The Evergreen State College: Narrative Description

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2700 Evergreen Parkway, NW
Olympia, WA 98505
Tel: (360)867-6000
Admissions: (360)867-6170
Fax: (360)867-6577
E-mail: [email protected]
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State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of Washington State Public Institution. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 1,000-acre small town campus with easy access to Seattle. Endowment: $2.3 million. Research spending 2003-04: $1.1 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $4611 per student. Total enrollment: 4,410. Faculty: 224 (160 full-time, 64 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. 1,534 applied, 95% were admitted. 8% from top 10% of their high school class, 23% from top quarter, 59% from top half. Full-time: 3,600 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 538 students, 57% women, 43% men. Students come from 53 states and territories, 10 other countries, 23% from out-of-state, 4% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 5% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 35% 25 or older, 21% live on campus, 23% transferred in. Retention: 75% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: liberal arts/general studies. Services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at University of Washington. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 3/1. Notification: 4/1. Preference given to Vietnam veterans, adults 25 and older, first-generation college students.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $37. State resident tuition: $3900 full-time, $130 per quarter hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $14,514 full-time, $483.80 per quarter hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $156 full-time, $1 per credit hour part-time, $40 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and degree level. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and degree level. College room and board: $5784. College room only: $3405. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, and student level.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 70 open to all. Most popular organizations: Environmental Resource Center, Women's Resource Center, Evergreen Queer Alliance, Evergreen Political Information Center. Major annual events: Super Saturday, Expressions Performing Arts Series, Day of Absence/Day of Presence. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 870 college housing spaces available; 829 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. Daniel J. Evans Library with 476,500 books, 492,853 microform titles, 2,731 serials, 91,314 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $2.9 million. 300 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Olympia is a seaport community of 37,000, located at the southernmost tip of Puget Sound. The Pacific Ocean is about an hour's drive west of the campus. The rain forests of the Olympic Peninsula lie to the northwest, and the Cascade mountain range is a few hours east of the campus. Seattle, 60 miles from campus, offers all the cultural and recreational activities typically found in a large city.

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