Portland, OR
Portland State University


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Recent Reviews

safia
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall, the school has some great programs and there are professors who are dedicated to their fields. I was just accepted t...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall, the school has some great programs and there are professors who are dedicated to their fields. I was just accepted to the Bachelors of Social Work (BSW) and recently had my first meeting with my program's academic advisor and I really felt like I was able to get all of my questions about the program answered and have all of my anxieties addressed. I haven't actually taken any on campus classes since I was accepted into Portland State University because I was duel-enrolled at Portland Community College and taking classes on campus there, but from the times I have been on campus and I have enjoyed spending time in the park blocks as well as some of the facilities that are specifically offered to the the social work students such as a roof top green space that is available for a break during the day or a quiet study session. However, there things that I think make it less than ideal for a traditional university experience. Portland State is in the middle of downtown Portland, meaning that it is a very urban campus that doesn't offer much of the traditional university experience. I have visited several other schools' campuses in the area such as Lewis and Clark University, University of Portland, University of Oregon, etc. These campuses give you the feeling of a more traditional campus that is more self-contained and less integrated into the actually city it is a part of. While Portland State being an urban campus does offer its own set of benefits, you are in close proximity to many restaurants, off campus housing, the city's beautiful parks and hiking spots, you do lose out on some of that "college campus" feeling.

alexa
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a nice school but I think that Portland State University is too open for someone students. Also the campus being in dow...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a nice school but I think that Portland State University is too open for someone students. Also the campus being in downtown campus is a little dangerous at night. Study Abroad Program is amazing here I highly recommend for students to study in Seoul South Korea.

Brandon
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I'm a psychology/pre-med student. I've attended 2 other universities and I have really enjoyed PSU. I have had excellent pro...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I'm a psychology/pre-med student. I've attended 2 other universities and I have really enjoyed PSU. I have had excellent professors consistently. The science departments are great. There is easy access to a multitude of resources to help you succeed. The administration can be a bit frustrating (financial aid office, etc.) but that seems to be normal in the university realm.

Jessica
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I have attended Portland State University for both my undergraduate and graduate programs. It's an interesting campus in an ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I have attended Portland State University for both my undergraduate and graduate programs. It's an interesting campus in an urban setting, making it truly unique. I love the bike culture on campus and there are numerous spaces to safely park your bike whether you live on or off campus. I wish that there were better options for food, as the current options get somewhat old.

Feeyee
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I am a freshmen at PSU and from my personal experience the students and staff are very welcoming and helpful. They assisted m...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I am a freshmen at PSU and from my personal experience the students and staff are very welcoming and helpful. They assisted me during the college application process and answered my questions about scholarships and programs. I'm looking forward to starting classes at PSU.

Jhoselyn
What is your overall opinion of this school?

They promote diversity, but they are not a really diverse campus. They also hire a lot of adjuncts so they do not have to pay...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

They promote diversity, but they are not a really diverse campus. They also hire a lot of adjuncts so they do not have to pay a professor a full salary. Adjuncts are great professors, but because they are not there it is kind of hard to find them and meet with them because time is very limited.

Cameran
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I am really fortunate that I live in Portland and am able to attend PSU. It is the exact school I wanted to attend for campus...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I am really fortunate that I live in Portland and am able to attend PSU. It is the exact school I wanted to attend for campus life, location, quality of education and resources available to students. Many friends who have attended have given really strong recommendations.

Gabrijel
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I find Portland State University amazing in more than one way, all professors are amazing, not only we gain knowledge but cla...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I find Portland State University amazing in more than one way, all professors are amazing, not only we gain knowledge but classes are fun and easy to follow. PSU is downtown, so there are a lot of opportunities for amazing cultural events, great food, fun and during summer a lot of festivals. I would recommend PSU to everyone, it offers a lot academically and as life experience.

Kim
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall Portland State University is a great University to attend. I completed most of my degree online while overseas, so I ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall Portland State University is a great University to attend. I completed most of my degree online while overseas, so I didn't get a feel for campus life. The schools online business degree program was very well done and attainable. The professor were available and encouraging.

Yves
What is your overall opinion of this school?

This school is really great for those who live on campus and seek opportunities. All the students who I've talked to who liv...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

This school is really great for those who live on campus and seek opportunities. All the students who I've talked to who live off campus lament how difficult it is to hang out with friends and participate in school events and activities due to their location away from the school. We have a plethora of cultural resources and events happening weekly as well as classes offered by the rec center. Students pay for these through their tuition and rec center fee, but many do not take advantage of them! My advice is to actively look for events going on and GO TO THEM, even if only for food to bring back home. PSU is located in the heart of Portland, so you can get anywhere through cheap public transportation within 45 minutes. Also, there are a TON of things going on in Portland outside of the campus, that students don't pay attention to. Check out the meetups going on, local communities and groups on social media, and local events going on. You can get a lot of free food, network, and learn about something new that you might have never even thought about before, like the proper techniques for foraging or how to basket weave while also addressing the invasive English Ivy ecological problem. Portland has so much to offer, but you must constantly and actively look for and go to events in order to actually reap the benefits.

Details

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

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