International Students

Evergreen has a national reputation for educational excellence, environmental leadership, exceptional value, and more.

The Evergreen State College is an accredited, public, liberal arts, four-year state university.

Our students pursue four-year degrees in more than 45 fields of study. We also offer three master’s degrees.

Princeton Review Best Colleges guide has featured Evergreen as one of the nation’s best undergraduate institutions. They describe us as a “best value.” Read more about our reputation.

English Language Proficiency

Minimum scores are TOEFL iBT 79 or IELTS 6.

See Admissions Requirements for Undergraduate International Students.

Unique, high-quality academics

  • Alternative curricular design
  • Interdisciplinary studies
  • Programs taught by faculty teams
  • Flexible major design
  • Narrative evaluations
  • Research and internship opportunities

Learn more about Evergreen’s academics.

Students who attend Evergreen go on to graduate schools and a variety of careers. Read about some of our successful graduates.

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Camila from Venezuela backstage
International students like Camila, from Venezuela, come from around the world to explore the culture of the United States.

Living at Evergreen

Take a virtual tour

Explore Evergreen’s campus with the virtual campus tour.

The Evergreen campus is five square kilometers (400 hectares) with a forest, organic farm, and a beach.

Students living on campus enjoy spacious apartments. An average apartment bedroom is 9.3 square meters and the average kitchen area is 37 square meters. Read more about housing.

Student services include:

  • Health center
  • Campus security
  • Career office
  • International student office
  • and more

Explore the many options of campus life.

Chia Yin Chang, Taiwan

Chia Ying Chang, an international student from Taiwan, studied business and administration at Evergreen.

Local community

Olympia is the center of government for Washington state. The city is safe yet active, situated among lakes, mountains, and forests. There are many great outdoor activities, a vibrant downtown, and easy access to Seattle and Portland.

The region features mild weather. Winter temperatures are rarely below freezing. Summer temperatures average 22–26 degrees Celsius.

Learn more about Olympia.

We’re here to help

Attending university in the United States can be both rewarding and challenging. You are not alone. Supportive students, staff and faculty are available to answer your questions. International Student Advising is here to help you succeed.