Recent Alumnus 2013-10-10T15:27:26Z
I am unaware of greek life on our campus. I am not sure that I would be able identify someone as greek unless they tell me. Although, I do not know every club that is active within PNCA. So I could just be personally unaware.
Recent Alumnus 2013-10-10T15:25:08Z
Health & Safety:
I believe the campus is very safe. I have attended school at PNCA for 4 years and have never seen any problems except for a few thefts on campus. I think there are surveillance cameras everywhere and security staff. Also, the community at PNCA is pretty tight knit and anyone would step up to help if any issues were to arise. They get an A+.
College Sophomore 2013-05-31T03:16:37Z
You get a different feel than other schools. I personally like how small it is would be overwhelming if it had more people.
College Sophomore 2013-05-31T03:14:41Z
Too costly better off taking the street car or a bike or getting a ride.
College Sophomore 2013-05-31T03:13:35Z
Very high tech has all the programs an art student would need. Not fond of Macs though but that is personal.
College Sophomore 2013-05-31T03:11:46Z
Overall a bit of a hassle, however once everything is sorted out financial aid runs pretty smoothly. Just have to get past the paperwork.
College Junior 2013-02-25T01:54:29Z
Right now the only housing option PNCA has is an apartment complex that is a 20-minute walk from campus. There is a shuttle that runs from the Goose to PNCA, but it seats less than 10 people, so sometimes you have to fight for a seat or walk instead. The apartments aren't bad- spacious enough, with a kitchen, bathroom, and dishwasher included. The lighting is pretty bad, though, so be prepared to bring some of your own if you want to see at night. The school provides a bed and desk for each student along with a dining table, four chairs, and a living room couch. Sometimes this works out better than others, seeing as to how when I moved in, there was a pretty bad bed bug infestation coming from the couch they had provided. All fine, as exterminations were provided, but it still took the better part of a year to get rid of (and living out of bags for months is not always the greatest thing). The bed bug problem, which had cropped up in a lot of other apartments too, seems to have been cleared up since I left. However, it is an older building in a city with a lot of college students circulating around the rooms, so it's good to ask the owners if you're thinking of moving in. PNCA's apartments aren't the cheapest, either, so I would recommend finding a different place if you want to save a little money. It is a good place to build a network of friends and keep in the social circle though (and also meet students from other schools), so if you like the people then it could be a good fit for you.
College Junior 2013-02-25T01:36:56Z
PNCA is too small for that s*** to even be possible
College Junior 2013-02-25T01:35:19Z
Health & Safety:
The biggest problem at PNCA seems to be bicycle theft and theft of materials/artwork. Occasionally a computer or keyboard will disappear, and generally it's advised not to leave your stuff alone in a room. It's a pretty tightly knit community, so regarding people and buildings it's a pretty secure place to be.
College Sophomore 2013-02-07T18:22:45Z
I haven't started classes that are specifically for my major but there are plenty of resources and events to help me get affiliated with the classrooms and the kind of work they do.
College Sophomore 2012-12-09T21:39:31Z
Weird people are accepted with open arms. I haven't met a single racist soul. It's not very diverse racially but it is in other ways.
College Sophomore 2012-12-09T21:37:26Z
Eveyrone's nice. Diverse people. Plenty of cheap restaurants along with really expensive ones. Overall, Portland isn't a city that's too expensive to live in. You have to go out of your way to find fun things to do if you're under 21.
College Senior 2012-11-29T00:11:02Z
There are several majors that don't really exist at other schools. They are always adding new courses and sections.
College Senior 2012-11-29T00:10:07Z
It's Portland. It rains. This is not a problem for me. Some people might be offended by condensation.
College Senior 2012-11-29T00:08:19Z
Most Academic classes exist as a way for the school to be accredited. There are a few good ones though. I'd recommend getting most of this done at another school and then transfering.
College Senior 2012-11-29T00:05:24Z
Most affordable housing is miles from campus. But it's out there...
College Senior 2012-11-29T00:04:01Z
There is one coffee stand. Other than that, vending machines. There are few affordable restaurants in the neighborhood.
College Junior 2012-11-22T00:39:44Z
It's a very small school and definitely feels more like a workplace than a hangout. That said, the library is amazing, especially for how small it is. I spend most of my time in there. I don't know about any traditions. There are no dedicated green spaces but there are a lot of parks nearby. I do wish that there were more athletic options; since the campus is so small I don't expect any teams but access to the gym across the street would be great. Access to PSU's rec center would be even better.
College Sophomore 2012-11-19T06:46:30Z
I didn't get enough financial aid to cover all my tuition. Trying to get more has been a dreadful experience, resulting in having my ability to borrow equipment, take out books from the library, and print off the computers taken away. It's been restored, but I might be forced to take a semester off because of it. Karmin, in financial aid, has consistently given a bad attitude to students needing help. very poor.
College Sophomore 2012-11-19T06:43:36Z
mostly good, but the campus is rather small, the dorms far from the school, and little dining on campus. The school did buy a new building, so that may change soon!
College Junior 2012-11-13T04:48:50Z
The summers and fall here are really beautiful, but it rains A LOT from like October - May. I would not recommend moving to Portland if you do not like the rain or the cold.
College Junior 2012-11-13T04:45:45Z
I received a foundations year scholarship for being a transfer student and some kind of admission's scholarship that everyone receives when getting accepted. Other than that the people in financial aid are pretty helpful in finding you scholarships and work study to help you out.
College Junior 2012-11-13T04:41:49Z
The campus is very laid back, there isn't much that you can get in trouble for
College Junior 2012-11-13T04:36:00Z
There is a shuttle that runs from the apartment complex that the school rents out to students. It's free and runs according to when classes start/ end. Other than that it's not a bad walk or the street car and max are there which is also and so really convenient. Portland has awesome public transit and its easy to bike everywhere.
College Sophomore 2012-11-10T17:19:20Z
There is no dining on campus, just a small coffee shop with baked items. There are many good options around though, as PNCA is right in the heart of the Pearl District. Safeway is one block away and always full of Art students at the lunch hour. There is also many fine coffee shops nearby including Two Sisters and Barista.
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