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Reviews 2030 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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2 Recent Alumnus

Administration: I used to live in the school dorms. The shared community bathrooms were often in a bad situation. Bathrooms were cleaned ones per week, instead of on a daily basis. This is a true experience that I had while I was still on the campus dorm. If it was a private bathroom, cleaned ones per week or ones per month, that will be understandable. But this a community bathroom- meaning shared by other students (male and female) you are not even sure if they have some communicable disease. I believe that public health should be promoted on the campus community dorms. Sometimes, some student leaves a mess (hairs, etc) on the bathroom sink or the bathroom tub. I remember one of my next door neighbor in the dorm, had a skunk odor coming out of his room; I had no doubt if someone told me that he had a Skunk as a pet in his room. Whenever he opens his room door, this skunk odor explodes the entire hall way for hours. It was horrible. I would NOT recommend single sleeper room/ community bathroom in Portland State University. The private room and bathroom are way much better but more expensive. That is the truth I can share about the single sleeper room with community bathroom.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The guys are average looking. Sometime you'll get that head turning guy but chances are he is in a relationship. Since the school has older students to can't tell if the person is in a relationship or so on.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I don't really go to much parties but they do happen. Some people like parties here but others think its not goo enough.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: I love the area. It is a change from were I grew up and there is a lot of thing you can do.

3 College Freshman

Administration: The campus I feel is not strict toward drugs. I wish they were more strict because personally I don't do drugs and I can't handle it we other people are doing it right in front of me.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The school as plenty of opportunities to get a job or an internship. They have job fairs and flyer.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Scholarships here are alright. There is the overall scholarship you can apply for but other than that the only are scholarships are ethnic and diversity ones.

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2 College Freshman

Party Scene: Little to no parties here, the most I have heard of have be about 20 people in a dorm room. But after some sporting events I have heard that there are some parties. But here people usually just have kickback styled parties with a few people.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The best building to live in as a freshmen is the broadway dorms for sure. You get your own kitchenette, bathroom and the rooms are pretty nice and clean. Over at ondine I have heard of bedbugs and roaches being found in the dorms. None of that is over here. The only downside of the broadway dorms is the thin walls, they aren't too thin but thin enough that you can tell when a person is talking next-door. But anyways broadway is a great dorm and is just across the street from the dining hall and the park blocks.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: The sports here are pretty good minus our football team, however nobody cares about the other sports either. Being a commuter school we lose a huge part of college life that is school spirit and community. Almost nobody attends sporting events, however the rec center is very good.

3 College Freshman

Administration: The strictness here really isn't too bad. In the dorms they have upped the smoking in the building fine from $50 to $250. Other than that people just need to make sure they aren't caught by the RA's. The RA's are pretty chill about drinking in the dorms but if you make it plainly obvious or somebody reports to them that you have been drinking underage then they will have no choice but to report it. The punishment for that is to write three essays, pay $50, and go on call with an RA.

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is pretty non-existent here at PSU. There are a couple frats but only one has a house and there is only one sorority and they don't have a house either. It was pretty competitive to get into the sorority this year because they had over 60 applicants but the frats were fine. You don't come to PSU for the greek life, it is pretty much non-existent.

3 College Freshman

Local Area: Downtown Portland is the place to be when it comes to activities, events, shopping, and sports. Everything is down here and all you need to do is go out in order to get it. Unfortunately many of the events that go on in downtown have an age limit. There have been times I have wanted to go to an event but you must be 21+ to attend. That sucks but there are always things happening at school that you can go to and there is PLENTY of shopping you can do. Really it is a great place to get anything you need. There is a little shop for everything and then you have Powell's. Powell's is this huge bookstore downtown that you can easily get lost in. I seriously suggest checking it out.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Being an urban college PSU is right in the heart of downtown. One of the advantages of this is the close proximity of many food establishment. At the base of my building alone there are three places to get food. There is always a place to get food if you don't want to eat at the dining hall. Hot lips, a pizza place just across the street from my building, offers student slices of pizza at designated times where the slices are cheaper for students. Honestly I love the restaurant variety we have sushi, tai, hispanic, mediterranean, italian, and even more variety if you take into account the copious amount of food trucks. Lets just say you will never not find a good meal when you eat off campus.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: There's hella diversity in Portland

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4 College Freshman

Campus Food: There's a Chipotle IN MY DORM. How can you pass that

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Food carts, restaurants, everywhere! But the only thing that's 24 hours is Subway :(

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Great apartments but prices vary.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The campus is in downtown so you'll see a homeless person everyday. The bar across from my dorm gives for occasional bar fights (fun to watch!).

5 College Freshman

Local Area: PSU is in downtown Portland.. it doesn't get any better than that!

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Beautiful dorms! I'm in love with Broadway and can't wait to move into University Pointe with my best friends!

3 College Freshman

Academics: The general ed (FRINQ) is the stupidest thing ever.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Only reason why I came to this school: PSU gave me the biggest scholarship out of all the schools that I was accepted into.

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2 College Freshman

Athletics: Athletics aren't big on campus, but the athletes are super cool.

5 College Freshman

Administration: Luckily my RA's are pretty chill.

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