College Senior 2013-10-20T20:56:17Z
Ranging qualities of pricy housing. Freshmen are likely to live in smaller dorms in older buildings like Platt or Forest. Sophomores tend to live in Holmes and Hartzfeld. Although living on campus as an upperclassman in the apartments is more expensive than off campus in a house on the hill, it is incredibly easy to apply and convenient.
College Sophomore 2013-08-31T19:05:14Z
The workload depends a lot on the teacher who teaches the class. Some classes are very laid back and not challenging. Other classes will have you in the library until the wee hours of the morning. There are a lot of opportunities to write research papers for class which is an exciting aspect of the university. In many cases students select their own research topic which leads to innovative papers that students are actually excited to write.
College Sophomore 2013-08-31T18:58:25Z
Getting into the classes you need can be a little challenging. It is important to prioritize which classes you take when because it can be a little difficult to take the pre-requisite classes you need for other classes to complete you major. Students declare their major at the end of sophomore year and after speaking with their advisor and completing the necessary paper work.
College Sophomore 2013-08-31T18:45:03Z
Some of the majors and departments are very good. They have experienced professors and challenging classes. Other departments are not as well supported. It is important to pick classes according to professors rather than strictly for subject. ASK PAST STUDENTS! There are some amazing professors and really challenging classes that expand your interests and abilities.
College Sophomore 2013-08-31T18:36:14Z
Students are not assisted in finding internships. The opportunities available in Portland are great, if you can find them and if you can get a connection which allows you to actually get the internship. There is a little help with creating a resume but that is probably the total extent of assistance for finding an internship.
College Sophomore 2013-07-31T20:15:51Z
The biology program is great in that you can tailor it to fit your specific interest. In other words, if you aren't into plants or ecology, then you can just take classes about biochemistry and still be able to get a bio degree.
College Sophomore 2013-07-31T20:13:00Z
Portland is astonishing in beauty. I love the city and it has a lot to offer in terms of shopping and food as well as an easy to use public transport system.
College Sophomore 2013-07-31T20:10:46Z
While I received a good amount of aid, I have never been so frustrated with a group of individuals. For the second year in a row I was chosen to "verify" my aid which meant that I had to resubmit a whole bunch of forms--some of which the office lost--and wait a long time for my aid to be solidified. This meant calling them almost every other day for approximately 5 weeks of my summer. Fun times.
College Sophomore 2013-07-31T20:06:53Z
There isn't a lot of parking near the dorms, but freshmen can't have cars anyway and the public transportation is incredibly easy to use!
College Sophomore 2013-07-24T16:11:41Z
Health & Safety:
I felt very safe living on campus last year. I heard about a few laptops being stolen when left unattended in common areas. People just need to be responsible, lock the door to your room and don't let randos into the building, if you are concerned about theft.
College Sophomore 2013-05-19T18:45:39Z
Campus safety sucks. Kids are getting in more trouble in recent years. But it is reeeeally safe!!!
College Sophomore 2013-05-19T18:40:15Z
Sports are not a big thing at LC. Most athletes hang out with each other and dont mingle with the "narps" (non-athletic, regular person) that much. It's a stoner school, not a sport school.
College Junior 2013-05-02T21:27:22Z
I like that the math department is intimate and I can easily connect with my professors. However, most professors are pure mathematicians and the program seems to be skewed in that direction. I wish there were more chances to do applied math and possibly interdisciplinary programs.
College Junior 2013-04-30T21:34:05Z
Have my own computer but you can access one, most people don't need to as they have their own computers. Never print on campus
College Junior 2013-04-19T22:14:57Z
Most of the good off-campus dining near LC is located in Lake Oswego, which is generally pricey. However, the Sellwood neighborhood is close, if you have a car, which provides a lot of good options, and you can always hop the Pioneer Express bus downtown, at which point you have almost all of Portland's central restaurants to choose from.
College Sophomore 2013-04-13T06:50:23Z
Off-campus housing is pretty good. A lot of students rent houses in the residential neighborhood directly surrounding the campus, and there are a lot of good options at good price levels. Students also live across the river in SE Portland, which is a really great neighborhood that people really enjoy living in. Living on campus may be a little more convenient, but living off campus gives you a feeling of independence and it's really nice to not be on campus all the time.
College Sophomore 2013-04-13T06:37:55Z
The academics offered at LC are nothing but quality. The professors are accessible and approachable, know their material, and enjoy teaching. The curriculum is challenging but rewarding. The registration process is fairly simple and straightforward. The workload is dependent on how many classes you take and what you are studying. Popular study areas are Psychology, Biology, and International Affairs.
College Sophomore 2013-04-13T06:34:05Z
I'm a Biology major, and the program is amazing. The curriculum is very challenging but totally rewarding and interesting. The facilities are top notch, with wonderful laboratories, equipment, and technology. The workload is definitely rigorous but always interesting and worth it. There are tons of research opportunities on campus with the faculty, as well as internship opportunities off campus, such as at OHSU.
College Sophomore 2013-04-13T06:24:21Z
It rains a lot, but you get used to it and it makes everything really pretty. Yeah, it's a lot of rain, but it doesn't really impede any campus experiences. You just wear a rain jacket.
College Sophomore 2013-04-01T03:22:35Z
If you get in trouble, you don't want to get in trouble with the Portland Police. RAs aren't too strict but do follow campus rules regarding writing offenders up, and what happens to you depends on the severity of the offense. Campus Safety is more strict than the RAs but I haven't heard of anyone getting punishment beyond a student "court" hearing.
College Sophomore 2013-04-01T03:15:41Z
I received quite a bit, but I really need more. The financial aid office staff are pretty friendly to talk to to check up on how things are going, though.
College Senior 2013-03-11T18:45:49Z
At LC, most students arrive on campus their first day with little to know idea of whet they'll be majoring in. It's within their first year that they decide, and this is totally expected. There are no difficulties or challenges!
College Senior 2013-03-11T18:44:27Z
I love the school in general and my program. No huge complaints!
College Senior 2013-03-11T18:39:24Z
SOAN is a great major, combing the pedagogies of anthropology and sociology with a focus on qualitative human studies. This department is not perfect, however. Namely, I would encourage it have two sub-departments: one for a general anthro/socio combined degree and another for those wishing to actually become anthropologists or sociologists. I feel as a current student that at times, the classes are far too general. Although they are all extremely interesting, there is a lack of focus on creating a product, that is to say an ethnography, for instance. Maybe this is just because it is technically an undergraduate degree, who knows. Otherwise, I really enjoy all my classes; they were very well taught!
College Senior 2013-03-11T18:24:21Z
I was given a research stipend with Dean's office last summer of $2000 (8 weeks of the summer, 8 hours a day) plus a $600 check for living expenses. Such a great deal and I learned a ton while working with a SOAN professor on her work with French gastronomy
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