Location
Portland, OR
Undergrads
23,397
Tuition (in-state)
$22,863 ($7,653)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 1500 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Sophomore

Weather: It's Portland so you can expect rain in the winter but it's rarely below freezing. It's the perfect weather for reading, seeing an art house film, or enjoying coffee at a nearby cafe. The summers and springs here are magical though. The park blocks are the place to be! Everything is green and blossoming an it's mostly sunny. Lots of hiking and exploring and farmer's markets to enjoy. Fall on campus is gorgeous too.

College Sophomore

Athletics: I don't get involved with the athletics much. I know we have a football team but I couldn't tell you much more than that...

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Portland is a foodie paradise! There are tons of food trucks and little cafes to choose from. Your taste buds will never be bored.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: The Maseeh College has great computer labs. Definitely use them if you can. If you can't, you'll want your own computer. The library computer lab gets very busy. As a Computer Science major, a personal computer has been essential.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I'm a Computer Science major and the Maseeh College offers a lot of assistance in finding paid internships and jobs. I'm currently working as an intern and I'm finding the experience very rewarding. They are very flexible with my schedule and it's paid. I work 24 hours a week. I'm very optimistic about my job outlook after graduation. There are also TA positions available but they can be very selective.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I'm absolutely happy with my program. I intend to pursue a PhD in Bioinformatics at OHSU, so a degree in computer science will be a huge help for me. I do wish there were more classes related to Genetics and Bioinformatics offered at the undergrad level. I'm very optimistic about job possibilities with a BS in Computer Science in this region as there are many tech companies here. I absolutely would complete this program again.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: There are tons of things to do. Lots of craft breweries if you're of age. Lots of places for good coffee. I highly recommend spending a day in Powell's Books. You can often find used textbooks for sale here cheaper than at the campus bookstore. The music scene is pretty vibrant. Portland overall is a cultural hotspot. You can easily find great art, music, movies, and dance. The shopping is great too! There are large corporate shopping experiences to be found around Pioneer Square(Target, Macy's, etc.) as well as tons of boutiques. All tax free, of course! If you're into being active, there are always running, biking events going on(The city is very bike friendly). There's even dragonboat racing on the river. You can always find yoga, pilates, or spin classes too.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The scholarship and financial aid process is about average. You have to jump through a few hoops but it's fairly simple to get the financial support you need. I still had to get a part time job to take care of things beyond tuition and books but I imagine if you lived on campus you might be able to get away with not having a job.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: It's a pretty diverse population. I love the variety!

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3 College Senior

Nightlife: Lots of places around town that you can usually get pretty close to buy public transit, however many lines stop running shortly after midnight, so you have to maintain a good awareness of time while having fun if you don't want to wind up stranded, walking, or paying for a cab.

2 College Senior

Campus Dining: Most of the food isn't that great, and most of the on campus dining has limited hours. In the summer, only the Subways are open, and only one of them 24 hours. Victor's is the school run dining open during the summer, and it supposed to only be for residents of the dorms, and the food is hit and miss anyways. Not the best food overall and can get pricy really fast.

4 College Senior

Weather: The weather is great for those of us who like cooler weather, and don't mind the rain. Definitely not California or Florida, so if you want to be somewhere warm, the Pacific NW is not your destination at all.

4 College Senior

Transportation: Trimet runs through out the city. Not many places that a bus or max (train) won't drop you off by. Also, the Red Max Line goes straight into Portland International Airport, and by the Greyhound and Amtrak stations, so travel is fairly easy, especially with the newly launched Bolt Bus to Seattle and Vancouver, BC that picks up and drops on just a few blocks North of campus.

3 College Senior

Athletics: If you aren't really looking there isn't a whole lot of advertising, outside of the football season posters that will be found occasionally. If you are looking for a different sport, you have to know someone to really find out with the games are, I think.

2 College Senior

Parking: The parking structures are good if you live in the dorms, but some aren't so convent for most classes. The street parking fills up pretty quickly in the morning, and with both the structures and the street, you have to navigate though one-way streets.

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: People come for the show, but stay for the food. Portlandia has made Portland sort of popular, but the food carts and number of vegan/vegetarian friendly eat outs are what people fall in love with.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: Policy prevents you from carrying much to protect yourself when walking around campus, but there seems to be only one security vehicle roaming, and they don't really show up until after an incident, leaving people like me who don't have self defense training highly vulnerable. The health center has limited weekend hours (just a couple on Saturday). The staff is usually nice, but not alway that helpful.

3 College Senior

Facilities: Great Rec Center, that includes an indoor pool and hot tub, an indoor track, fitness classes that are free to attend as part of membership, and even a rock climbing wall. There are couple of pubs near campus including the Cheerful Tortoise and Rogue Hall as well as a bowling alley and pool tables for rent in the basement of the Smith Memorial Student Center. Also a few places to sit down and eat around like the Chit Chat Cafe which has some nice areas for small groups to meet up.

3 College Senior

Facilities: Students studying Japanese or Chinese get ALEXX program TA's, which are people who come directly from China and Japan to learn how to teach their native language to English speakers. The Business program is top notch, although ver hard to get into. Minimum GPA for students admitted is 3.25, but the average is higher. The school offers Latin and Greek for the classic lovers, and a couple of years ago one of our science departments got to work with NASA.

4 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: What can I say? It's Portlandia. Food carts provide some of the best (and worst) food you will ever try, and we have more microbrews than many small towns have people.

3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: I think some of the dorm policies are a little ridiculous, but I guess it is pretty average overall.

4 College Senior

Diversity: Not a whole lot of wealthy students, however many religions are practiced among the students, we have large international populations from the middle east and Japan, and the Queer Resource Center moved last year to a more accessible location to better support the LGBQT community on campus. Democratic location, however there are large pockets of Repulicans, and there are a couple political clubs including a Socialist one.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: I went to a rush out of curiosity, and the girls were nice enough there, however it is really expensive which sucks for some one who has to work part time just to afford to attend college.

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: It's Portland so everything from prep to what in the?

2 College Freshman

Parking: My school is in the middle of Portland, so you have to pay for public parking and it is crowded.

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