Olympia, WA
The Evergreen State College


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Recent Reviews

Shareen
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Do not be afraid to speak up and have your opinions heard and continue working as hard as you do because it all pays off. Do not forget to have a little fun too.

Max
Describe the students at your school.

An accepting liberal student body with personalities all over the spectrum, you'll be sure to find students to get along wit...

Describe the students at your school.

An accepting liberal student body with personalities all over the spectrum, you'll be sure to find students to get along with.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

The forest and surrounding outdoors is jawdropping. If you like going outside at all, you'll enjoy the campus.

Chantal
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

No grades, no majors. You decide the course of your education, it is highly integrative.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

No grades, no majors. You decide the course of your education, it is highly integrative.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

I believe the worst, and sometimes best, thing about TESC is that you get out of this school exactly what you put in. There is little help in terms of finding a career path, or academic advising, unless you directly search it out, or otherwise know exactly what you want to do. A little more guidance for choosing courses to match up with a career field would be helpful.

Meagan
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The main thing that interested me in The Evergreen State College is that it was an alternative liberal arts school as well as...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The main thing that interested me in The Evergreen State College is that it was an alternative liberal arts school as well as a 'Green' school. When I had a tour of the school it was a beautiful campus surounded by trees and secluded. Everyone was friendly and welcoming and didn't judge me for what I was wearing or looked like. When i went to my first class I enjoyed it so much. It was hands on and I love that instead of the typical GPA grading system, they have evaluations.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would've told myself to stick to my studies and not focus so much on helping my friends who didn't have enough credits to graduate. I would've also told myself to do some reading and maybe do volunteer work in my local community to be able to be more prepared to volunteer at the Evergreen State College.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I would've known more about the class styles and had been able to sit in a seminar and witness what went on, as well as known more about indepent studies, field work, and volunteering.

Sabra
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The transition from high school life to college life wasn't that difficult. What's difficult is finding time to apply for sch...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The transition from high school life to college life wasn't that difficult. What's difficult is finding time to apply for scholarships while taking a full-credit program. The advice I would give to my high school self would be to spend as much time as possible applying to renuable scholarships so that, in the future, when you're already in college, half the work is already done. I have had great difficutly finding time to apply for scholarships and it's stressful because, without them, I don't know that I will be able to attend school next year. So get to it, past self!

What's unique about your campus?

Programs instead of multiple different classes, independant study, and self-evaluations and teacher evaluations that give students actually imput and power in the classes they take at Evergreen. I also like that it's a small school with only about 2500 students.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

The forest. I tell everyone that I live in a forest, with my own beach access. I also brag about not having grades but instead getting helpful and informative evaluations that will help me to become a better student, and intensive 16-credit programs that allow you to really focus on your subject and get to know your class.

Tyler
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Evergreen definitely has a stoner-school, hippie, stupid activist reputation. The thing is that those people are the only peo...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Evergreen definitely has a stoner-school, hippie, stupid activist reputation. The thing is that those people are the only people anyone really heard about. Evergreen grads are known to be very independent and capable. I think that this school graduates very adaptable students due to the kind of classes and learning and the social community. Evergreen is a very unique place that sometimes I feel only those who have been here can understand. We are also well known for being green and pretty liberal.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell myself to come to college with an open mind and a drive to do what I really want to do. At Evergreen, the key to success in just about all aspects is to reach out and grab what you want. It's easy to sit back and ride the wave of your academic career here, but I'd encourage myself to really get as much as I can out of it, because Evergreen has so much to offer in every respect if you keep yourself properly motivated. Do your best work, play hard, but learn a lot and from everything you can. There is a lot you can learn from going to school here, through class, prefessors, and social interaction. Be assertive. Get yourself out to meet people, get involved with the community, fully immerse yourself in this experience and you will gain so much more out of it. There's not a better time or place to try hard and fall on your face. Learn from your mistakes, and be who you want to be. Don't sit back and wish things were different, get up and make it happen.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

How laid back everyone is. Not in a bad way though. Everyone's easy to talk to and I feel like I have been treated to all sorts of different ways of learning and people. I feel as if my mind has been expanded in a variety of different ways both socially and academically through school work and social groups. The interdisciplinary schooling system also prepares well-rounded students who are able to make connections between many things throughout their lives.

Anne
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

No grades, one course at a time, interdiciplinary, teachers know and care about you. No TAs teaching

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

No grades, one course at a time, interdiciplinary, teachers know and care about you. No TAs teaching

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Don't worry about pre-reqs. Take the classes you want.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Conservative, biased, close minded, dislikes nature

kelsy
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell myself to learn to read in a more efficient way. I woudl also tell myself to learn you limits on becoming involv...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell myself to learn to read in a more efficient way. I woudl also tell myself to learn you limits on becoming involved with extracurricular activites and to always have yourself as top priority.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A kind of person who shoudn't attend this school is someone who doesnt want to experiment with their college career. Someone who expects to have their nose in a book the whole time they are in college. If a person wants a hard core structure, they won't find that at Evergreen.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frusterating thing about my school would be the amonut of things that a person can become involved. There are so many great opportunities and great clubs to join, but you can only do so much.

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