2006 College Guides Praise Evergreen

August 23, 2005

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- The major college guidebooks once again highlight the affordability and strong academics of The Evergreen State College. A new guidebook written by college students names Evergreen one of "America's top 100 schools."

The new "Students Guide to Colleges," published by Penguin, is based on a "survey of thousands of college students" and cites Evergreen as one of the "Top 10 Schools You've Never Heard Of."

The "Students Guide" includes student comments such as, "Evergreen is a renowned liberal arts college that moves progressively beyond popular education by emphasizing learning and scholarship over grades. It is a perfect environment for independently ambitious thinkers."

The Princeton Review's listing of "The Best 361 Colleges" named Evergreen one of the "Best in the West," specifically a "Best Value College."

U.S. News and World Report's 2006 edition of "America's Best Colleges" ranks Evergreen sixth on a list of liberal arts colleges where students "graduate with the least amount of debt." The news magazine also said Evergreen provides one of the best "first-year experiences," best "learning communities" and best "internship cooperative education programs" in higher education.