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Academic Rigor
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Most Helpful Review for Portland State University
  • Category: Am learning a lot
  • Review by: Brittany from Tigard, OR
  • 28 out of 30 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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  • Jayson from Portland, OR
  • Oct-04-2017 I am a current student here

    Portland State University has been so helpful. As a disabled student they have gone above and beyond to make sure I am comfortable and ready to start school from home since I cannot go on campus. The phone calls from my counselors weekly and all of the help from everyone has left me stunned. I have had such a good time here and I look forward to continuing my education. I also look forward to learning in India this spring which I would have never had the opportunity as a disabled person without PSU.

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  • Spencer from Kaneohe, HI
  • Sep-13-2016 I am a current student here

    The overall school is in an amazing location, the price isn't bad for being located within the actual city. Everything is easy and convenient to travel too including the airport. The weather isnt as bad as everyone says just make sure you know what the PNW has to offer.

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  • gracie - washougal, wa
  • Jun-07-2016 I am a current student here

    it's a really good school that offers a lot of different classes. however, their 4 year graduation guarantee entails 4 years of inquiry classes that aren't for me. i love how close i live to the school ( i grew up in portland), but i wish the inquiry classes were optional with some kind of opt out test.

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  • lauren from iuka, il
  • May-07-2016 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    i applied to this university because it seemed interesting and had the major i was looking for. they emailed me to tell me that they received my application and that was the last i heard from them. they never sent me an acceptance or rejection letter; maybe they lost my application.

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  • A student at Portland State University
  • Jan-02-2015 I am a current student here

    Portland State is made up of a very charming group of students, and every one seems very distinctively unique and righteous in their own light. The campus is beautiful, yet a bit small, and perfectly located in downtown, which makes the college-student lifestyle feel busy, exciting, and mature. It is nice to be a part of an urban, eco-friendly, and diverse university.

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  • R from Beaverton, OR
  • Dec-21-2014 I am a current student here

    This was not my first choice school; I went here because of the cheap tuition, and I'm very happy with my decision. I really love the school. There's always stuff to do, places to visit, food to eat (amazing food carts!), and a diverse body of people to meet.

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  • Adriana from Portland, OR
  • Nov-02-2014 I am a current student here

    Portland State University is very eco friendly. It is a commuting school; there are buses, trains, and streetcars available for transportation. Everyone is very friendly and welcoming!

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  • Starlyn from Portland, OR
  • Oct-21-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Horrible and not able to help students, has no opportunities for students, takes forever to get ahold of anyone to help, spams emails with things that are unneeded even after asking them to personally stop.

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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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