Concordia University-Portland
Portland, OR, USA

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Concordia University-Portland
3.65 Average Rating

Timothy from San Jose, CA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Concordia is not a large school at all. This means that all of the classes are very personal, for example my largest class consisted of 30 people. Therefore all of my teachers knew my name, kept in contact with me via E-mail, kept me updated on assignment, even went and had a cup of coffee with me from time to time. Every aspect of the class room was very personal which made learning much easier!
Am enjoying being here
Coming from California the transition from state to state was rough, but Concordia really helped me become involved not only in the school and my community but it also allowed me to quickly get comfortable with the city. Concordia is a small school (roughly 2500-3000 students) so getting to know people was incredibly easy! Though it rains a lot that never stops me or anyone i know from having a great time. Concordia is located in between PSU, UP, PCC, and several other schools within a 25 mile radius so new people are always around and coming up to the school whether it be for sporting events or just to visit. Also the school is a 5-10 minute drive from downtown so even though the school itself is in the suburbs entertainment is never far, plus the school always has discounted events (everything from Halloween Corn Mazes to Portland Trailblazer games) going on with free transportation provided!
Bang for the buck
Concordia is a great school and though it is expensive in my opinion it is well worth at least MOST of the money. The only thing i have room to complain about is the meal plan (The cafeteria is open only a few hours a day and around the end of the year blocks [method of paying for food] tend to get tight), other than that the rooms are still the largest i have seen out of all the colleges I have visited, the events are fun and ALWAYS going on, sporting events are free to students and fun to go to (we have very good teams and athletes), Classes are personal and easy to work with, the staff is amazing and every other aspect of the College Experience is well represented!
Tips for prospective students
My only tip is to send in an application! Even if you are only considering it. The Application is free and if you do decide to go give the campus a visit! Tours are given regularly by students who know the area as well as the school.
Great for these types of students
Hands on and personal learners. Adventurous people who are social (as our school is full of fun people that love to go places and do things!) and fun loving! Also if you are looking for great sports teams our NAIA division teams are amazing with great coaches!
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Destiny from Tacoma, WA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Concordia is a school that lets you be you. They really try to make sure that you are going to graduate and find work after. They also have many extra-curriculars and leadership opportunities.
Tips for prospective students
I would just be someone who has good grades, and a passion to go to school. They accepted me because of my essay that I sent in telling them why I wanted to go there. They have really amazing coordinators to help you get into the school.
Academic Rigor
The classes that they have can be difficult but overall, they are for your own good. I find that there are classes that are really difficult but the teachers are there to help you.
Dorm Life
I live in the Coates apartments. They are spacious and great to live in. They can be a little noisy though.
Food and Dining
The food is really good now. They have a restaurant style eating area and everything is made to order. They have many different options and theme nights.
What to do for fun
There are many different leadership opportunities and intramurals to do on campus. There are also activities that go on every weekend.
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Edward from Vancouver, WA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
A great university! Really friendly atmosphere here, teachers are more than willing to help the student. Known mostly for its top nursing program, but has many other programs, such as music, business, and so on.
Tips for prospective students
Not that large of a school, under 3,000 students. Many of whom live on campus.
Academic Rigor
Strong and rigorous classes, but not too extreme.
Dorm Life
Has many different options for housing. From single rooms to quads. Also various types of rooms/buildings. Check website for more info.
Food and Dining
Pretty decent food and dining, nothing to special about it.
What to do for fun
Many activities throughout the campus. Starting from various clubs, to intramural sports.
Bang for the buck
It is a private university, therefore not that cheap, but you do get a great education.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Many people hang out in the library, 1st floor.
Great for these types of students
Medical students, athletes, musicians.
Clubs and Activities
A lot of different activities and clubs at Concordia, like basketball, volleyball, soccer, music club, nursing club, and so on
Campus Safety
Pretty safe campus.
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Phillip from Aurora, CO

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The professors are always willing to help, and they make lessons understandable so that its easier for students to memorize what they learn that day. Some professors even extend deadlines of assignments that I have had trouble with or need more time working on.
Am enjoying being here
The campus is nice and small, its great having almost everyone know each other, and having so many people getting along with one another. There are always tons of events that go about and each of the event is a great way to make friends or have fun.
Bang for the buck
It may be slightly expensive to attend, but with scholarships, and financial aid it can very easily be paid off, there are even available scholarships for the campus that may be available.
Tips for prospective students
For many of the students who wish to attend i would recommend setting meetings with teachers and roommates when problems occur, if there is any concern or problems in your mind, the teachers and friends that are made can very very reliable.
Great for these types of students
This college would be very great for students who wish to be involved with the community and making the world a better place. This is also a great place for those who wish to study christian ministries, and the school has a great nursing program and athletic program.
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Jennifer from Beaverton, OR

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I learn something everyday. The teachers use a variety of learning methods to get your attention and to help you learn. They even have tutoring centers for free for students and
Am enjoying being here
Concordia is so friendly! That's one thing that really stood out to me. Being a small school, the teachers really take time to know you and help you. They have a lot of activities for students and really help you have fun while being at school!
Bang for the buck
Apply for all the scholarships you can get! Even though this is a private school, with scholarships you can receive, it will come out cheaper or less expensive than other schools! It's true when they say that over 90% of Concordia students are getting some sort of aid.
Tips for prospective students
Don't base your future school off of where your boyfriend/girlfriend is going, you'll make friends at any college! There's a great variety of students at Concordia and they greatly strive for making everyone be comfortable and appreciated. Check out the dorms at any college you go to before you apply; you want to be comfortable where you are going to be sleeping!
Great for these types of students
I think this school is great for people who love having a smaller community and truly getting to know your teachers and classmates throughout your whole college experience. This school was just ranked in 2010 as the number one university out of the nation for it's community service! There are many opportunities to give back and this school shows that!
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