With campus along the shores of Puget Sound, The Evergreen State College is a public liberal arts institution in Washington’s state capital of Olympia. Evergreen offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees without formal majors and students, also known as “Greeners,” create personalized degree programs from over 60 fields of study, also offering its students access to high-grade equipment such as nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopes, studio cameras, and 3D printers. In addition, Evergreen does not issue letter grades and its professors instead write narrative evaluations of students’ work. For a break from academia, the Evergreen campus features hiking trails, an organic farm, and a beach.
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Evergreen is a unique educational experience. Each student is responsible for their own education in a meaningful way; you can't get by just taking notes and passing tests here. Come here if you want your perspective on life challenged and ultimately changed.
Ursula from Olympia, WA
I love attending The Evergreen State College because of the top quality education, student-supportive learning environment, and tailoring of educational experience based on my individual needs. Professors get to know you and celebrate your growth each quarter with an in-depth evaluation. The campus is also environmentally friendly, green and beautiful!
It is a fantastic liberal arts college. It has great options for self motivated individuals. It is a great place for finding out what you want to do in life.
David from Olympia, WA
People are nice here. It rains a lot. School is as easy or as challenging as you want it to be.
Evergreen pushes students beyond just learning to know and into learning to understand and apply their knowledge. Because it is a state college, Evergreen State is a great value for your money. If location is what you're looking for, Evergreen's campus is located in beautiful Western Washington and has often been mistaken for a national forest.
Suzanne from Burlington, WA
Evergreen is a. environmentally friendly school. Evergreen accepts everyone for who they are, it is a school that you don't have to pretend to be someone your not. Evergreen is a liberal arts school that prides it's self on diversity and equality.
Andrea from Lacey, WA
You can't summarize this college in just three sentences. This school is unlike any traditional style college; to quote it's website: its new and different, dynamic and relevant. The best things about this school; there are no grades, all classes are interdisciplinary, its student-centered, and the sense of unity and collaboration is unmistakable.