Portland, OR
Portland State University


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Recent Reviews

Lynette
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is beautiful and clean unlike some areas of the city. Busy like any city and challenging to find but still manageable if y...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is beautiful and clean unlike some areas of the city. Busy like any city and challenging to find but still manageable if you drive so plan to arrive early. The academics, financial aid and staff were generally accurate but a professional in one field is better for specific questions. There weren't many concession stands or places for food in the halls but anyone can buy lunch off-campus, and there was a grocery store for extra necessities. A ton of stairs so take breaks often and bring plenty of water. It was cold so bring a heavy coat for the time you attend. Also, plenty of attractions to visit within a 5 block radius. The atmosphere was vibrant and artistic so don't be afraid to interact with strangers.

Jennica
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It's a commuter college where people are going to finish their degrees and join the work force. People take their education p...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's a commuter college where people are going to finish their degrees and join the work force. People take their education pretty seriously and you'll find lots of support educationally. I personally see very little party behavior or drugs, and many students are activists for groups they support and ideas they believe in.

Madeline
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Portland State University is a diverse campus in regards to interests, culture, and sexual orientation. The classes I've had ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Portland State University is a diverse campus in regards to interests, culture, and sexual orientation. The classes I've had the privilege of taking, such as Queer Theory and Writing as Critical Inquiry, are challenging because they encourage you to expand your perspective and adopt alternative thought processes. The campus, lined with trees, is stunning all year round; especially during the fall when the leaves begin to change. I don't think I've seen one gum wrapper or coca cola cup on our sidewalks in the two years I've attended PSU. It doesn't hurt that there's always a good brewery, music venue, or restaurant within walking distance! If you can't walk, don't fret; the public transportation is incredible. The city is bustling with fresh fruit and veggie markets, counterculture hairdos, and all the dogs you could dream of petting. On campus housing is beautiful, however, I've chosen to live in the Northwest because the homes for rent on the west side of the Willamette have an undeniable charm that I'm quite drawn to. If we're not marching in protest and solidarity on the weekends you can usually find us at the Portland Art Museum, any McMenamin's, or hiking the countless trails that Portland has to offer (if the sun decides to make a rare appearance). Overall, PSU provides an academic environment that nurtures intellectual development for all of their students regardless of race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation. They provide the true definition of equity in education.

Italia
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I love the atmosphere and the ability to have nature incorporated into my daily walks around campus, specially the ability to...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love the atmosphere and the ability to have nature incorporated into my daily walks around campus, specially the ability to take public transportation around even if it is not included in tuition. Parking however is hellish and permits are ridiculously expensive. There are a variety of food carts from all over the world. As well as clubs for anything you want practically.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

Something that I wish someone had told me about freshman year was how much I would have to balance work, school, and social life together. I need to plan out every hour of the day practically in order to keep high grades and work to pay my tuition as well as having some friends outside of class.

Chelsea
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I moved here about 3 weeks ago, and I love it. It's a bit tough to make friends but everyone is very friendly and always look...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I moved here about 3 weeks ago, and I love it. It's a bit tough to make friends but everyone is very friendly and always looking to help you out around in town. Campus is beautiful and really easy to get to everything. The dorms are either very social or not social at all, so you have to go out and find people.

narges
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Portland State is a very diverse school. If you are bohemian/ a hipster, Portland State is definitely the school for you. The...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Portland State is a very diverse school. If you are bohemian/ a hipster, Portland State is definitely the school for you. Theres a wide range of clubs at Portland State so it is easy for everyone to find their crowd of people. Sports aren't as big of a deal compared to other Oregon Universities. Additionally, there is no greek life and there are not to many parties on campus.

Krista
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I am from a small town so I can say being in the middle of a city it a big change. However I have fallen in love with Portlan...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I am from a small town so I can say being in the middle of a city it a big change. However I have fallen in love with Portland and I'm not sure I will ever leave. I love this school it is full of people who share the same political views as me and the same views of the world as me. it's a great place to be.

Kassandra
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Portland State is booming with friendly faces and and exciting activities. Being in the center of the city creates great opp...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Portland State is booming with friendly faces and and exciting activities. Being in the center of the city creates great opportunities academically and socially. The class sizes are moderate, however, the teachers are caring and seek to help students succeed.

Mikhaila
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I love living on campus. Portland state is right on the edge of downtown Portland, so it's easy to get anywhere in the city, ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love living on campus. Portland state is right on the edge of downtown Portland, so it's easy to get anywhere in the city, and there are tons of food places within a five minute walk of my dorm. The buildings are beautiful and the landscape is amazing. I love it here

Alejandra
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I enjoy studying at Portland State University (PSU). It sits on the heart of Portland, in the downtown area. This means that ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I enjoy studying at Portland State University (PSU). It sits on the heart of Portland, in the downtown area. This means that there is always something fun and exciting happening on and off campus. Everyone is really open-minded and accepting, which made moving into Portland much easier for me. PSU offers a wide variety of majors and classes, making it more accessible for all types of people. There are a lot of resource centers on campus for anyone and everyone who may need or want some extra help with anything in their personal or academic lives. Overall, I am happy so far with my experience at PSU.

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

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