Western Washington vs. Evergreen

<p>Hey, </p>

<p>I need to decide if I want to go to WWU or Evergreen by May 1st, which, apparently, is this Sunday.</p>

<p>I visited them both this week, and I like both of them for different reasons.</p>

<p>There were more people at Evergreen that were like me (from what I saw/heard), and it seems to be a very self-directed style, which I like.</p>

<p>plus there was a drum circle</p>

<p>However, it's small (4,000), and I'm skeptical as to how effective and self-directed the "programs" actually are. I'm also concerned about the quality of other students.. even though I like hippies and am sometimes accused of being one, I don't want to be surrounded by them, especially "burn outs" whose whole philosophy/identity is just based on what image they want to portray. But not everyone I saw there looked like that, so that's good.</p>

<p>WWU is more of the size I want, and I like Bellingham more than Olympia, and I liked the campus itself more, the "feel" was very comfortable.</p>

<p>However, it seemed like I wouldn't identify with the students as much over there, or if I did, I might jeopardize what I want to do with my life (maybe convince myself to do a major I don't want to do.. I don't know.. The students seemed a lot like my high school, which is fine I guess, I don't have any trouble making friends over here, but I feel that if I met more peple like me, I would maybe define myself better or something... like right now.. if I wanted to go to black and white photographs with someone and then discuss them, I wouldn't be able to find anyone to go with me, but I'm hoping that wherever I go to college I'll be able to find people to. OF course, being with different kinds of people can influence you for the better, and perhaps make me more unique/Idon'tknowwhat</p>

<p>I'm rambling now.</p>

<p>Anyways, anyone have any insight/opinions/advice for me? </p>

<p>Oh yeah, I plan to major in writing or literature, but I also want to experiment with art and photography and movies </p>

<p>thanks</p>

<p>Try posting this on the Parents forum, too. There are a number of people who seem knowledgeable about Evergreen whoi post regularly.</p>