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2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW Olympia, WA 98505
2700 Evergreen Parkway NorthwestUSWashingtonOlympia98505
(360) 867-6000evergreen.edu
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Evergreen is a progressive, public liberal arts and sciences college located in Olympia, Washington, in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
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"Go to a better school if you are pulling student loans."
"Some of the students run around without shoes."
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Mary Dismuke
2 weeks ago
Waste of money. Go to a better school if you are pulling student loans. This includes, people going for the undergraduate or grad degree. Don't even kid yourself and go to this school. Teachers don't have a clue and constantly changing the syllabus. Lose credits if you miss a class or assign last minute work. I am in a grad program and I seriously bored out of my mind and am getting nothing from it except a piece of paper. Constantly using papers from my undergrad and I am doing a great job!! Psh, please. Oh and I forget to mention that people have a seriously lack of hygiene!! Doesn't matter how much they soak in patchouli, they seriously reek. Some of the students run around without shoes. Some freaky, weird, and hippy, dippy people go to this school. Seriously a waste of your time and money. Don't listen to me, at least go spend the day there and see for yourself.
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Benjamin Webb
2 weeks ago
Shorthaird, curly hair blonde guy who works in the Bookstore stalked me, death threatened me, called me white privileged when I was at school because of MY AMERICAN INDIAN ELDERS that are self-made, and now is getting a degree because the administration that's getting thrown out defended him and his mommy and daddy didn't mind that he's a ****up to the point he'd do that at school.
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H Burns
6 months ago
Excellent opportunities for studying field ecology, top notch sciences, relaxed, non-oppressive atmosphere.
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Caril Ridley
2 years ago
The Evergreen State College is a Liberal Arts institution born of academic freedom, and self-determination; it functions without the hierarchy or judgments imbued by the grading of students. Evergreen is an idealist growing from a pristine forest offering a hundred-thousand opportunities, interacting with the primal forces we call humanity, it’s expressions pushing the limits of convention every-day, in every-way, exploring the interstices of human thought, examining civilization, creating change through success-and-failure with experimentation unleashed among young and eager minds, that thing we call learning! Those feeling assaulted by the unknown-and-untried, those relying on the rules-of-tradition without question, may feel challenged—as challenge lingers in the air of this exceptional freethinking campus,imbuing every student and every guest with the power to pronounce “this is me and this is what I think”. It offers every visiter an opportunity to expand on who they are by expressing unabashed freedom in a colloquium where questioning reigns and learning finds breadth and depth, and meaning. Yes, I’m an alumnus with accomplishments and pride in my undergrad experience as a student of TESC. Its philosophy of inquiry launched me, and like me empowers thousands of eager students every year in ways that change the broader world of ideas by freeing the human spirit and empowering a new generation of un-bounding potential. Thank you Evergreen for being in Washington State, for stumbling with our youth, for taking the risk and the challenge, for guiding students and for leading the way... Caril Ridley Cultural Anthropologist
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Joomi Lee
2 months ago
This review reflects hindsight knowledge. That kind of vision is always 20/20 vision. I can't change the past so I can only make best use of what I know now. Hopefully, you'll benefit from my mistakes. I took a bunch of useless classes. The reason I say useless is because the important things I learned at this school I would have learned on my own if I had never gone to this school. My major was in Sociology. It is a fluff degree. It only looks good on a piece of paper. Sociology majors are a dime a dozen. Good visual artists are also a dime a dozen. I'm one of those life long internal learners. Checking out books from the local library is always free unless you are ordering an ILL. That just costs $3 at some libraries. At other libraries this service is provided for free. I made the mistake of taking some film credits. I can clearly remember three films that were not fit for a true Christian. I didn't have the assertiveness to excuse myself from those particular film classes at the time and offer the professor a suitable replacement project in exchange. After all, syllabi are not set in stone. They are not the Bible. I liked most of my college classmates but I don't keep in touch with any of them. I don't keep in touch with any of my high school classmates either. In fact, I didn't attend any of my high school reunions. Evergreen is the only college I applied to because the other traditional schools didn't appeal to me. I was happy to receive my acceptance letter. Since then I've visited my brother's school at Berkeley, the University of WA campus, Manhattanville College, Cal State of San Bernardino, and worked on campus at Tacoma Community College. I also visited the main library frequently at Pacific Lutheran University and had one informational interview at the University of Puget Sound so I have a somewhat basis for comparison. I wasn't impressed with the way Evergreen's classrooms were set up until I was able to compare them to my brother's cramped English classroom at Berkeley, an Ivy League school. I could barely breathe! I think my brother even said most of the classrooms at Berkeley were ergonomically unfriendly. Evergreen's library is very nice, comparable to PLU's library. I only joined two student groups here, the Asian American student group and the Christian group. I didn't feel at home with either group but I do remember that one fellow Christian woman and I made a connection, how homogenous the Greener community can be with their alternative, punk, granola vibe. Straight edge students are few and far between at this school. Even one of my professors openly admitted to smoking marijuana. One of my lesbian classmates said only 5% of the student community was Gay. Later on I understood her to mean Gay as in "out of the closet." I suspected another 25% were "in the closet." Unfortunately, year after year, some buffoon of a "Christian" would visit the main campus with a long horn, yelling and shouting a hateful, self-righteous, and so called "Christian" diatribe at the student community. Contrast this with a different Christian man who spoke calmly and mildly to the students at UW. The students here listened to him with interest and respect. The former man got booed and hissed at by most of the students. He gives the Christian community a bad name. They already have a bad enough reputation as it is. Super Saturday is always a fun, large, farmer's market of sorts. Overall I did like this school but I don't think it was worth my money and the high interest rate I'm still paying on my student loan. Thankfully in 12 more months I'll be done paying down my college debt. Back then I believed the lie that college loans are "good" debt. I play the "what if" game on random occasion, wishing I could live life over again and do things like: participate in my high school's "Head Start" program and get a free vocational or community college degree. My grades were good enough that I qualified for this program. I wonder what would have happened if I had taken that horticulture class way back then?
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Loren Switzer
3 months ago
I love my school. Great education, and extremely friendly environment. Generally, if you are a negative person, you won't like any school. If you have an open mind and a good attitude, you will have the best four years of your life here.
Zoe Bear
a year ago
I go to this school. I'm sitting in my dorm, right now. I'm telling you from personal experience that this is what I think about Evergreen, and it's my opinion that you may or may not agree with. Moving on. School wise, you get great resources, friendly staff, great classes, and a wide variety of options to choose from in terms of what you want to learn. I really enjoy studying here, and I think that if you live off campus and have your own agenda outside the school, it's remarkable. You'll be sure to find success and a path in education that you'll love and learn from. You won't be disappointed if you know where to look and what you want to do. HOWEVER, the populace of Evergreen is pretty... hippie. Not to say that's a bad thing, but if you're not into that lifestyle, you're not going make many friends. You're going find people who aren't, but it's hard. The weed and substance culture is absurd here as well. It's hard to avoid and most of the time you won't. It's not just some of the populace either. Either you're smoking, or you're drinking. That's pretty much how it goes. Also, if your views challenge the liberal agenda, good luck not getting pounced on by every student under the age of 21 in a 5 mile radius. Also, our mascot is a penis clam. Not even joking. The populace doesn't take itself very seriously either, so don't expect to find many students who live on campus to honestly take the school super seriously either. The running joke is that we're what happens with the movie Accepted comes to life. Also, the organization of the administration is a little questionable. In short, Evergreen is a great little school that treats each student as an individual and a success. You'll find great resources to latch onto and even better classes and professors to help you achieve your goal. Just be aware that this school is a breeding ground for hipsters. So if you're not as into that as I am, it might not be the fit for you.
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Turiyan Gold
2 years ago
We used to call them Trustifarian's. The saddest part of this place is that its build in indian land, and people may not want to know this, unless things have changed, US law has no jurisdiction there. Did they ever get around to giving campus security guns? The reason that its sad is because the non-Indian faculty seem to act like they own and run the place. If your not gay, lesbian, bisexual or lets just say "whatever" and your not in bed with the rest of the teachers or faculty you might expect a little trouble. For non-indians they seem to act with a strong sense of entitlement. Being at "one with nature" because you dance naked in the rain to a guy pounding a bongo in tribute to the earth mother goddess doesn't count. We need more people to start telling the truth of how things are on campus. Its not a bad school per se. They just need people that don't have questionable preferences and habits running the place. If things haven't changed since the mid-80s? Don't expect miracles then. Hostile environment if your not part of the LBGT "community". The LBGT folks are some of the most racist I've ever seen. You give them a rope and they think they are cowboys.
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