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Evergreen State College Named Best Buy in Fiske Guide 2013

Published: July 31, 2012 4:40 PM

For the Fourth Year Running, The Evergreen State College has been Named a “Best Buy” in the Fiske Guide to Colleges

In 2013, the Fiske Guide to Colleges has designated 41 institutions—20 public and 21 private—as Best Buys. The Evergreen State College is one of two colleges in the Pacific Northwest chosen for this accolade.* In selecting Best Buy schools, the Fiske Guide reviewed more than 300 colleges (of more than 2,200 four year colleges in the United States.)

All of the Best Buy schools fall into the inexpensive or moderate price category, and the designation is a recognition of value, quality of life and academics at the college. The Fiske Guide does not just look at cost, but also academic quality, social life and overall quality of life in determining whether to include schools in its guide or in its Best Buy lists.

  • Oregon State University is the other best buy school in the Pacific Northwest.

About the 2013 Fiske Guide to Colleges

For more than 25 years, millions of parents, counselors, and college-bound students have turned to The Fiske Guide to Colleges for its perspective on the distinctive personalities of the best and most interesting colleges and universities in the United States., Canada, and Great Britain.

About the Author

In 1980, when he was education editor of the New York Times, Edward B. Fiske sensed that college-bound students and their families needed better information on which to base their educational choices. Thus was born the Fiske Guide to Colleges. A graduate of Wesleyan University, Fiske did graduate work at Columbia University and assorted other bastions of higher learning.

He left the New York Times in 1991 to pursue a variety of educational and journalistic interests, including a book on school reform, Smart Schools, Smart Kids. When not visiting colleges, he can be found playing tennis, sailing, or doing research on the educational problems of South Africa and other Third World countries for UNESCO and other international organizations. Fiske lives in Durham, N.C., near the campus of Duke University, where his wife, Helen Ladd, is a member of the faculty. They are coauthors of When Schools Compete: A Cautionary Tale, Elusive Equity: Education Reform in Post-Apartheid South Africa, and Handbook of Research in Education, Finance and Policy.

Contact

Jason Wettstein Media & Community Relations Manager
The Evergreen State College
(360) 867-5213
wettstej@evergreen.edu