Because that’s what it is… a bubble. Sometimes it’s a good thing, sometimes it’s bad, but whatever your take is upon living within it, no one can deny that it changes you. Evergreen is a place of change. Nothing exists unaffected. If you are unaffected, then you’ll hate it here. There is no room for apathy.
Evergreen is a beautiful, liberal arts college that offers a unique experience using interdisciplinary learning (see: no grades) and evaluations to shape education. Evergreen is a place where you get exactly what you put into your education. Some people will attend, slack off and skim through their entire education… and have a poor transcript but a degree to show for it. Others will work their butts off, investing time and caring, and push themselves… and they will emerge unrecognizable. They will excel and thrive.
No grades you say? It’s not easy… evaluations written by your professor as well as yourself, are more telling than a simple letter could ever be. Do all the work but miss tons of class? Your absences will be mentioned, possible credit will be docked… Accountability is key and personal responsibility is a must.
Overall, amazing. I am currently an Elderly Sophomore and loving every minute I spend at Evergreen.over 5 years ago