The Evergreen State College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (8)
During my undergrad the education was fantastic. However, they did not prepare me for after graduation. During my time at Evergreen the career coaches were not informed. And after graduation I did not get any support from the school or faculty. I sought outside help by hiring a career coach. I found out that to complete my credentialing to have the career I want I must complete a masters degree.
Evergreen gives you the flexibility to design your own course of study. It's great if you are highly self-motivated, know exactly what you want to study, and/or want to have a laid back college career. Downside: sometimes it felt too small with not enough options.
I thoroughly enjoyed my time at The Evergreen State College. The classes were well structured and challenging. The professors were hands on and they were always available to discuss career goals or topics of interest. I highly recommend this school to students interested in being challenged in both work load and ideals.
Excellent for the self guided individual. Provides opportunities that would not be found elsewhere for undergraduates. However you get out only as much as you put in, this is not a school for someone who needs close monitoring or hand holding in education.
The Evergreen State College introduced me to the life I have held close and secret for as long as I can remember. I appeased myself with one day, then as the years kept piling up they turned into someday. As I fought to finally earn my A.A. degree in Film at 38, I’d been whipped and slammed into believing someday, one day would never come. Everything grows at The Evergreen State College, it is green and that there is proof of a beginning… teachers gave me permission to wonder, to explore, and to question a path that healed the original me. The Evergreen State College supported my natural born talents, so that I could feed myself everyday and finally fill empty pages and stages with today.
I enjoyed having the option of building my own degree and curriculum, I think it's important to have that experience. Luckily, TESC was very flexible and my professors were excellent.
My college experience was great. I learned to write and think critically. My school learning ratio was 1 professor per 25 students and I liked all of my instructors. They actually cared that you learn to write and make sound arguments and decisions. I didn't have to take a whole lot of tests and I didn't have grades. My growth in 4 years was incredible. After Evergreen I could write very well. I think learning writing and comprehension are far more important than remembering facts and dates and taking tests. I love my current job and I'm so fortunate to be here. I think I would have done something in STEM. (Science, technology, engineering and math)That's where the money and the cool jobs are at. The people I know with STEM degrees make more money, have cooler jobs, and get promoted quickly and are very satisfied with their lives. If you're thinking about doctor or lawyer, don't do it. Do science and technology. The industry is blowing up in our lifetime and I'm watching it happen before my eyes and I'm watching my generation struggle to get jobs because they aren't qualified. Do the hard work and get a degree in STEM. Do it for 4 years and just completely dig into it. You can still party and have fun but resign yourself to your schoolwork and do the best you possibly can. It goes by incredibly fast and if you have a STEM degree, you will have a job out of college, I promise you that.
Evergreen is amazing if you navigate it correctly. They do not make you take any class you do not want to take. However, if you plan on going to graduate school, you really have to think about how you will be getting your necessary credits. You can make your own class through a contract if none of the classes give you the credits that you desire. At Evergreen, you get out what you put in. If you work hard, you will get an amazing education. Yes. I have always wanted to be a teacher. Currently I am in their masters program, and it is challenging, but it is teaching me how to become a strong teacher. It is hard to find the path you want. Once you find what you want to do, work hard at achieving your goal. It will pay off in the end.