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Reviews 2030 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Community is great, people are welcoming, my RA is the best, however it is kind of pricy.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Very costly to dine off campus

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3 College Sophomore

Administration: I feel that campus strictness is at an appropriate level, and I feel generally safe on campus.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There is a wide variety of options on and around campus to choose from, not necessarily the healthiest options though.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Campus housing is great for managing time. The commuting factor can take a lot of time from daily schedule that can be dedicated to completing work. The priority exchange is definitely a benefit.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The housing market is tight in portland. The school probably won't help you find anything off campus. look towards Craigslist for help in shared housing.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Portland is big on health nuts. As such, we have a good selection of off campus healthy restaurants and food carts. Vegetarians, vegans, paleo, food allergies, gluten free... it's not perfect here but it's pretty good accommodation.

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3 College Sophomore

Administration: Portland police are nice if you don't upset them.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The psu scholarship application is in depth and has many scholarships! But make sure you get it in on time and do it all correctly, and proofread all essays. Give yourself enough time. Also fill out the osac.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: It is in my city, near my family. I would ot go there if I had another choice. Too many hipsters.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I did not seek assistance from PSU for my off-campus housing.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Many options at downtown prices.

3 College Junior

Administration: I get along just fine in my social groups and have sensed support for new communities.

5 College Junior

Scholarships: Just follow instructions. It is not difficult.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: I do not party, but from what I hear, it is fun.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: It is about average for any strip mall.

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: The rental market is very saturated right now, so it can be difficult to find an affordable place that is close to campus, especially in the downtown area.

5 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: Portland is a very foodie city and you can find almost anything you could ever want downtown

3 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: If you're planning to take classes during summer term, you need to speak with the financial aid office. Last year, they billed me for my summer class and when I called, they said that all of my money had been dispersed during the regular school term.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: SMSU has okay prepared food, but they do not emphasize healthy options in the cafeteria [lots of pizza, bagels, etc]. You're better off going to the convenience store [in SMSU] and purchasing something from the Eatin' Alive or Snackrelidge brands. Cheapest food is the carts, but you have to be careful about what you eat. Salad rolls are the best cheap option, but have a ton of calories from the rice paper, rice noodles and peanut sauce.

3 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: I never received scholarships; however, I received grants that I did not have to pay back.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: I felt belonged just at very few places, my dorm, and cultural center.

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2 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: PSU housing is very expensive. I lived on the single sleeper unit with community bathrooms and kitchen. I chose the single sleeper because it was least affordable. However, the community bathroom can be very messy because some students would not just care about cleaning up after themselves as to make the bathroom clean for the next student. The bathroom cleaners comes ones a week or ones in two weeks. The school housing should know that not because they have a single sleeper unit made available to students who can't afford private bathrooms should not mean that community bathrooms be left in a bad order. What I mean is this- there are various student personal hygiene habits that can be very irritating when it comes to the sharing bathrooms with 15 or more other students. They should make amends in having the community bathrooms cleaned at least ones a day with out increasing the cost of the unit. Some students also violates the drug free environment on the school dorm. The hall way I resided always had bad odor. During winter, it's warm in the sleeper unit; however, it is controlled by the school. However, during summer, you will literally boil in your room because of heat. If you live on the basement, you would feel more cold in winter and in summer it would just be cool. The campus housing covers internet, trash, water, and lights.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: I made good use of the REC center when I had the chance. I wish that there was a health fitness trainer who can teach you how to be in a good fit while you are using the exercise equipments. But honestly speaking, I am not a athletic.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I was a full time student and so I had the benefit of campus health clinic. It was convenient and I made good use of it every time I need to. The campus health center only open on Mon-Fri, but with on call doctor after hours and Sat & Sun. Yes, it's good quality but not the best services.

The school campus has an increasing number of homosexuals and transgenders, and an increasing number of students from underdeveloped nations. This often can cause a lot of secret commotions and misrepresentations, and better programs should be implemented to support minors.

I was secretly threatened several times on campus but by God's special grace, I was not physically harmed.

The campus public safety are doing their very best to prevent crimes on campus but I thank God Almighty for his total protection over the events that public safety could not have been able to protect me from. This is some of my story- praising God that I made it.

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