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Reviews 2077 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Senior

Athletics: If you aren't really looking there isn't a whole lot of advertising, outside of the football season posters that will be found occasionally. If you are looking for a different sport, you have to know someone to really find out with the games are, I think.

2 College Senior

Parking: The parking structures are good if you live in the dorms, but some aren't so convent for most classes. The street parking fills up pretty quickly in the morning, and with both the structures and the street, you have to navigate though one-way streets.

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: People come for the show, but stay for the food. Portlandia has made Portland sort of popular, but the food carts and number of vegan/vegetarian friendly eat outs are what people fall in love with.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: Policy prevents you from carrying much to protect yourself when walking around campus, but there seems to be only one security vehicle roaming, and they don't really show up until after an incident, leaving people like me who don't have self defense training highly vulnerable. The health center has limited weekend hours (just a couple on Saturday). The staff is usually nice, but not alway that helpful.

3 College Senior

Campus Quality: Students studying Japanese or Chinese get ALEXX program TA's, which are people who come directly from China and Japan to learn how to teach their native language to English speakers. The Business program is top notch, although ver hard to get into. Minimum GPA for students admitted is 3.25, but the average is higher. The school offers Latin and Greek for the classic lovers, and a couple of years ago one of our science departments got to work with NASA.

3 College Senior

Campus Quality: Great Rec Center, that includes an indoor pool and hot tub, an indoor track, fitness classes that are free to attend as part of membership, and even a rock climbing wall. There are couple of pubs near campus including the Cheerful Tortoise and Rogue Hall as well as a bowling alley and pool tables for rent in the basement of the Smith Memorial Student Center. Also a few places to sit down and eat around like the Chit Chat Cafe which has some nice areas for small groups to meet up.

4 College Senior

Local Area: What can I say? It's Portlandia. Food carts provide some of the best (and worst) food you will ever try, and we have more microbrews than many small towns have people.

3 College Senior

Administration: I think some of the dorm policies are a little ridiculous, but I guess it is pretty average overall.

4 College Senior

Diversity: Not a whole lot of wealthy students, however many religions are practiced among the students, we have large international populations from the middle east and Japan, and the Queer Resource Center moved last year to a more accessible location to better support the LGBQT community on campus. Democratic location, however there are large pockets of Repulicans, and there are a couple political clubs including a Socialist one.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: I went to a rush out of curiosity, and the girls were nice enough there, however it is really expensive which sucks for some one who has to work part time just to afford to attend college.

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: It's Portland so everything from prep to what in the?

2 College Freshman

Parking: My school is in the middle of Portland, so you have to pay for public parking and it is crowded.

3 College Freshman

Administration: The rules are not that bad.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: Its average to most campuses. It is pretty busy most of the time

3 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: Its Portland, everyone smokes weed. average alcohol intake

5 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: LOTS of diversity from all over and its really awesome.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: I am a criminology and criminal justice major and I love my professors

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: They have a wide range of academic studies. Lots to choose from

4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Portland is actually cheap in living downtown close to the school compared to other cities.

4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: The school of Urban and Public Affairs is great and very helpful.

3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Lots of club sports to join and people do attend games but its not as big as other schools.

3 Recent Alumnus

Technology: You should bring your own laptop just in case the computer lab is full

3 College Student

Technology: I have my own laptop so it isn't a problem personally, but there isn't enough computers on campus

4 College Student

Party Scene: I am not able to go clubbing yet, but the parties on campus are very welcoming

3 College Student

Athletics: For the students who really care about athletics love to watch sports, live on campus, are on a team, there is a lot of people in the crowd. But we do not compare to other Universities such as the Ducks.


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