Portland, OR
Tuition (in-state)
$22,863 ($7,653)
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Reviews 1500 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Senior

Majors: At first I thought it was just a bunch of hoops to jump through, but now I see why it was so strict. Very challenging but very educational. I'll feel confident in my abilities when I leave.

5 College Senior

Nightlife: In the middle of the biggest city in the state, and a cultural center of the nation. Yeah, you'll never have enough time for it all.

2 College Senior

Campus Housing: century old buildings that would be condemned if not owned by the university, or, private for-profit corporations that regularly violate laws regarding living areas.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: The university operates with general courses and "college of..." courses. (business, art, engineering, health, urban studies) These colleges are entire built around the curriculum they are trying to teach, and are usually of excellent quality. The exception arises when a professor from one college is asked to teach to a different field, and the quality is basically erased. The general courses are hit and miss though.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I can't go a day without hearing the word "internship". So many for such a variety of places and fields that it's almost annoying.

5 College Senior

Diversity: You can't get away from the diversity, it's so assimilated you'd hardly be able to function unless you just accept it.

5 College Junior

Athletics: A lot of fans and students are very supportive of most all sports on campus, obviously some more than others. Sports is a big part of the school.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I feel safe on campus during the day while I'm there. At night I would be a bit skeptical. Not sure how much security there is at night, but the more the better I would suspect, because campus is downtown Portland. Lot's of homeless and can get kind of scary.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: It's hard to tell most of the time if they are gay or not. It doesn't matter. I don't have a problem with it and I don't know of anyone else that does. They are very accepted.

4 College Junior

Diversity: Anything and anyone goes at Portland. Very diverse and pretty much all accepted. If you don't like something or someone, people just ignore and move on.

4 College Junior

Facilities: Has a lot of variety and space and accommodations and room for everyone.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Portland has a variety of different restaurants, so you can find any kind of food, if you know where to look. You have to kind of know the area or have a map. Sometimes a little costly.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Portland has a lot to offer, but the safety is lacking. Also the parking sucks. The worst. Lots to do tho as far as shopping, sports, parks, etc.

1 College Junior

Scholarships: By the time I got signed up for classes and got in touch with financial aid, I missed the FAFSA deadline by one day for the summer classes. I thought 2014-15 worked for summer, but it didn't. So now I have NO aid for summer. Not sure what I'm going to do. Financial Aid Office told me to contact tuition dept and ask to make payments. When I did that, they told me no such thing.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: I don't hang out at school after class, so it's not an issue with me.

4 College Junior

Campus Dining: Like I said, I'm new, but there is a variety of vegetarian options, which I am, so that's nice. More options than other schools I've been to.

3 College Junior

Nightlife: I'm new to the school, so haven't experienced a lot of partying, but it seems like a fun place and can't wait to find out.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Just beginning classes, so seem okay. A lot of info in a short time. Professors are great. Dealing with the school overall to sign up and financial aid has been a nightmare.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: I was accepted into the Teaching the Visually Impaired program, and it took forever to get accepted; hence my problems with getting financial aid and class sign-ups on time, etc.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Lots to choose from. Lots of healthy options.. I mean come on, its Portland.

4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Im dating a biology major, and couldn't ask for anything better.

College Senior

Campus Housing: I don't live on campus.

College Senior

Greek Life: Dont know much about it honestly.

4 College Senior

Facilities: The training facilities are great. The classrooms are wonderful. The science buildings are superb.

4 College Senior

Facilities: Its an urban environment, and the school has a lot of history. There is always something to do, if your up for a bike ride, hike, marathon, or a beer run... Maybe even a naked bicycle parade or two.


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