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Academic Rigor
3.9825
Dorm Life
3.4545
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Bang for the buck
3.6986
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4.0278
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3.8364
Most Helpful Review for Portland State University
  • Category: Am learning a lot
  • Review by: Brittany from Tigard, OR
  • 25 out of 27 people found this review helpful

When it comes to how much you learn I believe that it is up to you to take classes that are interesting and a little bit challenging, because the classes that are easy tend to get boring and not teach you as much.

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  • MW from Portland, OR
  • Aug-26-2014 I am a current student here

    PSU is typically called a commuter college because of its urban setting and appeal to non-traditional college students (returning students, transfers, etc). Like all colleges, there are good and bad aspects to PSU. One good aspect is their new 4-year degree guarantee, and one bad aspect is the bureaucratic run-around you get due to the high numbers of students enrolled there.

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  • Victoria from Portland, OR
  • May-23-2014 I am a current student here

    Portland State is a great place for those who enjoy the urban life meets the environment. Just try public transportation or ride your bike to get here. The parking is terrible.

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  • Jordan from Albany, OR
  • Apr-24-2014 I am a current student here

    This School has great students and faculty, however the food isn't the greatest. The location of the school is probably the best out of all schools in Oregon. This school has a fantastic Honors program which helps you succeed ten times more than the regular college program.

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  • Hannah from Tillamook, OR
  • Mar-15-2014 I am a current student here

    Though this school does have a great sports program, that is not the focus. Being in Downtown Portland, there is always something to do after class. The teachers genuinely care about your education, enough to strike for it.

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  • Sydney from Las Vegas, NV
  • Feb-11-2014 I am a current student here

    PSU is a great campus filled with lots of interesting people. Portland is a beautiful city to live in. PSU offers lots of different majors to fill many interests.

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  • Evelyn
  • Jan-30-2014 I am a current student here

    I believe Portland state is the best at academic quality. The campus layout makes getting to class simple and easy. As well as they provide great benefits with a central location to life outside of PSU.

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  • Ruby from Santa Barbara, CA
  • Jan-25-2014 I am a current student here

    It it is a great school! The faculty are really great and helpful. Everyone here is very passionate and the campus is wonderful!

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  • Tina from Camas, WA
  • Jan-21-2014 I am a current student here

    Portland State University has a welcoming atmosphere. The campus is diverse and the teachers are very friendly. There are a variety of classes that challenge students into thinking out-side of the box.

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