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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The classes are fun, and the people are nice!

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is a lot of ethnic/racial diversity at PSU, and everyone is accepting.

2 College Sophomore

Weather: I may be more adversely affected by the weather because I have an affinity for skirts, so I may not be speaking for everyone here. The fact that the campus is strewn throughout a large chunk of city blocks means a lot of distance to travel between classes. When it rains, there are puddles everywhere! Not to mention, I'm always uncomfortably wet once I trudge to my next class. The wind is also pretty annoying...

2 College Sophomore

Parking: To be honest, I almost never took my car to school. It didn't seem worth it to drive there. First of all, parking permits were over $200, and all it does is LET you park in one of the 4 lots PSU offers. It does not, in any way, guarantee a spot, which fills up quickly. When I did park at school, I would have to park on the street. And since this campus is located downtown, it was very hard to find a spot, usually making me late to class! And you'd have to keep checking the meter. The rules for where you can park and for how long is not very well-known, so I even ended up with a parking ticket once. I hated driving and parking downtown!

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: PSU just got a new athletic center with a huge pool and a few floors full of gym equipment.The library is huge and built around an even bigger tree. The majority of the campus surrounds a space called the "park blocks." it's a long area where cars are more or less not allowed. There are plenty of trees, benches, and even a space for small performances. In addition to the school cafeteria, we also have a student-run vegan-optional cafe that's pretty cool. Again, there's nothing too special, but it's all pretty nice.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: I really like the layout of this school because it's not like a normal campus. It isn't built like it is its own community in a college bubble; instead, it is embedded into the city of Portland. Therefore, we are not only a part of a college culture, but we are also immersed into the culture of the city itself. Other than that, though, there's not really anything that sets it apart from other schools.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The financial aid process wasn't too bad, actually. But it all really depends on who you get to talk to. It's mostly a hassle because it's hard to find information on my own. I ended up having to request extra financial aid, and it was a time-consuming effort to get all the right paperwork turned in. The people who I talked to were helpful, but it would have been easier if they just laid things out in the first place instead of looking everywhere and having to talk to multiple people multiple times.

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Portland State University has a great mix of Pacific Northwest nature and downtown Portland urban theme.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: soooo many options and price ranges.

3 College Junior

Weather: its not a real big bother. Just very wet.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: too expensive for me, but great community,

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: its average. no real big impacts.

4 College Junior

Technology: Ther are labs everywhere with good access.

3 College Junior

Administration: it could be better but security is evident.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: I had a lot of trouble at first but it got easier.

4 College Junior

Athletics: the athletics is important and given it's due.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: looked interesting, but no time for it.

3 College Junior

Parking: the prices and spacing is good.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: There are spots for 21< but not a lot for under.

4 College Junior

Majors: plenty of lee way for different mediums.

3 College Junior

Majors: great resources for finding available options.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I was able to find available options for off- campus that seemed OK but nothing special but it was all at least very near the campus.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: My major consists of a good amount of workload and hands on experience. I can choose the option of having hands on experience in digital video production or field documentary. There is a vast majority of internships that I can apply to whether on campus or off campus and it is a blessing to have film companies near by that offer internships to students.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Portland Oregon is known for its diversity and its acceptance of sexual orientation.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: This is my first term here at Portland State University, and from what I have experienced, I love it. I love the atmosphere, the culture, the nightlife, the events that occurs. Every school is unique in their own way, and I believe for Portland State University, we are very big on bike riding and being green; recycling and reusing.

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