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.