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Reviews 535 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The professors are really hands on when it comes to helping you with your studies. The classes are not too big, which is good when you need one on one help. I would choose this college over again if I had to because I love the atmosphere of it, the people are nice, the food is delicious, the professors are awesome & overall it is a wonderful college.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: So far, my experience w/Concordia-Portland University has been amazing (knock on wood). They make a person feel very welcomed and valued as a student. When you call their help lines (i.e., Writing Center), they are so friendly! It's the right fit for me! :)

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The school is extremely small. It feels like high school. I had no idea what it meant to attend a private, luther university.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Although I knew how small the University would be regarding the number of attendees, you cannot fully know what a small college feels like until you are a student there. I mean I love the smaller class sizes and teacher/ student compatibility, but sometimes I wish my college was much bigger.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Experience at school so far has been a 'learning' experience. There's a lot you don't know as a freshman and you learn quickly or it just does not work out in your favor. I would do it all over again, and I AM doing it all over again in the fall as a sophomore.

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5 College Senior

Scholarships: I've been at two 2-year colleges (one east coast, one west coast), and 2 other online colleges. Concordia is the best for getting me scholarships that I needed and ease of financial aid process. They have you get all the paperwork in first, so you can concentrate on your classes. Very sweet!

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: There are some areas of Portland that are less than they could be, but housing in Portland is fairly good overall and there is housing in every price range.

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: It's Portland---home of some of the best food in the Pacific Northwest. If you're over 21, their microbrews beat Seattle's hands down. Hub Brewery's Survival Stout has both traces of chocolate and coffee in it---sounds disgusting, tastes bloody amazing!

4 College Senior

Administration: Online staff is readily available and able to assist in a fairly quick resolution--whether it's advising or financial aid, even if it's because your textbook didn't download to your iPad app---which isn't exactly their problem, but they got me in touch with the textbook app people to find out where my book had disappeared to and called back to see if it had been resolved.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing can be difficult. Apartments close to Concordia are either insanely expensive, or super sketchy. Some houses are available for rent around Concordia but they fill up quickly. The further from campus you get the cheaper housing becomes.

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Off-campus dining is excellent! Alberta street is some of my favorite places such as pine state biscuits and cha ba thai. The prices are somewhat affordable, but no student discounts are offered to concordia students.

1 College Senior

Party Scene: Parties take place at office campus athletes. Typically athlete houses, such as the 'basketball house' or 'soccer house'. The party scene has a positive impact on the student experience. Concordia is so small you need to attend the parties to be involved in the social scene. The parties are usually pretty good, and the police never really show up unless neighbors complain about too many cars. The only issue is going back to campus after you've been drinking, avoid populated areas where public safety may stop you.

3 College Senior

Administration: The campus has strict policies in regards to living on campus. The doors are alcohol free, even the apartments regardless of age. Overnight guests are also limited to the same gender. Noise complaints would frequently get students in trouble for drinking in the dorms.

2 College Senior

Scholarships: The financial aid office is difficult to work with. The office constantly would make mistakes with my financial aid. I was a student athlete and one year the aid office 'accidentally' removed the scholarships for almost all of the athletes on my team, who did not catch the mistake. They were dropped from their classes for not paying tuition and had to re-register for classes.

4 College Senior

Campus Food: The campus food improved drastically during my time at Concordia! The options were limited previously, the new system provides more options. The food is also now cooked when it is ordered, instead of being mass produced and sitting for extended periods of time.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: On campus housing is great due to the convenience of being so close to where classes are located. The biggest downfall of on campus housing are the strict rules and regulations in regards to overnight guests.

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3 College Sophomore

Administration: I only get to work with the online personnel.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Because of the federal loan limits, I have to apply for separate scholarships to finish my dissertation.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I love going to all of the different restaurants and food trucks around town.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Working with the office went smoothly and I got a fair amount of grants from Concordia.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food is way overpriced. While most of the food is good there are limited options and the menu never changes, which is bad.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: There is something for everyone here depending on what type of social atmosphere you want. The dorms provide everything you could need. Prices aren't bad and getting housing is straightforward.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: It's like with any growing city; there aren't many options and it's getting more and more expensive

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There is so much diversity!

3 College Junior

Administration: Most of the staff are very helpful and understanding, however they do their job too.


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