Portland, OR
Portland State University


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Recent Reviews

Eden
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, 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.

Kristie
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It’s a good school, I enjoy going there, my professors and peers are respectful and intelligent and there are a variety of cl...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It’s a good school, I enjoy going there, my professors and peers are respectful and intelligent and there are a variety of classes offered. The downtown environment offers a good picture of the culture of the Pacific Northwest. There are many options for involvement in and off campus.

Sarah
What is your overall opinion of this school?

For my degree (Anthropology), I think the professors were amazing and the department provided a lot of opportunities for stud...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

For my degree (Anthropology), I think the professors were amazing and the department provided a lot of opportunities for students to get involved in the community and meet professionals. Most of the professors really cared about their students learning the material and being prepared for life after college.

Kate
What is your overall opinion of this school?

There were only two professors that I felt really made the experience, and the money, worth it. Most of the content was far f...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

There were only two professors that I felt really made the experience, and the money, worth it. Most of the content was far from thrilling and, once out in the field, I was able to recognize that hardly anything I had learned could be applied in real time. The facilities that we have access to are great as well as the opportunities for students no mater their focus. With it being an urban university, there are an overwhelming about of organizations that utilize the student body for internships and fellowships, which makes it a lot easier for students seeking such opportunities to get ahead. Outside of that, cost continues to rise with very little to show for outside of administrator's annual salary. Additionally, the school participates in hypocrisy with voicing they are with the progressive ideals of the student body while not listening or acting upon the communities concerns.

Marian
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Portland State is an overall great school if you like the vibes of downtown and less of a campus feel. There's plenty of plac...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Portland State is an overall great school if you like the vibes of downtown and less of a campus feel. There's plenty of places to go out and eat if you're into trying new food. Also, the class sizes are nice because they're a small ratio to professor and makes learning easier.

Jess
What is your overall opinion of this school?

As a young adult returning to higher Academia, Portland State is the perfect University for me. The campus is spread over bea...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

As a young adult returning to higher Academia, Portland State is the perfect University for me. The campus is spread over beautiful downtown Portland, creating a more urban and independent feel for students. The university does not conform to typical universities with sports and greek life playing a central role- but instead values the unique traits and interests people have to offer. I do not feel surrounded by kids fresh out of high school, and am continuously stimulated intellectually by my peers. The university is very inclusive to all walks of life, making this queer woman feel welcome and appreciated!

Whitney
What is your overall opinion of this school?

If you care greatly about having your voice heard, or you desire to belong because you feel you aren't accepted anywhere else...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

If you care greatly about having your voice heard, or you desire to belong because you feel you aren't accepted anywhere else, I'd wholeheartedly welcome you to Portland State University. We have thousands of students from many different countries, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and ages. We like food trucks, supporting marginalized students, and protesting loud and often. We also have strong opinions about everything. Since we're located in downtown Portland, we students have access to the street car and bike-friendly roads (yay for saving the planet). If you can't help but commute, be ready to dish a few hundred bucks per term. Being downtown means sacrificing the quiet green pastures of a regular college campus, but it also means you don't have to walk very far to hit the town. All in all there's a lot to say about Portland State University. Perhaps for me, it's a great school for pursuing almost any degree, yet in their overwhelming push to make everyone feel included, it's hard not to feel some isolation. Maybe it's the "big city", or the sheer amount of students and thus lack of a snug college community. Whatever it is, I suggest making your best effort to get involved. If you choose Portland State as your college destination, be prepared for #KeepPortlandWeird. It's a weird place.

Mariana
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I believe that my school is a multiracial school that is equal to everyone and we all treat each other with respect and love ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I believe that my school is a multiracial school that is equal to everyone and we all treat each other with respect and love and support one another. On every classroom you meet new people that make good impact in your life. It can either be the teacher or a classmate.

Khanh
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Portland State University is alright Despite not yet attending it, I have visited it many time. There is a bowling area withi...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Portland State University is alright Despite not yet attending it, I have visited it many time. There is a bowling area within the school, and as it’s located in the downtown area of Portland, there is many food cart. I experience PSU through the weekly volunteer for it’s food pantry. I think it’s an alright place for me to attend in the future.

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

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