College Senior 2013-05-22T03:41:25Z
There are many, many multicultural groups represented on campus, and the school does a great job of recognizing, celebrating and encouraging diversity.
Recent Alumnus 2013-05-20T18:57:14Z
Vikings athletic program is not that great. I personally never had any desire to attend any games, nor did my classmates.
Recent Alumnus 2013-05-20T18:45:51Z
No pressure to drink or use drugs from peers, and no usage visible on campus.
Recent Alumnus 2013-05-20T18:45:06Z
There are some good options in terms of variety and cost around Portland State University. From Mexican to Lebanese, the options are good. The restaurants are all located within walking distance of campus, and prices range from 5-12$ average for a plate of food.
College Senior 2013-05-13T20:44:14Z
All of the campus computer labs are usually great...except for the School of Business Administration Computer Lab. The computers in that lab never seem to work and people always seem to be working on a group project next to you.
College Senior 2013-05-13T20:39:24Z
Nightlife is awesome for 21+. Plenty of bars on campus and the campus itself is pretty close to the downtown club scene.
College Senior 2013-05-13T20:35:46Z
Depends who you hang out with. I've only heard of people smoking on campus.
College Senior 2013-05-13T15:33:38Z
PSU has great facilities. There are two gyms (the older Stott Center and the new rec center), many computer labs spread out on campus (from the Broadway Building to several in Cramer and Neuberger). The Miller Library is awesome and has two computer labs, book scanners, a coffee shop and many study rooms, including a family friend study room.
College Sophomore 2013-05-08T23:16:05Z
Situated just South of Downtown Portland, Portland State University has access to a plethora of transportation options. Mass transit is accessible smack dab in the middle of campus. Traditional transportation options are viable as well. Once on campus, getting around is fairly trivial as the entirety of campus is accessible by foot.
College Sophomore 2013-05-08T23:06:46Z
Academics at Portland State University are excellent. The curriculum is both relevant and engaging and the workload associated with the curriculum can be reasonably managed. The facilities available on campus are good and are even better, almost fantastic, within the engineering and computer science department.
College Sophomore 2013-05-08T22:55:43Z
The culture on campus is pretty laid back. However, within student housing the management and staff can be somewhat strict. Use common sense in student housing. Don't leave your door open at night and remember to lock your door.
College Sophomore 2013-05-08T22:50:05Z
There are quite a few options for financial aid and if you're not looking, they're easy to miss. I suggest regularly checking for new scholarship opportunities and to snag as many as you can and/or need. Don't procrastinate, do all you can to find the money you need. Apart from that, the financial aid advisers are helpful and knowledgeable and really can help you out. Take advantage of all of the help you can get.
College Sophomore 2013-05-08T22:46:04Z
Portland State University is well rounded with regards to academics. Curriculum as a Freshman was both challenging and exciting. The alternative general education provided at the university is a welcome liberal change from the conservative regurgitation I was used to. Registring for classes was pretty much a fair experience and is probably the only gripe I have with the academics here. Apart from that, all is well.
College Senior 2013-05-06T00:51:21Z
i have not noticed anything that affects student involvement and/or social activities
College Senior 2013-05-06T00:49:32Z
i have never had a problem finding a computer to use.
Recent Alumnus 2013-05-05T18:18:34Z
Guys & Girls:
You have your average mix of college kids of all shapes and sizes. And there are the commuters so my class has many professionals or people going back to school mixed in with the full-time living in the dorm room kids. It is a culturally rich school with people from every continent in every shade of skin. There are athletes and academics, musicians and artists, tons of independent do-it-yourself-ers, cyclists, hikers, skiers, civic minded peeps. It's all here, Portland feels very international compared to other cities of it's size.
Recent Alumnus 2013-05-05T18:06:07Z
The school is in downtown Portland and you can definitely get involved in the community. You are not off in ivory towers somewhere disconnected to reality. It seems like you can get involved working in the real world with regard to your academic interests if you just apply yourself. There are always social events to check out and there are museums and public gardens, and citywide events within walking distance of the campus. Also Public transportation is amazing. You don't need a car to get the most out of studying in Portland at PSU.
Recent Alumnus 2013-05-05T17:55:05Z
Will I'm in the middle of my first class here. The curriculum was designed by a few of the Professors and has been taught over and over, getting fine tuned each time. The Grad students teach the class in pairs. One lectures and the other reads and grades student work. The both have office hours and seem genuinely interested in making sure the students understand the lectures and know what to study for the tests. It's very clear and seems super easy to succeed if you're at all motivated to do the work.
Recent Alumnus 2013-05-05T17:47:07Z
I don't personally see any drug scene at the school but I don't live on campus and I'm taking one night class. I don't feel qualified to talk about it because I am a commuter student. However, as I see it, it's a hard working population.
College Junior 2013-05-04T20:12:16Z
There are a lot of options to eat at. From the restaurants to the food carts to what is actually served at the campus... there is something around for everyone. It is nice to see such a variety.
Recent Alumnus 2013-05-03T18:59:14Z
The park blocks run through the middle of Portland State. They are about five straight city blocks that have huge trees, grass, benches and you can generally find students/faculty hanging out there. It's an amazing feature that I know a lot of intercity school don't have.
Recent Alumnus 2013-05-03T18:56:30Z
There are a number of ways to get to Portland State. It is a commutor school so trimet gives students term passes. There is the max and parking garages. The parking is a little difficult without a parking pass, and while it's possible I would recommend taking the bus or the max.
Recent Alumnus 2013-05-03T18:54:18Z
The university security does their job well. There have been assualts (mostly theft) and when this occurs they do a great job of informing students, so we can be safe, and searching for the perpetrator.
Recent Alumnus 2013-05-03T18:51:29Z
I'm a English Major/Writing Minor. With the right help it's great!
Recent Alumnus 2013-05-02T19:16:50Z
Classes are not that challenging, but some of them are interesting.
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