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

Off-Campus Dining: A lot of Food Trucks in the area - gives students a lot of cheap yet delicious options for lunch, though many close down for the evening. Still, Portland is a small city with easy public transportation. There are still good options for dinner in the city and even more if you head towards the near suburbs by MAX (light rail) or bus.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I have never had an issue with health or safety. i feel safe.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Academics: The business school has a high national rating, that is the only concern i have.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Oregon has a very high tolerance for marijuana. Therefor the enforcement of it, is low.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Campus Housing: The dorms are expensive and small but relatively clean and easy to get around to

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Campus Strictness: People get busted for things all the time when they shouldn't

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Athletics: The clubs are easy to join. The teams are hard to join but worth it. Volleyball was fun.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: I had a really easy time taking care of getting financial aid here. I also like that they give you the leftover funds after tuition is covered, to let you buy your books, so you can get the money quicker. Other schools hold on to the money to deduct book costs from it, and don't give over the remainder until a week or two in to the term.

3 College Junior

Computers: There's an extreme shortage of outlets for laptop power in most classrooms.

5 College Junior

Transportation: The mass transit system in Portland is fantastic, and connections to almost anywhere are very dense around campus.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Since the school is right in the middle of downtown Portland, any off-campus housing less than a 20 minute drive from campus has astronomical rent.

5 College Junior

Academics: The Computer Science department is intense, but a great program. They work a lot with tech companies in the area, most CS majors are working in the industry by the beginning of their senior year.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: As far as I can tell, they do a great job following up on any incident reports, and are very good about sending out alert notifications to students if there's someone dangerous present on campus.

5 College Junior

Diversity: They have student groups and offices to support and include about any kind of demographic subcategory you can think of.

College Junior

Campus Strictness: I'm only on campus during classes, so I have little interaction with most of these policies.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: I grew up here, moved away for a while, and just had to come back. It's a wonderful place to live

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Great Place to go to school. You don't need a car, if you don't mind getting rained on. It is quite expensive, but all colleges are.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Athletics are a big part of the school's culture. School spirit is very high and the athletic facilities are great.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There is pretty good availability of off-campus housing. Although, cost can vary quite a bit and safety can be a concern depending on which area you are looking in.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Campus crime is pretty low. I generally feel safe walking around campus alone, there are always multiple people around.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Diversity: The diversity on campus is great. Everyone is accepting of all races, political believes, religion, etc. All students are accepted and not looked down upon for any reason

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Computers: Printing documents at school is fairly easy. Most of the time there is a computer available in one of the labs.

4 College Junior

Weather: We have fairly mild weather in Portland. Most of the time it is raining, we get a few sunny days here and there, and we may have a week or so of snow in the winter. Overall the weather does not adversely affect my campus experience; most of the bad weather is in the form of rain, which does not bother most Oregonians (plus the buildings are close together so there is not much need to be in the rain for long)

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: There really is not much presence of a "drug scene" at Portland State.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Living on campus is fairly affordable, the convenience of classes being so close is really nice, although the amenities are not the best (old, kind of run down)

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