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

Campus Dining: The campus food is, for the most part, disgusting. I constantly have found hairs in my food, bones in burger patties, and chicken that is not well cooked. You are stuck with a meal plan the first year, I highly recommend you go for the cheapest one and eat at the food carts available around campus.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Financial aid was confusing at first since I had received the money for a term I had not applied for, but somehow transferred over on its own to the term I was enrolled in. Other than that financial aid is no problem.

3 College Freshman

Parking: Parking price is somewhat reasonable since they will work with you on making your pass valid on certain days, reducing the price. There is not need for a car if you live in the Portland Metropolitan Area, you can easily get to campus by buy a tri met pass. Also, the city is know for its avid use of bicycle transportation.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel extremely safe on campus. If you are going to a building late at night you can campus police and they will escort you. They are available 24/7 and there is emergency areas on campus where you can quickly contact campus police.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: One policy that does affect social live are the quiet hours. They run from 10pm-8am. They interfere not in a bad way, but it is more just the fact that if you seem to be conversation somewhat loudly during the time you will get written up. This is a great policy though, as it does allow for students to be able to study/rest.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: You walk around campus and you will see people from a different race or ethnic background. All of my classes are diverse.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: The library is great; there are usually tutors located her. In the middle of campus there is a large area called the "park blocks." You constantly see students hanging out in this area, even during gloomy weather.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: The city really sets this school apart from any other school in Oregon. It's amazing waking up to a beautiful view of the city every morning. The rec center is good place to go and relax, a lot of clubs are also held here. The school offers and outdoor program, which is quite expensive, but worth it if you are an outdoor person.

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: Being in the city, you have access to clubs and multiple events that happen during the year. Of which include concerts; Portland has 3 venues that I know of.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The cost is decent, being located in the center of city. It is hard to find apartments in the area that offer the same price the school does. Applying to housing is easy. The social atmosphere is outstanding. There is a lobby on each floor with couches where you constantly see people socializing.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The activities the resident assistants provide in the dorms are great, they allow for for floor mates to get together and bond. Mt. Hood is also a close by, along with other outdoor areas, allowing for students to have an easy access to activities such as: snowboarding and camping. Being in the city is possible one of the best parts about this school. Everything that you need is easily accessible by walking or taking the met/bus.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Their are food carts located on campus. They are open the majority of the day, and offer a great variety of low-cost food.

5 College Freshman

Weather: It does rain here quite often, but it does not affect my campus experience because all of the classes are in short range of the dorms. Also, the school does offer an amazing indoor recreational facility.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: The Greek life, from what I know, is not greatly involved with community service. It is not necessarily a "big" thing at this school.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The school does provide with a number of internship programs and clubs associated with my major. The workload is intense, since I am taking 17 credit hours of hard classes.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The professors that I have had have been great. This school is know for an outstanding business program.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: There are many options to off-campus housing including roommates. Portland has many affordable areas to live all near public transportation. Be aware that living downtown is expensive so you may need to live in nearby neighborhoods.

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There are many food carts all around the campus with food from every nation.

3 College Senior

Campus Dining: The cheaper eats are going to be located off campus.

4 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: Portland, Oregon is a great place to live.

3 College Senior

Computers: They could use some updating.

1 College Senior

Parking: Because of it's location downtown, it is very costly.

5 College Senior

Facilities: You can do anything on or around campus because of it's location in the center of the city.

5 College Senior

Facilities: The campus is in downtown Portland and by the waterfront. It is a beautiful mixture of old and new buildings.

2 College Senior

Health & Safety: I feel safe during the day but at night it can be scary.

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