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 You’ll experience small, personalized classes that explore many topics.

Innovative Academics

Learning at Evergreen is unlike learning anywhere else. Escape the sequences of disconnected classes and mindless prerequisites. You can enroll in comprehensive programs that explore many aspects of a theme or topic through different but related subjects. Narrative evaluations from faculty replace competitive grades with meaningful and usable feedback.

Without pre-programmed majors, you can design an area of emphasis to focus your education. All along the way, you’ll explain your journey with an iterative Academic Statement.

Discover how our academics can work for you.

You’ll have access to high-grade equipment

Unmatched Affordability

Evergreen’s tuition is about $8,000 per year for Washington state residents and about $21,000 per year for nonresidents. By contrast, undergraduate tuition at a private liberal arts college can exceed $40,000 per year.

Our tuition is also one of the lowest among state four-year schools. That's one reason that Evergreen students carry less debt than the average Washington state undergraduate.

See tuition rates and aid options.

Students Having Class on Mount Ranier

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.