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Reviews 596 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Most people in Greek life are really cheerful and overwhelmingly happy.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: People are chill unless you eat their ice cream repeatedly and do not apologize.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are not a lot of restaurants off campus. The ones I like to go to are FG sushi because they have a great value for lunch they have $5.50 bento meal that comes with rice, teriyaki chicken, and a phenomenal house salad. And it's only 2 minutes from campus. Maggie's buns can be overwhelming if you have allergies such as gluten, nuts, dairy, and eggs because that's all they have and almost all their options have at least one of those in it. A popular place to go to is PAC Thai it has a lot of options that is sensitive to allergies and dietary restrictions. Their taste is excellent and their prices aren't that bad. Sadly, they don't have a student discount like Maggie's.They have Mexican restaurants and 1910 Main but those aren't as popular as FG sushi, PAC Thai, or Maggie's.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Depending on the dorm you live in. Obviously Cascade is really nice because it's new and it has A/C and really nice bathrooms. But if you want more room going to McCormick is wonderful. The upper class men housing is nice especially Gilbert it almost looks like a hotel and it's eco friendly.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are many off-campus options for dining. I enjoy most of them.

4 College Freshman

Administration: Our school has a fair administration that isn't too strict.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I received a lot of financial aid from my school that I really needed.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food on campus is average. There is a very limited variety.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The housing on campus is average. There is a brand new residence hall.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Off-campus dining is very good. There is a very nice variety of ethnic foods. The cost is afforable for college students and the student discounts help sometimes. There are a lot of good places to check out, but everyone needs to discover that on their own.

5 College Freshman

Administration: Campus Police do their job very well and they are very kind. If there is a problem CPS will address it as soon as possible and try to accomodate each party while enforcing the rules.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I wasn?t awarded much financial aid and the whole process was a hassle. There was a lot of confusion. If there is any way the university can take into account the cost of living in each state for an incoming student?s financial aid, that would be very helpful.

2 College Freshman

Campus Food: The menu of the University Center has no variety and the way the food is cooked is unsanitary and unhealthy. There is hardly any taste in the food sometimes and other times we need to look for flies and hair in our soup. Sometimes we even have rotten produce being served to us. There needs to be more variety of restaurants on campus or restaurants that take flex dollars.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The amount of money we pay for housing and food is too much money for what we get. Either housing prices need to decrease in price or housing and food need to improve drastically. The social atmosphere is amazing here. There are never any problems between the student body.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Overall it's good. Getting an appointment with the health center is tricky when you're sick immediately. It's great for athletes. There are a lot of perks that students don't utilize.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: 1 fraternity and a few sororities. Nothing special except during rush week.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Gym is small for the student body size. Check out for equipment is limited, facility use is limited. I hear storage is a big problem so expansion is needed. We just got a new stadium awning for the football field so it's named after the people that footed the bill but should have gone to something else that was needed more.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are more people wanting Forest Grove apartments than there are apartments. Trying to find a place with some friends is difficult, especially when no one wants to pay all those app fees. I'm actually just going to try and find a one bedroom, utilities included, situation and call it good. Prices are high for this kind of area, similar to outer Portland prices because of the high demand and low availability, people can jack up the prices. No off-campus, University owned housing. No help from the school other than a one page pdf with names and numbers of apartment complexes - all of which are unavailable with mostly low-income families or other students. Everything by Pacific is close to public transport so that's a bonus.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are mostly local, mom and pop kind of things. Chains pop up as you get towards the next city over. Prices are pretty great, you could eat something different every day. A lot of places are closed or close early on Sundays though.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: Don't get caught underage drinking, it's not a dry campus so 21+ is fine. No huge parties, don't come to campus events drunk. If you mess up, you deserve it, but you get a chance to not mess up again. Or pay a fine, they like to fine a lot. We also have a problem with pot, they're trying to "crack down" but not very well. Officers are a visible presence and are friendly. Go to class. If your paying for it, just go. You can figure out another way to get your grade to drop.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I got a large renewable scholarship for merit from high school, a need based scholorship I applied for this spring, and a "pacesetters" merit/took a test on campus renewable scholarship. This covered a lot of tuition/fees. The rest of my financial aid was covered by a good university grant, a few federal grants, and my max for the year of federal loans. Saving a lot of money/loans by living off campus and continuing to work for my bills. The process is good, fill out the FAFSA and a few months later your award. I plan on calling in the summer to talk about any more funds I could get from the people that decided Pacific wasn't for them, and the funds that had been allocated to them.

1 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Most often, when you visit they have catering. Everyone knows the catering is their best food. When we get good/quality dishes/desserts, we know it came from a leftover catering. The rest of the dining is bland, repetitive, and caters to Hawaiian student tastes. The Starbucks is ok, if you have the money for it anyway go ahead, if you have the "dinning dollars" for it anyway, go ahead. But it's Starbucks so the coffee isn't great. The bagel place is ok but moved to a location I don't go to often before it closes, and the "POD market" is less of a market and more of a snack food store. I want a market I could cook with using my declining dinning dollars balance. The price of the meal plan is incredibly high and stupid, I can't wait to be saving money by not being forced to eat the food.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Our school just built a brand new residence hall, which is great besides the fact that the rooms are small and were built to get us out of our rooms, regardless of the fact that we are paying to be in them, and that the one perk that was supposed to be above the other dorm rooms, the controllable AC/Heat units, don't actually work. The oldest hall is supposed to be knocked down because it's old, falling apart, and potentially dangerous, but instead they are remolding the worst floor so that they can shove more students in their next year when the school increases the incoming students without increasing the infrastructure. The rules are fine, the RAs a great (absent and quiet but good for laying down the law without being to bad about it), we have a pot problem in my dorm so it always smells disgusting, and the pool, bbq, 8 TVs that we don't need, study rooms and lounge areas are great. Of the nine washing machines, only two work right now and it's the end of the year so who's going to fix them? There isn't enough housing for upperclassman to get a room with a kitchen (which is required if you don't want to buy the meal plan). The cost of on campus housing is too high, much too high for the convenience. I can live almost two years worth of rent off campus for one year on campus. Too bad 2 years on campus is required.

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: it's a small town but there are a variety of options and often forums for you to meet other students and find potential room mates if you are interested in keeping cost of housing low.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of small diner style places. Often recognize a student discount which is great. And have large portion sizes and excellent quality of food.


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