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Reviews 1847 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Most off-campus housing is over priced and not worth it unless you are living with your parents.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: The "party scene" is there for those who wish to find it, however no parties on or off-campus will be very large. Because we don't have a large greek life most parties are just small get togethers with friends in dorms or houses.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Off-Campus dinning is really great because we are located in a big city. However it can sometimes be pricey so you have to be careful. But generally you can find good, cheap food.

4 College Freshman

Administration: I have never had a problem with administration, though I feel there parking ticket fees are too high.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: I chose this school because it was marketed as affordable and that seems to be the exact opposite. I have gotten little to no scholarship through the school. Anytime I try and have a one on one meeting with financial aid it feels like they are rushing to get to the next person. I have had no guidance or help with applying for scholarships, or looking for them even when I have reached out.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The local food and food carts around campus are amazing, however anything through the school is awful. Having a meal plan freshman year is a waste of money as you are rarely able to eat what you pay for. Not to mention that if you go with a dinning dollar option everything is unhealthy and extremely over priced. There are very limited options when it comes to being able to spend your dinning dollars around campus.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Campus housing is spacious compared to other dorms, however it is pricey and there is a sever lack of community.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Overall, off-campus housing is really nice, but expensive.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: If you want to party, you'll find it if you look.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Portland is one of the best food capitals on the west coast. I'm always trying new and great restaurants!

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: The likelihood of you receiving multiple or enough scholarships as a freshman is low.

2 College Freshman

Campus Food: Let's just say that I'm excited to not have a meal plan next year.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: There are a lot of housing options for upper classmen (sophomores and up). Each building has its own perks, and everything is reasonably priced for the downtown location.

2 College Junior

Party Scene: There are no parties and the party scene is unlikely to affect your experience

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I live in off-campus housing but the off-campus housing is dominated by one company. It's not priced significantly under the average cost of other apartments in the area either. But there are some fantastic people and the landlords tend to be alright.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: The prices aren't great for students but there is a lot of variety and the food carts are close by

College Junior

Administration: I'm not familiar enough with the administration policies or strictness to give a good rating.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: I mostly navigated the process myself but if there is any confusion, it is best to make an appointment with the financial aid office

3 College Junior

Campus Food: While there's a good amount of variety in types of food, quality is lacking. The only place on campus that has well priced and quality food is Green Roots Cafe.

2 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food at our dining hall (Victors) is pretty terrible and often really limited. As someone who works, I barely can even get one meal in a day which is really disappointing considering I'm forced to pay for it as a freshman student.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Very clean, feels like an apartment building. More space in the sleeping room area would be nice, but it's a dorm, so it's understandable. The social life here is kind of lacking, and that's probably because house parties aren't really possible in downtown Portland; but most of the people here find their spot and group of friends pretty quickly and seem content--really minimal drama. All of my issues involving people have actually been rooted in the RA's, which are kind of a pain. The biggest downside though, is the expense. Housing costs are ridiculous and a required meal plan for freshman students only adds salt to the wound. Getting financial aid is hard enough, without even considering housing. I will say that it is insanely convenient to live so close to downtown; shopping is a breeze, getting a job is a little easier with so many shops, and there's usually something to do. There's a bit of good and a bit of bad; all in all, it's survivable.

3 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: Most housing is at least two miles away from campus.

4 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of options because campus is in the middle of downtown.

2 College Student

Party Scene: Not much of a party scene, there are no houses near campus.

3 College Student

Administration: The school as a whole isn't too strict, but the RA's in the dorms are.


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