Evergreen is a public college located in Washington. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,330 undergraduate students. The Evergreen acceptance rate is 96%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities and Natural Sciences. Graduating 57% of students, Evergreen alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $24,300.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.46 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.50 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.50 responses
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- of students say they don't have Greek life.48 responses
- of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.67 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.36 responses
Evergreen State College Reviews
Evergreen is also a school with more ambition than it can afford. While it welcomes intelligent and radical-minded students, provides space for progressive discussion and growth, and preaches a collaborative learning environment, the institution is fundamentally still a state school. It simply cannot whole-heartedly practice what it preaches. Evergreen is also NOT the university for students still in the process of "trying out" college. The buy-in for the school's academics is high: students do not have to fight to maintain a high GPA because they are not graded.Students that need consistent structure and thrive on accountability through grades will fall apart at Evergreen. It is NOT the school for students accustomed to traditional academic structure. If you can fight through the new environment and new structure, manage your expectations for radicalism, and commit to be accountable for your own academic performance and pathway, then you will love Evergreen.
Generally friendly students and faculty, with learning tools and exploring new interests and skills being easy access and highly encouraged. Class set up as 16 credit programs where you can study 4 subjects brought together with an over arching theme, combined with the fact you're with the same group of 40-50 students create a interesting and personable experience with learning. However, classes are not set up to help students build advance skills nor prepare them for real world careers, politically ideologies lean center left to extreme left, which makes it troublesome when having in class debates, and the administration and staff don't exactly seem to care for the success of the students.
My overall experience with The Evergreen State College is positive, mostly as a result of meeting my significant other of 9 years. I transferred to Evergreen in 2009 after attending community college for 2 years. I entered Evergreen undecided on which area of focus I wanted to pursue, and I concluded my undergraduate degree this way too. What I learned from my undergrad years is that what you get out of going to school has much more to do with you than it does with school. I entered Evergreen with a great deal of expectation surrounding what college was supposed to do for me. After spending 2 years of my life among Evergreeners, and all the connotations that come with that, I realized that it's me who's got to have my back and make something of my investment of time. Drink the kombucha, dance to the beat of your own drum, your choices are yours to live with. It is my sincere hope that the events surrounding Evergreen's 2017 day of absence will be a teachable moment for us all.