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Your Way In

We look for students who are inspired by complexity, but that doesn’t mean applying to college should leave you scratching your head. Take your first step to becoming a Greener and become an instrumental part of our ever-changing world.

If you have already been admitted to Evergreen, see updated information for admitted students.

You can also contact an admissions counselor. We’re looking forward to your arrival!

Admissions While Evergreen Learns Remotely

It's easy for you to learn about Evergreen, apply for admission, and get started as a Greener, even though the Office of Admissions currently can't host visitors.

Admissions staff are working remotely and available to answer your questions Monday through Friday at (360) 867–6170 and Until the office opens for visitors again, you can:

For now, though, please do not come to campus. Most college buildings are closed, on-campus events have been canceled, and we're not offering campus tours. Evergreen has also suspended all travel to college fairs and high schools through the spring.


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2019 Fiske Guide to Colleges “Best Buy School”—Learn more.

The Evergreen State College in Olympia is one of just 20 institutions named a 2019 Fiske Best Buy School. The designation recognizes institutions in the U.S., Canada, and Britain that offer “the best education at the most reasonable costs.”

Fiske Guide Best Buy, since 2010

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“There are precious few public institutions where the faculty feels as close to the students or values them as highly.”

Member, Colleges That Change Lives, since 1996


More Accolades

A G.I. Jobs Military Friendly School—Learn more.

G.I. Jobs Military Friendly School for 2015, rated with a 3.9 out of 4 for veteran resources.

Member, G.I. Jobs, since 2011

Cove of Princeton's Best 380 colleges 2016 edition

“Evergreen offers outstanding academics, which is the primary criteria for our choice of schools for the book.” Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges are profiled in the book.

The Princeton Review Best Colleges

School Codes

  • ACT: 4457
  • SAT: 4292
  • FAFSA: 008155