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Reviews 651 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I really like Evergreen! Happy with my unique undergrad experience!

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: If you are trying to get a job in the PNW, people know about Evergreen and getting a job with the degree isn't difficult.

5 College Senior

Health & Safety: I feel very safe. We have lots of programs to keep us safe. Our admin is very good about preparing us, and I have never felt safer on another campus.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: Pretty spacious. Better if you have roommates that don't smell like hippy- be cautious about that.

3 College Senior

Athletics: I'm sure athletics are great for those who participate. We have kind of an "anti-sport culture" on campus for the most part. Our mascot looks like a dick... Like on purpose haha

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I love Evergreen for the most part. My learning is engaging and I feel like I have far more control over my education in comparison to my friends at other schools. Our student body feels very strongly about social issues, which is important to me. I could definitely do without the borderline cultiness of some of the hippies I've encountered. "You are a spec of dust in the Universe." "I'm so thankful for the sun rising and shining on me each day." I'm not kidding. Actual quotes. Be prepared for that.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I've grown a lot as an academic student and as a person going to Evergreen. It has helped me find my passion.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Different things to choose from to get careers

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Allow the police to have necessary arms in case of school shooting/violent episode

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Need more facilities, as 6-8 people share one toilet in dorms.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Evergreen is a great place to earn an education. It is easier than most places here to realize that you get out of the experience what you put in. If you are willing to push yourself and really invest yourself, you get a lot out of it. The interdisciplinary nature of the classes make each experience well rounded and deep.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The course was very challenging because I didn't know anything about what was taught but I pulled through thanks to the students and the professors there walking me through it every step of the way. The class style was very different than anything I ever seen. We just jumped right into the notes and started answering questions, I would take so much notes it would be like 4 pages of it. The class size was very big that most of the room would be filled up but as the Quarter passed it got smaller and people could move around more than usual.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I"m not sure how to explain it but by the looks of it there alot.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I haven't been in for health and and safety things but I know they are good.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I like the housing campus,it's not too loud it's not too quiet. The dorms are very nice and it's a lot of fun meeting the people around them. The cost are very high but affordable, you'll have to get a job on campus or off campus to pay it off if you want to live there or get financial aid. everyone is very social to eachother it brings life into the dorms and the campus.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I don' know, I don't pay attention to it, it's not what I'm interested in.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I'm not one for sports so I don't pay attention to them.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: What I liked about that school was everyone was different, no one was the same. It made me feel like I could be myself and no one judged me for being me. I could say what makes my school unique to other school is that it's very open minded to a lot of things that some schools don't have. In that school it doesn't matter if you're bi,lesbian, gay,straight, Trans, what matters to them is that you do what makes you happy and pick the course that best suits you. If I were to choose my schools again I would choose this one, this school has the biggest effect on me, and it made me more open minded to things that I wasn't open minded to.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel that crimes are on average no greater than on any other campus, but seem to be more strongly emphasized.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: At Evergrewn, you definitely learn skills to articulate your abilities and passion much more clearly than you would with a grade-based education. Your personal participation, engagement, and the content of your learning shape your individual evaluation, which gives you a framework with which to begin a dialogue with prospective employers. You are invited to prove yourself through your actions, rather than a piece of paper, which is truly the beauty of a nontraditional education.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: far too expensive for an indestructible, sequestered cubicle. the convenience of living on campus is a fantastic motivating factor, and the community proximity absolutely leads to higher engagement and greater likelihood of forming bonds with other humans, but wooooow is it expensive. I lived here as a sophomore and had the "privilege" of having a kitchen in my block... a privilege the freshmen were denied, coupled with the additional expense of a mandatory meal plan. I'm sure this is fairly typical but gosh was it exasperating

Roommate communication was sometimes poor and rarely encouraged, although most were reasonable and clean. Recycling was awesome.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Not a college famed for its athletic involvement, the teams that exist are structured and have a solid fan base but more emphasis is placed on community involvement and other events. Nevertheless, athletic areas are accessible, clean, well-maintained and diverse, from a soccer field to saunas. There are also many student led non-competitive athletic events, such as yoga, capoeira Angola, and dance.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Evergreen is a stellar place for niche passions and all-inclusive world views. My experience thus far has been limited to a single quarter, in a 16-credit course I chose in a supermarket parking lot en route to the college via weeks-long road trip. My interest in the multidisciplinary subject matter was tempered by what felt like hastily-constructed lesson plans, where basics were often painfully emphasized and information of real substance was glossed over for students to internalize during their non-class time. It ranged from frustrating to insightful, with its saving graces being the true passion and heart of the professors, along with the unique blend of thoughts that each student was invited to included and nurture along the course of the assignments.

To learn in a place where individuality is encouraged rather than being crushed is incredibly valuable, and that freedom of expression made the output much more honest and valuable. However, those who flourish under structured, confidently guided assignments may find themselves hopelessly adrift.

1 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Should be shut down and have its endowment transferred to a real state school (UW,WSU,CWU,WWU,EWU)

2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I've heard of police racially profiling people in Olympia and around evergreen to several of my friends.

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