The Evergreen State College is a public liberal arts and sciences higher level educational institution based in Olympia, Washington, in Pacific Northwest US. At Evergreen, there are no formal majors. Students design their undergraduate degree themselves and can choose between 60 areas of study.
These include biology and life sciences, business, management and entrepreneurship, chemistry, communication, computer science, cultural studies, economics, education, environmental studies, geography, history, language studies, literature, mathematics, Native American and indigenous studies, performing arts, philosophy, physics, political economy and political Science, psychology, sociology, somatic studies, sustainability studies, visual and media arts and writing. In addition, there are three postgraduate programmes in environmental studies, public administration and teaching.
Unlike at many other colleges, first year students at Evergreen can use equipment such as nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopes, 3D printers, and studio camera as soon as their studies begin. Around three quarters of students come from Washington; the other quarter come from many different states and a number of different foreign countries.
Famous alumni include author and cartoonist Lynda Barry, Matt Groening, the creator of "The Simpsons” and Dr. James Moore, Director, Harvard Law School's Open Economies project.