Location
Portland, OR
Undergrads
23,397
Tuition (in-state)
$22,863 ($7,653)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 1510 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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5 College Senior

Majors: With my education major, I will student teach with young children. This opportunity is unpaid and requires a lot of hard work and dedication, but the rewards and the joy from teaching young children is amazing and priceless. These chances to be a part of a child's educational life is something that will empower me to become a better person, as well as teacher. There are many responsibilities, which include creating curriculum, communicating with families, incorporating diversity into the classroom, building relationships with the children, and so much more.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Every week there are numerous events to support. Especially sports. The school advertizes with excitement any upcoming game, and encourages students to attend. Flyers and announcements are everywhere. they are well organized activities for students to attend.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: On campus there are light towers that have an emergency button. If for any reason someone feels unsafe they have to push that button and a security from campus will assist that person. However, these light towers are not everywhere. The community around campus does make everyone feel secure and safe. I don't have any late classes so as for me I always feel safe walking alone to and from class. If I did have late class to where its dark outside, I was taught hot to make effective measures!

4 College Junior

Computers: The computers at PSU are updated with very good software's that will protect our work. They are also computers that are well maintained and suitable for the amount of research any students might need to do. The network is fast and reasonable that makes researching and printing convenient for a student that's always on the go. There are several small computer labs in almost every building and this makes it easier to have tech. support if needed.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: People still smoke in the non- smoking areas, which is a problem. Otherwise, there is not much to report on about strictness because the campus is really open.

3 College Junior

Weather: It rains in Oregon a lot so if you do not like rain, then I suggest looking elsewhere. The worst weather we receive here is a mix of rain and wind so one gets drench no matter what.

4 College Junior

Diversity: There are people from all walks of life at PSU. They recruit a lot of foreign exchange students, but many students are from around the area. Then, there are the out of state students. In all of my classes, there have been a mix of all three groups.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: One response, Food Carts! There is anything you could every ask for as far as options, convenience and price, you can get any type of food at any time during the day. Not to mention all the coffee shops, bars and other places to eat within a short distance from campus. Choices, choices and more choices.

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Because of it's location downtown all the bars/night clubs you could want are within a short walk or ride on public transit.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: They are pretty easy going as far as strictness, new rules have been applied for night courses to increase safety on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: My school is in the middle of down town Portland, OR. The campus is clean and very well kept up and is right on the public transit line. It also has a huge selection of places to eat including some amazing food carts. It's close to coffee shops and bars which means you don't have to eat the on campus food if you don't want to and you can have a study session over a local microbrew and still make it to your next class on time. It's an ideal location with every convenience within a short distance.

1 College Freshman

Diversity: Portland State University's Recent Record on Diversity and Equality - Knowledge to the People

http://psuvanguard.com/news/college-republicans-under-fire/
http://www.oregonlive.com/news/index.ssf/2010/03/confrontation_between_student.html
http://thefire.org/search/results/?cx=000961233129980584517%3Ailyoribxziu&cof=FORID%3A11&q=portland+state+university&sa.x=-1111&sa.y=-59&sa=Search&siteurl=thefire.org%2F&ref=&ss=1984j566406j11

http://www.theskanner.com/article/Still-Controversial-Portlands-Education-Urban-Renewal-Area-2012-05-30
*This last link provided for those unaware of the gentrification that is occuring in Portland as a result of the "Education URA" endorsed by PSU's President Wim Wiewel.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Portland is fantastic! The beach is an hour away and the mountains are an hour away. People are generally kind , interesting and open to new things. Portland is lacking a bit in diversity, but overall proves to be a pretty great city.

4 College Junior

Nightlife: The school is right downtown in a fantastic accessible city with tons of great music & theater, and a vibrant artistic nightlife!

4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: I have always attended this school as a commuter so I cannot speak to what in would be like to live in student housing. But Strictly as a student I feel the college is pretty liberal, there are plenty of policies but it seems if those can be navigated to serve both the students and the faculty to the best of their needs.

2 College Junior

Diversity: The diversity is average.. I mean its in oregon so its not like oregon is a mecca of diversity. But compared to most colleges (I went to pacific university my freshman year) it has more diversity than others.

4 College Junior

Academics: I recently switched my major over to criminology and it so flexible. The political science major not so much. The classes offered do not have enough flexibility around working students

4 College Junior

Academics: I think the academics are fairly rigorous but not over the top. They are challenge and the professor are well educated.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: IT really been a struggle with financial aid. My award was reward was really low this year and when asking for alternative sources of money I wasn't helped a lot.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: I see a lot of diversity at Portland State University which make me more comfortable to attend. Can't wait to start school this month.

3 College Junior

Transportation: This school is deep in the city of Portland, the largest city in Oregon. This makes personal transportation very tough sometimes. Parking passes are expensive and they still do not guarantee students a parking spot. Many times students end up double paying because they have to find a place to pay and park on the road after they have already purchased a parking pass. The public transportation is great though. It is very convenient and very close to campus.

3 College Junior

Diversity: Portland State is in a very urban area and has a very diverse student body. There are all different types of ethnicity, economic status, religion, and sexual orientation. There are new faces seen on campus every day. This school is in Oregon and has many white students though. Having a more diverse student body would be nice.

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: There are so many different options for transportation as PSU is located in downtown Portland and the school offers discounts and helpful breakout sessions on transportation to and from school.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I don't live in student housing but, they just built all new dorms with wonderful amenities at affordable prices for students!

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5 College Sophomore

Majors: Portland State offers an amazing array of different majors which is the very reason I chose to attend this school.

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