Portland, OR
Tuition (in-state)
$22,863 ($7,653)
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Reviews 1510 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Senior

Health & Safety: I am a larger man 6'4" 210 lbs. I don't worry often for my own safety, but i did have my brand new bicycle stolen recently...

3 College Senior

Drug Safety: It's good if you want drugs. It's bad if you don't want drugs.

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: I love it. I have a car so i refuse to live directly down town so i can spend money on my car like its a baby. I bicycle to school from 3.5 miles away and it takes me 15 minutes, and no crazy hills or inclines. I can also bus by walking one street over and hopping on there for $2.50.

4 College Senior

Campus Dining: Just visit the food carts or other local restaurants for lunch. The cafeteria is weak.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: Worked out better than past schools.

2 College Senior

Athletics: No one cares unless you are Division-1.

5 College Senior

Transportation: Portland, OR is ranked as one of the most commutable cities in the U.S. We have streetcar, light rail, buslines, bike lanes, parking

5 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: It is Portland, OR. If you have not heard what we do for fun, come find out.

4 College Senior

Majors: I just applied and got accepted, no extra steps besides good standing status.

5 College Senior

Majors: The best part is we get daily e-mails regarding internships, scholarships, advising appointments, job opportunities all in relation to our field of study.

1 College Senior

Greek Life: i know like one person who is part of a frat, and probably three girls in a sorority.

5 College Senior

Academics: I truly believe this is one of the best topics of focus for anyone in our modern age. We are facing Globalization and how to find sustainable measures that will positively affect the majority rather than serve a small sliver of the population. The approach for my major, Public Health, is to promote preventative measures rather than continual treatment. It's like finding the problem at the source and stopping it from there. This program is engaging but not overly burdened by busy work or useless definitions that you learn just for a week until you regurgitate it onto your test. These habits and lifestyle regiments promoted by public health officials is truly applicable and end up being topics you find yourself thinking about daily for the years to come.

5 College Senior

Academics: I feel that within my program of Public Health, it is topic among current events and will become a well known sector of the job market that most of the public will be aware of within the next decade. The professors here at Portland State in Public Health have come from all walks of lives, but the majority were raised in the NW or attended school at Berkeley. They are well educated individuals that have all influenced the public through one form or another whether it be research, involvement within city council, starting non-profits, etc...

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I love the off-campus dining. It is affordable and yummy!

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I saw one time in the park blocks, a pledge going on, but other than that nothing.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It is expensive, but it would be worth living closer to campus to create more of a college experience.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Overall, it is pretty confusing, and the help I would get wasn't much help at all.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: There are permits people can buy, but I stick with public transportation.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: There isn't much of a work load, but the PHE program it interesting, and fun.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The professors are great, and the curriculum is interesting to learn about.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: Sometimes it is not good that it is raining because you have to go from building to building outside, but it is Portland and most people are use to it.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: I don't live on campus, so I don't know about the dorms, but they seem to be more like little apartments rather than dorms.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: There is a copious amount of options when it comes to dining at PSU. There are a ton of food carts and restaurants.

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4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: There isn't that much peer pressure, and people are pretty understanding.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The classes are fun, and the people are nice!


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