2005 College Guides Praise Evergreen
The major college guidebooks once again spotlight the affordability and strong academics of The Evergreen State College. The Princeton Review's listing of "The Best 357 Colleges" named Evergreen one of the "Best in the West," specifically a "Best Value College."
"The Evergreen State College offers what most colleges cannot: private college amenities and class sizes at a public university price," The Princeton Review said. The guide also listed Evergreen as #15 of 20 schools with a "Great College Radio Station."
U.S. News and World Report's 2005 edition of "America's Best Colleges" names Evergreen #15 of 20 for students graduating with the least amount of debt. The news magazine also listed Evergreen as one of 40 for best "first-year experience," and one of 26 for best "learning communities."
"I would say that people are very hardworking and [Evergreen's academic programs] force you to be very self-motivated. There aren't many students who just go to school. There's not really anyone who just goes to class. Everyone who is here wants to be here, and everyone who is here wants to learn," a sophomore told Yale Daily News: The Insider's Guide to Colleges 2005.
Newsweek/Kaplan profiled Evergreen in its 2005 edition of "The Unofficial, Unbiased Guide to the 331 Most Interesting Colleges."