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Reviews 2071 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Sometimes is hard to understand what the professors are trying to say. However, they are nice and friendly.

2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It's hard to get a job on campus because it's really compitive with peers.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The school is in the middle of the city, so it's not that safe, so I can say that the safety is ok.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I have no idea about what the Greek life is.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I have no idea about the sports clubs or any sports.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It's really hard to make friendship with white students. Also the schools is way big than expected, but overall I like it somehow. I like the international club and that where I met my best friend.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have had one professor that I absolutely loved and one that I absolutely hated. Overall it has been mediocre but I think this year will improve.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The reason I chose this school is because it is close to home and I want to go into the medical field. Portland State has a good pre-medicine program and it has direct connections to OHSU medical school.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I don't know much about the safety and security around campus. I do see campus police and we do have stands like you can go to and press a button if you need help or an escort home. I have seen people rioting about our campus police having guns.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: My experience in student housing was terrible. I was stuck with bad roommates and the management was mediocre. All the appliances and everything that made the building "cool" broke down quite often, it was overpriced with small spaces.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I have heard nothing of the greek system at our school. I have yet to meet someone in a sorority or fraternity.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I have not been to a game myself, but from what I hear, the student section is poor. As for the actual facilities, they are mediocre and kind of out of date. On the Brightside, the Rec Center is amazing!

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Something that really stood out to me was my Chemistry Class. The only reason I passed was because even though I had a 59%, the average in the class was a 57% so the professor curved it so the whole class wouldn't fail. Every time test scores came back he would talk to us about how we need to work harder. In my opinion, if the whole class is failing, it is most likely the teaching skills, not necessarily the students' study skills. Also, the professor always offered office hours to help, but when I went in for help he treated me like I was stupid and made me never want to ask a question again.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: There are guards and alert podiums all over the place on campus.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The career center can help you immeasurably, use them.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: It doesn't really play a big roll at this school.

3 College Junior

Athletics: It seems to be a big thing for those who are interested in it, but it's not rubbed in the faces of those who are not.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I have loved going to school here. the classes have taught me a lot but more than that, the benefits they supply helps immensely. There is a gym you are automatically able to use. There is a nice sized food court. The staff is all helpful and knowledgeable. It's in a great location. Last but not least, the school insurance is amazing.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Class size for most courses was excellent. Only complaint was lecture classes with 300+ people.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: As long as you're a STEM major, you will be fine. Several of the social sciences have programs that are too easy that don't challenge students.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: PSU is a commuter school in the heart of downtown Portland. It does not encourage the student culture that breeds rape/violence like most campuses, but there is still the danger of living in Portland. As long as it's daylight, I feel pretty safe.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Portland is very expensive, which is reflected in University Housing rates.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is not a priority for PSU and I don't have a personal interest, so I'm not really sure how it affects our campus.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: The student body does not pay much attention to athletics, but the athletes don't seem to have any complaints (they're still playing). It's the best of both worlds.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I enjoy the campus location and have had nothing to complain about class-wise, outside of the University studies program.

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