & Internship Fair (COIF)


Housing: Coed dorms, special housing for disabled students, special housing for international students, apartments for married students, apartments for single students, wellness housing, theme housing, First-Year/Freshman residence halls, quiet housing, substance-free housing, Gender Neutral Housing, Community Action House, Sustainability House. 85% of campus accessible to physically disabled.

Special Academic Facilities/Equipment: Longhouse Cultural Center, 4 computer music labs, 3 digital studio production studios, 4 analog audio recording studio/control room clusters, digital still imaging lab, multimedia lab, 3 nonlinear video editing suites, 4 linear analog video editing suites, color and BandW photography labs, animation stand, 2 digital animation suites, film mixing studio with 5 editing suites, 2 flatbed film edit rooms, 3 A/V classrooms, 5 A/V lecture halls, Media Loan equipment checkout facility, academic sailing fleet (two 40′ wooden sailboats), organic farm, scanning electron microscope, gas chromatography mass spectrometer, FTNMR, FTIR, scientific computing laboratory, printmaking studio, ceramics studio, academic wood and metal shops, weaving studio, fine metal studio, two art galleries.

Computers: 100% of classrooms, 95% of dorms, 100% of libraries, 100% of dining areas, 100% of student union, 80% of common outdoor areas have wireless network access. Students can register for classes online. Administrative functions (other than registration) can be performed online.


Environment: City.

Activities: Choral groups, dance, drama/theater, literary magazine, music ensembles, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student-run film society, television station, campus ministries, Model UN.

Organizations: 61 registered organizations, 3 religious organizations.

Athletics (Intercollegiate): Men: Basketball, cross-country, soccer, track/field (outdoor), track/field (indoor). Women: Basketball, cross-country, soccer, track/field (outdoor), track/field (indoor), volleyball.

On-Campus Highlights: Longhouse Cultural and Education Center, Organic Farm, College Library, College Activities Building, New Seminar II Building, The Flaming Eggplant, a student-run cafe featuring organic, local, and vegan food. Environmental Initiatives: The school has completed the planning and begun implementation of our Climate Action Plan—Carbon Neutrality by 2020. Integrating sustainability across the curriculum initiative. Free bus passes for all faculty/staff students; first publicly funded LEED Gold building in the state of Washington; 32% of food purchases from local/organic sources; campus waste diversion and composting programs; annual carbon inventory.


Freshman Academic Profile: Average high school GPA 3.01. 12% in top 10% of high school class, 29% in top 25% of high school class, 62% in top 50% of high school class. SAT Math middle 50^o range 460-590. SAT Critical Reading middle 50% range 500-640. SAT Writing middle 50% range 480-600. ACT middle 50% range 20-26. Minimum paper TOEFL 550. Minimum computer TOEFL 213. Minimum web-based TOEFL 79.

Basis for Candidate Selection: Very important factors considered include: Application essay, academic GPA, rigor of secondary school record. Important factors considered include: Standardized test scores, first generation, level of applicant s interest. Other factors considered include: Recommendation(s), extracurricular activities, interview, volunteer work, work experience.

Freshman Admission Requirements: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted. Academic units required: 4 English, 3 mathematics, 2 science, (1 science labs), 2 foreign language, 3 social studies, 1 academic electives, 1 fine, visual or performing arts elective or other college prep elective from the areas above.

Freshman Admission Statistics: 1,965 applied, 94% admitted, 34% enrolled.

Transfer Admission Requirements: College transcript(s), minimum college GPA of 2 required. Lowest grade transferable C.

General Admission Information: Application fee $50. Regular application deadline 3/1. Notification on a rolling basis, beginning on or about 11/1. Nonfall registration accepted. Admission may be deferred for a maximum of One quarter. Credit offered for CEEB Advanced Placement tests.


Annual in-state tuition $5,412. Annual out-of-state tuition $17,235. Room and board $8,460. Required fees $571. Average book expense $972.

Required Forms and Deadlines: FAFSA, institutions own financial aid form. Priority financial aid filing date 3/15.

Notification of Awards: Applicants will be notified of awards on a rolling basis beginning 4/1.

Types of Aid: Need-based scholarships/grants: Federal Pell, SEOG, state scholarships/grants, private scholarships, the school’s own gift aid, Federal Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG); National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant(SMART Grant). Loans: FFEL Subsidized Stafford, FFEL Unsubsidized Stafford, FFEL PLUS, Federal Perkins, Private Alternative Loans.

Student Employment: Federal Work-Study Program available. Institutional employment available. Highest amount earned per year from on-campus jobs $9,975. Off-campus job opportunities are good.

Financial Aid Statistics: 39% freshmen, 46% undergrads receive need-based scholarship or grant aid. 26% freshmen, 10% undergrads receive non-need-based scholarship or grant aid. 31% freshmen, 43% undergrads receive need-based self-help aid. 1% freshmen, 47% freshmen, 55% undergrads receive any aid. 51% undergrads borrow to pay for school. Average cumulative indebtedness $14,310.

Criteria for awarding institutional aid: Non-need-based: Academics, art, athletics, state/district residency.

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