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Reviews 1757 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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5 College Senior

Athletics: There are dozens of intermural sports around the city, everything from lacrosse and rugby to dragon boat and kick boxing. Pick any sport, and there is sure to be a team for it! You might end up playing against classmates, or against other nations!

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: It's not off campus housing, it's called the City of Portland. The campus is totally integrated into that section of the urban environment, so finding a place around here is just like finding an apartment in any city. Lots of people who don't go the school live within a block from most of the main buildings, and some students live several miles away for the affordability. The school is in one of the nicer areas of the city so the prices are quite a bit higher, but three bus stops away and you'll find rent at half the price.

5 College Senior

Local Area: If the school up and disappeared, this town would be just as much fun to be in anyway. Tones of culture, nightlife, educational opportunities, friendly natives, social programs/volunteers, parks and outdoors... Some students have trouble getting to class because they are too busy!

3 College Senior

Greek Life: It's there, but unless you went around looking for it and asking about it, you'd never know. There is no campus social life of any kind, and the Greeks are no exception. Lots more former members than active members.

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5 College Senior

Administration: This is a place of learning, and the administration nurtures that. If you don't take something too far, you'll never have an issue beyond a conversation. They understand that college is where people discover the world, and they allow you to do so safely.

5 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Talk about verity! Every gender (far more than the traditional 2) and every sexuality in every shape and size and color and demeanor. There is generally someone of every type in every conceivable way somewhere on campus at any time.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There are dozens of food carts near campus, several big chain 'restaurants' and smaller places to eat, but if you have a restricted diet you won't find anywhere to sate your appetite and had better pack a lunch everyday. Menu options are a guessing game, ingredients are completely unknown to the customer, and nutritional information doesn't exist. Most places are grab and get out, and there are very few places on campus to sit and eat after you grab the food.

1 College Senior

Majors: The programs are designed specifically for the young, inexperienced, never been in the field, traditional student. These programs are meaningless to someone who actually has work experiences, and forces students outside their major to make them "well rounded" students, regardless of usefulness.

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1 College Senior

Scholarships: WHAT FINANCIAL AID? Scholarships are for the distinct few, loans are for the desperate, and grants are for those who aren't busting their ass working full time while trying to make self improvement by going to school.

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1 College Senior

Health & Safety: The school removes personal rights for self protection from students and puts them at risk of injury and death. The school relies heavily on public transit, which ha no security service at all and most of the crime that occurs to students happens here, but students aren't allowed to carry defensive weaponry as a school policy, which directly conflicts with state laws.

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2 College Senior

Overall Experience: The people make this worth while, but the school is just a meat grinder of administrative costs lining their pockets by forcing students into classes they don't need and wont use.

2 College Senior

Academics: It's a monopoly of "education" which serves only to employ sub-rate professors and has no intention of actually offering an education of any kind. Prerequisite courses and administrative garbage prevent actual attainment. Offensive professors degrade students at every opportunity.

3 College Senior

Academics: most of the information is totally unneeded for the specific field, and most of the classes are not even related to the major.

3 College Senior

Campus Food: Very little health choices, multiple of the same few brands, everything is brand name and overpriced.

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: There are a wide variety of people here and a wide variety of ages but on average they tend to be about average in attractive qualities. one thing i have found nice is that a lot of really cute guys like to go shirtless through the park blocks hanging out or working out. fitness and talking is popular, so a good conversation is easy to find and many are in good shape. but there is a little of everything. one thing though, being a Portland school, there are many many quirky and different people populating the area. you will have no trouble finding variety in people here.

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4 College Senior

Campus Quality: we are very serious about our programs so our facilities are serious. we have a great theater that used to be a local high school till we moved up here after the van port flood in the early 1900's. a new dance studio was installed this year and we have an entire building just for each program. our recreation building is huge with all kinds of options, from an almost Olympic sized pool that also includes a hot tub, to a two story rock wall featuring some of the most interestingly shaped rocks, to work out rooms and an in door track. Our library has two computer labs and two floors dedicated to studying so all noise is prohibited.

3 College Senior

Campus Quality: It seems at times to not be a very social campus, most students live of campus and are scattered across and outside of the city. I don't here about many events held by the school or students. one thing about our social life, activism is very active if you'll excuse the pun. if the students are not happy, everyone knows it. we have a bowling alley, a game room, a meditation room, a church, organizations for every minority and help groups for everything.

4 College Senior

Local Area: It is an interesting city. people are all about being different and friendly. things are constantly happening, from naked bike rides, to parades, to shows and viewings. we have our problems like any city but i feel we make up for that b being a very friendly place and being our quirky-iest best. there is a mall in the city, several just outside the city, a par on every block almost, many water attractions, very pet friendly, very green and innovative. and sports are huge here. on game day down town is flooded with green clothed fans supporting their teams.

3 College Freshman

Administration: I am not familiar with the policies for most of these things.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I own my home so have not looked into any available off campus housing.

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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Check Student portal for any missing information.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: It is an urban campus, so it feels like walking around the downtown area for the most part.

3 College Sophomore

Local Area: You can find better places away from the university, eveything dies after a while.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Overpriced housing and parking is absolute hell. Just live outside of town and take public transportation in. It's easier and cheaper.

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4 College Junior

Technology: Lots of computers and lots of people need them, network has some issues but not often

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