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Reviews 1147 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Senior

Student Body: There is a lot of diversity at Portland Community College. I do not find much of my social life partaken with classmates however, and feel that a lot of students share a similar experience.

3 College Senior

Tuition & Financial Aid: I have not had any issues with the financial aid or tuition. It is straightforward and I don't need to worry very much about getting the best financial aid I can receive. Everything can be done online, quick and easy.

3 College Senior

Academic Experience: As of now, I cannot specialize until I transfer and would be unable to complete my major at my current school. However, the pre-requisite classes provided are excellent.

4 College Senior

Academic Experience: Academics are covered fairly well. I would not complain about any of the professors I have had. Class registration process is straight forward and easy, and the workload is consistent. I feel like curriculum could be a little more advanced.

5 College Senior

Campus Resources: All of the faculty members are helpful and nice. There is plenty to learn from the professors and fellow students are always willing to help.

3 College Freshman

Academic Flexibility: Grants are very helpful but the problem is not having an interest to pick the major I want.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love that there are books you wouldn't find in apublic library in the libraries at Sylvania and Southeast. It makes me want to keep being a student so I can keep reading them.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I enjoy some of the teachers. Otherwise it is very practical base and you learn and go home.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I like the openness b/c of the amount of people. Otherwise I prefer staying at home.

3 College Freshman

Online Courses: Gonna try a class this summer. Otherwise Im new to it.

4 College Freshman

Student Body: Very diverse amount of people. I like the openness of the school for its large amount of people.

4 College Freshman

Tuition & Financial Aid: I get grants and it helps me have money to pay for college and to donate to charities.

3 College Freshman

Career Services: Not really sure what they are. Or if there are any.

3 College Freshman

Academic Experience: Nothing too good here. I could change majors anytime

3 College Freshman

Academic Experience: Teachers are good and kind. Tries their best. I enjoy being a student here.

3 College Freshman

Campus Resources: Its okay, nothing good nothing bad. I like the library though.

5 College Senior

Career Services: I have had a few offers and opportunities pop up that would greatly benefit my chosen career. Nearly each term I have been offered internships from past teachers.

5 College Senior

Academic Experience: With each term I have met some amazing teachers that have really taught me valuable lessons about business. I really appreciate how my teachers have been involved in the learning process as well. I feel like I am valued and deserve the education I am receiving at PCC.

5 College Senior

Academic Experience: I enjoy the fact that I can go at my own pace and take the class I want to, when I want.

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5 College Senior

Campus Resources: Having multiple locations is great because each of them provide their own unique character and resources. When attending PCC you don't get stuck at one location with limited resources, you can choose from a handful of locations that tend to specific interests you may have.

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3 College Junior

Career Services: The alumni side of things hasn't been helpful; they just want your money. The career center is pretty good. Friendly people. They don't seem to have that many outside resources though.

2 College Junior

Academic Experience: The art program at UO was not practical.

3 College Junior

Academic Experience: Depends on your program. Honors college is good.

3 College Junior

Campus Resources: Libraries=Awesome!

Art department=Underfunded and no AC.

Sports department=Way too much money.

Student Union/Clubs=Good. Lots of variety.

4 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: My Future Connect coaches make things simple.

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Unlike universities with sometimes 100 students in a class, PCC is conducive for intimate learning, with small class sizes that allow for good one-on-one instruction. Even though PCC enrolls some 83,000 students, the campuses are spread out so that there isn't too much crowding on one particular campus. Even then, though, parking can still be a problem, as it's the no. 1 thing students list among their complaints about the school. 

In terms of students, you will find people from every walk of life at PCC, as the College draws students from all over. However, one drawback to students with the main goal of furthering their education is that it can be hard to make friends sometimes. Nevertheless, PCC students are still very friendly and welcoming; it's just that being a community college makes it so people come to class and then go home. PCC staff is very friendly, as well. Sometimes, you may see your instructor as not just someone teaching you, but someone you can go to as a mentor and friend. Instructors are usually very interested in the general success of their students.

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