Portland, OR
Portland State University


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Recent Reviews

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.

Jobe
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 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.

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

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