Location
Portland, OR
Undergrads
23,397
Tuition (in-state)
$22,863 ($7,653)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I do not like in the dorms, and live with my parents so i wouldn't know how the off- campus housing situation is.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: i haven't been really focused on the nightlife, and pay attention to my classes and work instead.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are a variety of off-campus dining options that are near the campus and vary from indian, thai, america, chinese, and mexican all on one block.

3 College Freshman

Weather: The weather is not terrible, It is rough that it may be sunny one hour, then the next hour it rains, however its better than Chicago.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: everyone's backgrouds are very diverse and there is not one class that two individuals are similar in any way.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Keeps on requiring parents tax form when i have submitted it two times already.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: portland is weird! and being that portland is weird and portland state university is in downtown portland there are always fun and exciting placfes to eat or activities to do with friends.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I don't really hang out with individuals who take part in drugs, and haven't witnessed any student taking part in alcohol or drugs at school.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: PARKING IS EXPENSIVE, i only have class two days/week and the parking pass or even buying a max pass is more expensive than just buying it per each needed day. I drive about 20min to school and park up a hill and dont pay for parking and walk down it and hike back up. Its a good workout.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Never attended a sports match. I have heard they are not so good

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3 College Freshman

Weather: its portland! it rains, shines, snow all in one day. The weather is unpredictable

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4 College Freshman

Transportation: Trimet is the best, i think everyone uses it exept the snobby arabs always trying to show off their fancy cars lol

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College Freshman

Campus Housing: I don't live on campus, but i have heard the old room are very ugly and not nice.

5 College Freshman

Computers: lots of choices! many computers on campus and in the labs too. The lab people are very annoying though

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: really unless you have a masters resume and many many letters of recommendation you have no chance of scholarship. Also its mostly for people with a high GPA not financial aid need.

2 College Freshman

Nightlife: really never heard of any parties that really look nice, barely any at all.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: when it comes to diversity the most you can tell apart is caucasians and middle easterns

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: its great only problem is smokers!!! they are everywhere is disgusting!

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I've eaten sooo much food since being here. I love the off campus options :) There's something for everyone! If you want ethic food, you got it. If you want cheap food, there's bunches of restaurants that are cheap and there's only food trucks EVERYWHERE. If you want something fancy you can easily find it. There's literally something here for everyone. If you want a burger, fries, and a milkshake go to the Brunch Box. Best burger place EVAR. If you want an elegant but affordable meal (some things get pricy like filet mignon) go to Jake's Grill, I love it there. It's easy to eat here too if you're vegan/veggie/etc, there's usually options on the menu for everyone.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: It's easy to have drugs and alcohol in your dorm as long as you don't give people the reason to search your room. And if you get caught you just do an online class and write an essay. Attendance is so strict it's ridiculous!! Most of my classes I'm only allowed to miss 2 days, it's BS. No noise after the hours of 10 and it's all about what RA's are walking the halls, if they're evil, they'll write you up for anything. But if they're awesome they'll give you a warning. Parking is kind of horrendous if you're on a budget. If you don't mind spending money then it's easy to find parking on campus. If you're looking for free, I'd suggest parking in the residential neighborhood on the right of the athletics / library.

5 College Sophomore

Weather: I'm biased because I love the rain lol BUT it gets too cold sometimes, it's ridiculous. You don't even wanna go out and do anything because it's so cold. The snow came this year and it was fun at first but after the first day it was a hassle and people were falling everywhere. It was fun though to see portlandians skiing everywhere.

2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The greek people are super nice and have parties every now and then which are fun but they are kinda nonexistent kinda to everyone. They do attend school functions and participate but you wouldn't know who they were unless for some reason you found out. They're pretty nice people in most cases, just keep an eye out for creeps.

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: The first football game of the year I went to and not many people went. It feels like a lot but when you actually look most of the stadium is not there. I also once went to this thing for the basketball team and absolutely NO ONE WAS THERE. Sports aren't a big deal here, kinda sucks.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: It's portland so a good majority smoke pot and drink alcohol. It's not in your face though but it is easy to find if you want it. Smoking does occur in the dorms and sometimes people will walk by and they definitely smell dank. There's close smoking 'spots' that you learn from people just by experience. It's not a problem though. And the university is pretty lenient when regarding these things.

5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I didn't get any financial aid from PSU, got it all from the government and it went very smoothly.

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