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Evergreen State College

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityF Faculty AccessibilityC
Useful SchoolworkD- Excess CompetitionC
Academic SuccessF Creativity/ InnovationD+
Individual ValueA+ University Resource UseF
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyC- FriendlinessC
Campus MaintenanceB+ Social LifeD
Surrounding CityC- Extra CurricularsD
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Arrogant, Approachable, Broken Spirit, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Arrogant, Condescending, Unhelpful, Self Absorbed

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Date: Feb 07 2007
Major: Journalism (This Major's Salary over time)
I expected much, much more out of this school. While the idea of learning for learning's sake is brilliant (instead of letter grades, you recieve evaluations regarding your work), in practice, it simply does not work enough of the time. Of course, this is in my experience. Perhaps if I were interested in Women's Studies, Ecology, or Postmodernism, I might be singing a different tune. One very nice thing about it are the contracts, which allow you to draft your idea for independent study, get it approved by a professor, and get credit for it.

There are simply not enough courses. This is a huge problem for someone interested in specific fields.

There are some very positive things at Evergreen. I learned how to get along with people through Seminar. Seminar is a small group of people who discuss ideas the instructor has gone over. It's a great way to learn more about people and yourself, also, to re-evaluate your ideas and make friendships.

Some of the professors are hugely ignorant and self-absorbed. Some of them are just plain confused. Some of them are excellent at teaching. It's a mixed bag. The student body is also mixed. There are a lot of interesting hipsters and 'progressive thinkers', but also a bunch of washed-out hippies and idiots who spout out bullshit.

Just beware. Know what you want. Blah blah blah.

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