College Junior 2012-12-27T08:51:27Z
It seems most students are over 21. A lot of hipsters and pretentious people. Lots of Liberal arts majors. The campus is cool though.
College Sophomore 2012-12-26T23:45:29Z
Portland State is located in the most eccentric and beautiful city in this nation, Portland! It has it all; diversity, awareness, food, attractions, culture and opportunities!
College Sophomore 2012-12-26T23:40:02Z
Though I'm only a freshman, I already love and enjoy The Hatfield School of government! The building, the school, the professors, the courses and my peers! Most of the program's professors have experience in their fields, which makes our learning easier and more interesting.
College Sophomore 2012-12-26T23:33:00Z
With a Political Science and Communications major I am more than likely to intern at one of the many law offices Portland has to offer. Most likely I will have a paid internship, since that appears to be the norm in these internships. My responsibilities will hopefully consist of briefing and assisting the attorney, and hopefully gain experience for law school.
College Senior 2012-12-24T18:27:17Z
Big city with lots to do, many different kinds of people, and a very welcoming and exciting atmosphere.
College Junior 2012-12-24T08:05:03Z
Since PSU is in downtown Portland & it's a commuter school, the only available modes of transportation (other than bikes, etc.) are public transportation & car. Trimet, the public transit system, is the most cost-effective method, although the cost of a student-discounted pass just rose recently. Driving is also useful, but the cost for a parking permit is more expensive than a Trimet pass for a full-time student & it might take just as much time to get through traffic in the downtown area.
College Junior 2012-12-24T07:56:35Z
Health & Safety:
PSU's campus is relatively safe & there are blue light phones. It is a big campus & the buildings are spread out over the city so it's relatively open to the public. This makes it difficult to distinguish between students & non-students.
College Sophomore 2012-12-22T06:29:02Z
Its very rainy. However, I personally love the rain. Its not too cold, but I can't exaggerate how much it rains here.
College Sophomore 2012-12-22T06:28:07Z
The campus is only strict on things that break the law, such as underage drinking, drug abuse etc.
College Sophomore 2012-12-22T06:27:13Z
I am not in any sports. However, I have taken classes at the athletic building, and the building is quite nice and very based on athletes and their needs.
College Sophomore 2012-12-22T06:21:59Z
The dorm I live in are very nice (Its the broadway). However, the dorm community can be a problem. I guess it just depends on which floor theme one chooses.
College Sophomore 2012-12-21T01:13:00Z
I have a passive aggressive roommate but hey she is graduating soon! And I pay a decent amount of rent to have my own bedroom. It's about a ten minute walk to campus and I can take the streetcar if I want to.
College Sophomore 2012-12-21T01:11:05Z
We have trimet buses, the max, and the streetcar( which is free for students) and they are all very close if not directly on campus. Most of my classes are within walking distance as well.
College Sophomore 2012-12-21T01:09:06Z
Guys & Girls:
People are to themselves. I like that everyone has their own flavor. I guess overall it's a hipster thrift store kind of style.
College Sophomore 2012-12-21T01:07:55Z
Awful for students under 21. There are a couple of dance clubs that a lot of highschool-ers and sometimes middle school-ers go to. They aren't very fun. I think I could choose to be very active in the nightlife at PSU (as a 20 year old). It would take some effort. I would have to become good friends with students in the partying sorority and fraternity but even then this school is nothing like OSU or U of O who had tons of parties, themed parties, costume parties Thursday Friday and Saturday night. Most students that have a nightlife go to the bars and the younger ones like myself every once in a while might find a party to attend. "I'm going to Corvallis this weekend" or "I'm staying in Eugene this weekend" most definitely means "I'm going to go socialize, have sex, drink, meet friends, or visit someone and party." It hardly ever means anything else.
College Sophomore 2012-12-21T00:55:20Z
My first year away from my parents, I always had food available to me. What wasn't so nice was what I had to buy into in order to live on campus as a freshmen. I HAD to buy a meal plan in the school's cafeteria. It wouldn't have been so terrible with the food and service wasn't as bad. The bagels were always stale and rock hard, the food lacked flavor, looked as though it was expired or old, and the food from the grill was usually greasy. This year I live in an apartment near campus and I don't understand why I no longer receive the aid I did before. I was given aid and after I registered for my classes they had to ask for very large amount of it back. Apparently they had done some processing late. I have to pay less to attend Portland State because my father is a professor there. What I didn't understand was why I couldn't receive nearly as much aid because of it. They told me that because I paid less I receive less help. It kind of takes away the whole discount going to college idea and I'm wishing I had gone somewhere else.
College Junior 2012-12-20T21:58:00Z
Portland State University offers many great options for majors and career paths. The professors care about the students learning and they offer as much as they could. For extra help there are office hours in which they are willing to give up some of their own time to help students in need.
College Junior 2012-12-20T21:49:50Z
I'm attending my first year at PSU and just taking my prerequisite courses. I have not yet applied for the program.
College Junior 2012-12-20T21:20:34Z
I guess I could say I'm happy with the career path I chose.(pre-optometry) also majoring in biology. This year is my first year in Portland state University and taking the classes required for this field I could see it's going to be a long journey but I'm willing and very excited.
College Junior 2012-12-20T21:13:48Z
I received a decent amount of financial aid, but I had a hard time providing for books and paying for the rest of my tuition which wasn't covered. To this time, i have no job, so providing myself with the materials needed for class can be very difficult. This past term, I bought the materials that were very important for class, but I didn't buy the textbooks that were needed. Instead I had to check out the textbook from the library to study.
Recent Alumnus 2012-12-15T18:41:12Z
You can't drive to school unless you want to spend a ton on parking and try your luck at finding a spot. Public transportation is the way to go. It is much cheaper and widely available.
Recent Alumnus 2012-12-15T18:39:33Z
There are a lot of different options for majors. I picked one that really works for me. I am planning on going to graduate school next year after I graduate and that is a lengthy process. With the economy how it is you can get in no matter who you are.
Recent Alumnus 2012-12-15T18:36:22Z
Guys & Girls:
Most people here are from Portland and are pretty artistic and outdoor lovers. Everyone is really average college students with many coming from neighboring communities living outside of the city and traveling to school daily.
Recent Alumnus 2012-12-15T18:29:05Z
I am an evening student so have only eaten at places that are available at night, usually that is Yumm or Subway. I pack my meals with me most of the time to avoid spending too much on food.
College Senior 2012-12-13T01:02:35Z
The campus is part of Downtown Portland, as such the actual campus isn't really supervised by any security I've seen other than regular police officers on their normal beat.
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