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Most Helpful Review for Portland State University
  • Category: Am learning a lot
  • Review by: Brittany from Tigard, OR
  • 26 out of 28 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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  • 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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  • 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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