Portland, OR
Portland State University


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Recent Reviews

Carolyn
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a great school for getting the job done. It is a good price and everyone is dedicated to graduating. It has a lot of re...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a great school for getting the job done. It is a good price and everyone is dedicated to graduating. It has a lot of returning students, single parents, and people working full time or multiple part time jobs. This means that people don't hang around after class, but leave to get things done so the on campus life is minimal. Additionally, most students commute to campus do to the expensiveness of the area it's in. The school worked great for my needs, but was not a place to go if you want a vibrant campus life.

Garrett
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When choosing a University I wanted something a little different than that of a typical college. Portland State is just that....

What is your overall opinion of this school?

When choosing a University I wanted something a little different than that of a typical college. Portland State is just that. The school is centered in Downtown Portland so there is always a lot going on. From political events, sports, to just daily life, Portland is a busy city and you are right in the middle of it. The university is a great place for someone who is looking for overall diversity. However, I have grown to believe that the university does not quite care that much for its students. Most of the professors are teaching nonsense, and when they aren't spewing meaningless words out of their mouth they are telling the class how they feel about our nations political scene. The university seems to silence those opposed to its seemingly required opinions while still hoping to make change. But, if you are still looking for a diverse school with a lot of diverse people who overuses the word DIVERSITY; then this is the school for you! Oh and one last thing, they seem to leave out a big secret that I will let you in on. The university is in the works of losing its accreditation in the coming years! How pleasant. Thank you for reading, I hope you make the right choice and don't come to Portland State.

joe
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Terrrible school don't reccommend it at all you will never have a's

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Terrrible school don't reccommend it at all you will never have a's

Ali
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I did Summer school at Portland State in 2017 and it was a great experience. Although Portland isn’t my favorite city, it wa...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I did Summer school at Portland State in 2017 and it was a great experience. Although Portland isn’t my favorite city, it was a better city than Salem. PSU has many different students from all over the world from many different backgrounds at PSU. I met people from Mali 🇲🇱, Malaysia 🇲🇾, Kuwait 🇰🇼, Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦, Nigeria 🇳🇬, China 🇨🇳, Japan 🇯🇵, Mauritius 🇲🇺, Venezuela 🇻🇪, and Ukraine 🇺🇦. The campus is centrally locates and the they have a nice gym for doing strength and conditioning and a nice practice field for playing soccer They have a wide variety of Student organizations including religious, cultural and sports organizations.

Ernesto
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At first I wasn't fond of the idea of the college being located in downtown Portland. The idea of all the busyness, the cars,...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

At first I wasn't fond of the idea of the college being located in downtown Portland. The idea of all the busyness, the cars, the noise, the smells really turned me off at first, I only went because I lived close, which made housing expenses cheaper. Once I started going, I began to actually enjoy the atmosphere of it all. It wasn't as busy as I had originally thought, actually quite quiet at times. The proximity to many businesses and restaurants is also a big plus. There are many food carts on campus, that all serve great food. There are many activities to be found, like the Portland Art Museum being only a few blocks away. Easy transportation by light rail to other parts of Portland, and many things to do right on campus, billiards, bowling, a prayer and meditation room, gardens, galleries, and much more. Overall, its quite a nice school, with an intelligent and friendly student body that cares. My only complaint is the fact that I got my degree in physics, and the physics department is not the most well-funded program at the school, which made the education in this particular field less than ideal, but still good.

Karthik
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I like how Portland state University has been placed in downtown and can easily get to places for opportunities to network in...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I like how Portland state University has been placed in downtown and can easily get to places for opportunities to network in the city. And it is a large enough campus where you can make an effort to do what you want while still having that feeling to keep going for opportunities. It is also really affordable for a university. And there are a lot of really good certificate programs.

Katie
What is your overall opinion of this school?

For my particular major it was an amazing school with a lot of opportunities for growth in academia, such as conferences, gue...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

For my particular major it was an amazing school with a lot of opportunities for growth in academia, such as conferences, guest lecturers, fellowship and scholarship offerings, etc. There were many ways to be active in student activity groups, study groups, student-organized events, and a lot more. I was a member of several student-run organizations and was employed part-time for the university to help with tuition payment. I had the opportunity to do a study abroad program overseas for multiple summers and one full academic year. There are many foreign languages you can study, with a lot of exposure to tutors and fellow students who are willing to help. The professors are usually available and happy to help. The one downside I encountered was that the politics of the school can get in the way of the student's studies. I found myself very discouraged at times after getting stuck in political games between professors and different departments. This was unfortunate, as it stressed me out so much that it took a lot of courage to finally continue to get my graduate degree. Overall great school for people who just want to get a degree and move on. It's not an amazing school if you see yourself staying in academia, and need to build long term relationships with professors.

Alejandra
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Very good school, I just wish they were more flexible and less expensive with the parking for students.

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Very good school, I just wish they were more flexible and less expensive with the parking for students.

Eden
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I think it's a very good fit for students who want an urban campus in Portland, Oregon. There are quite a lot of groups, club...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think it's a very good fit for students who want an urban campus in Portland, Oregon. There are quite a lot of groups, clubs, and artistic opportunities, and I would encourage students to get involved with activities on campus because you really get out what you put into your experience there.

Hanna
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Hugely diverse student population, not enough teachers or assistance when needed. Additional help can be found in the librar...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Hugely diverse student population, not enough teachers or assistance when needed. Additional help can be found in the library, second floor but the tutors are usually hit or miss, most of them don't seem to care about your understanding, they give you the answer and move on or critique your lack of understanding. There are probably more professors I have been told to avoid than to definitely take. Advising is also very backward in thinking, I left offices crying more often than not due to how discouraging and unhelpful they were, but I managed to figure things out on my own and I am happily graduated. Loved the food pantry service for students, and there is always dining available even during construction, which is always. PSU is always under construction and its always noisy, hard to focus even. PSU can be great for some but just was not helpful for me.

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  • 22,927
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $7,878
  • Acceptance rate
  • 66%

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