About Evergreen: An Extraordinary College

Evergreen is a progressive, public liberal arts and sciences college located in Olympia, Washington, in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

Students Working on Projects in the Forest

Innovative Academics

Escape the sequences of disconnected classes and endless prerequisites. Experience a better way of learning with programs that explore the many sides of a theme or topic. Narrative evaluations from faculty replace competitive grades with meaningful feedback.

A student prepare to film a performance inspired by collage artist Hannah Höch

A Greener gets hands-on media experience in the television studio for the program Media/Culture: Advanced Practices.

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  • 60+ fields of study to explore. We don’t tell you what to take. You’re free to choose programs with topics that interest you.

  • 1st-year access—Freshmen students can get access to top tier equipment like nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopes, 3D printers, and studio cameras, right out of the gate. Other colleges require upper level experience or research clearance.

  • 88% of Greener grads are employed or pursuing graduate or professional studies within one year of graduation (or both!)

  • 3 graduate programs ground you in values of service, community, social justice, and stewardship.

Discover how our academics can work for you.

Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth is a program that mixes drawing into science

Evergreen’s programs mix different ways of learning, such as drawing and science in the academic program Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth.

Incredible Value

Evergreen’s great education comes at a modest price.

  • 71% of Greeners receive financial aid.

  • Greeners experience the fastest time to degree among Washington’s public four-year institutions. That means less in total costs for you.

  • Nearly 50% of graduates in the Class of 2013 finished without any debt. Those who did borrow while attending Evergreen borrowed below state and national averages.

    Source: State of Washington Education Research & Data Center

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Vibrant Community

There’s just something about being a Greener that you won’t find anywhere else. Whether through athletics, recreation, or the arts, Geoducks do things a little bit better, or smarter, or just differently.

The Evergreen State College exists at a cultural crossroads. In one direction lies urban excitement. In another lies outdoor adventure. In yet another you’ll find homegrown comfort.

Learn more about life on and off campus.