Portland, OR
Tuition (in-state)
$7,696 ($3,232)
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Reviews 991 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Junior

Facilities: There are at least 4 different campuses of PCC. So sometimes you need to cross the entire city to go to class.

5 College Junior

Campus Resources: Tons of available resources. You just need to figure out what you want and go find it.

5 College Junior

Campus Resources: computer network at school is great. Lots of computer labs.

3 College Junior

Career Services: Some good oppurtunites...but also lots of trash. People want you to have a degree to be a barista.

3 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: Excellent in some programs, including my major, Multimedia

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4 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: Good internships and work opportunities

3 College Sophomore

Student Body: Students are older, average age is 36. Diversity reflects our community, about 10% black, 10% Asian

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Career Services: I have not used this service and cannot rate it

3 College Freshman

Campus Resources: I love sylvania's library. It has a lot of individual study rooms and other useful facilities.

3 College Freshman

Campus Resources: PCC's wifi can be hard to access at times.

3 College Freshman

Academic Flexibility: Classes fill up quickly and I hate the attendance policy.

3 College Freshman

Academic Experience: Workload can be really large depending on the class because you mostly only meet two days a week.

2 College Freshman

Academic Experience: They don't offer very many journalism and communication classes. They get cancelled pretty often as well.

4 College Freshman

Tuition & Financial Aid: Tuition for PCC isn't bad and financial aid typically goes through quickly.

3 College Freshman

Student Body: PCC has a very strange student base but is very diverse.

3 College Freshman

Career Services: It took PCC over a term to transfer some of my credits

3 College Freshman

Facilities: Social scene is typically older students, mainly parents and people who already have careers.

3 College Freshman

Online Courses: Online courses can be tricky due to actual class meetings

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: PCC is one of the best community colleges I have been to. The teachers are well organized, the campus is well laid out and people are helpful. The foreign language department is amazing. The teachers use immersion to prep you for moving on to a four year university. They even have free tutoring through volunteers from previous terms or with foreign exchange students. It is impossible to fail your classes. The foreign language teachers work very hard to make sure you know the material and can advance forward.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: So far my experience has been great. Teachers have taken time after class to a address certain issues I had, and they had great communication and listening.

4 College Freshman

Student Body: A wide range of different sorts of people all over campus

3 College Freshman

Tuition & Financial Aid: I only was registered for the pell grant and student loans by financial aid. All other scholarship options I had to look into myself.

5 College Freshman

Academic Experience: so far teacher communication and general faculty staff have been very helpful. Curriculum has flexible options, and registration was quick and easy. Tutors are available all the time.

College Freshman

Academic Experience: Am taking pre-req classes at the moment. Do not have any direct experience as of yet in the field of my major.

4 College Freshman

Campus Resources: Good library and computer lab. Wish bookstore had DAWS


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Trung Hoang
nghe an, vietnam
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Unlike universities with sometimes 100 students in a class, PCC is conducive for intimate learning, with small class sizes that allow for good one-on-one instruction. Even though PCC enrolls some 83,000 students, the campuses are spread out so that there isn't too much crowding on one particular campus. Even then, though, parking can still be a problem, as it's the no. 1 thing students list among their complaints about the school. 

In terms of students, you will find people from every walk of life at PCC, as the College draws students from all over. However, one drawback to students with the main goal of furthering their education is that it can be hard to make friends sometimes. Nevertheless, PCC students are still very friendly and welcoming; it's just that being a community college makes it so people come to class and then go home. PCC staff is very friendly, as well. Sometimes, you may see your instructor as not just someone teaching you, but someone you can go to as a mentor and friend. Instructors are usually very interested in the general success of their students.

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