Portland, OR
Portland State University


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Recent Reviews

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
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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
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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
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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.

Jobe
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Portland State is the only college I would ever want to call home. In the middle of it all, right down-town, PSU offers all t...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Portland State is the only college I would ever want to call home. In the middle of it all, right down-town, PSU offers all the facilities you could dream of, an incredible staff (professors, student teachers, counselors, and Residential Assistants), gorgeous housing -usually with private baths and sometimes kitchens- with an incredible roommate matching process (though a bit costly, as it it downtown Portland; but it couldn't be more convenient), and a politically & positively charged atmosphere amongst peers. If you are looking for a place to experience life, love, expression, culture, and friendship in the fullest, Portland State University is one of the best options you have. Hope to see you there!

Naimo
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Portland State University is a great school and I love it!! I enjoy being on campus. I stay late at the campus because I go t...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Portland State University is a great school and I love it!! I enjoy being on campus. I stay late at the campus because I go to the library to do my work and I feel very safe on campus. I like the class sizes and also the professors. They are nice and they try to stay available for students.

Esli
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It’s a good school overall, but could improve in more than one of ways. I don’t hate it, and I love the fact that it has a ci...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It’s a good school overall, but could improve in more than one of ways. I don’t hate it, and I love the fact that it has a city type feel to it. I have only gone there for one trimester, but already I feel like I fit in quite well and feel safe most of the time.

Hogan
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Good but not the best. No school spirit, just classes and your own separate friends. The classes are different in size from s...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Good but not the best. No school spirit, just classes and your own separate friends. The classes are different in size from small classes to big classes like biology lectures. Small classes are like english classes, especially the honors college. Overall good.

Artem
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Its a pretty amazing place to learn, although some of the buildings/facilities should get a makeover. Some places are a bit o...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Its a pretty amazing place to learn, although some of the buildings/facilities should get a makeover. Some places are a bit old and worn out. So far, my teachers have all been amazing. They were all very caring, and made me feel welcome at the school. There are many places to eat around the school.

Ludell
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is pretty good so far can't complain. The food that is provided to the students is honestly not the best but there are a h...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is pretty good so far can't complain. The food that is provided to the students is honestly not the best but there are a handful of places to eat around here. The education is great her and there are so many. The other students here are very nice, only because everyone want to make friends to one another, so if your looking for friends here its really easy. And they set up a lot of great activities so you can have something to do or plan ahead.

Details

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

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