College Senior 2012-09-20T03:18:12Z
Nightlife for students below 21 are great. Multiple options from socials and bowling to lounges and restaurants. However I'm older than 21 and there are only two options to frequent. I'd say if your under 21 this a great campus, otherwise leave campus for nightlife.
College Senior 2012-09-20T02:45:37Z
Lots of lab options around campus. I can usually find an open spot or print online from my laptop. However, some labs have horribly slow computers.
College Senior 2012-09-20T00:05:58Z
Portland is in the Pacific Northwest so it tends to be pretty rainy during the fall/winter/spring months but it usually doesn't get overly cold. Snow happens about once or twice a year and doesn't stay for too long. Summers are very nice, not too hot or too cold.
College Senior 2012-09-19T16:05:14Z
Everyone here seems very involved and excited to be here. Great environment.
College Senior 2012-09-19T16:04:13Z
The parking at this campus is way too expensive. I know they are trying to discourage people from driving and to ride their bikes. That's great, but i moved from out of state and i had no other choice but to bring my car.
College Senior 2012-09-19T15:50:30Z
Meal plans are very expensive and should be included with the housing. School is expensive and stressful enough students shoudnt have to worry about whether or not they can eat that day.
College Senior 2012-09-18T21:59:51Z
Guys & Girls:
The girls and guys at my school are all individuals in their own way. I can't really say whether they are nice or mean people. However, I can say that they are different.
College Senior 2012-09-18T21:55:26Z
Health & Safety:
I have always felt uneasy around Portland State's Campus. It is a very unwelcoming atmosphere that tries to promote diversity, however in promoting diversity they fail to deal with the subtlety of the students that attend the college. Many people stare at other people solemnly and there is constant gossip which tends to lead to physical altercations.
Recent Alumnus 2012-09-11T03:00:56Z
Too many cars for too little space. Sometimes, it takes forever to find a space, but you can learn when there are less people and try to go at that time.
Recent Alumnus 2012-09-11T02:55:08Z
Rain, Rain, Rain – The weather here is mostly raining, cloudy and depressing at least if you are a person who likes the sun. Here you learn how to appreciate the sun. The good thing of portland State is that its buildings are mostly connected, so we do not get wet going from one class to another. If you like rain this is your place! If not come in summer. It is beautiful!!!
College Junior 2012-09-10T22:08:17Z
Good, but Difficult to Access – They are good computers, but getting to one can be a hassle. People are always using them
College Junior 2012-09-10T22:01:30Z
Always Something to Do – The Portland area is better for people over the age of 21 because there are a lot of bars and pubs around town. There are also concerts, voodoo, great coffee shops, tons of shopping, and a lot of green space. Don't forget about the waterfront!
College Junior 2012-09-10T21:57:55Z
Good, but Illattended – We have a lot of great sports teams and they do well, but most people don't know when games are, and the attendance rate is not high.
College Junior 2012-09-09T20:44:10Z
Fun Professors and Great Facility – PSU is a great school especially for those who choose to commute from home to school. Since the school is downtown, there are many places to eat and relax in-between classes. There are many clubs to get into and meet new people.
College Junior 2012-08-30T03:21:24Z
Food Town – Portland is famous for it's food carts - are there are plenty around campus. Cheap yet delicious food. Plus there are a lot of restaurants in town to choose from. When you're here, you'll never wonder what to eat.
College Junior 2012-08-30T03:15:34Z
Loving It Here – PSU is an amazing school, the people are friendly and the staff/teachers all want to help you out as much as they can. There is a nice party scene, but as long as you realize academics come first, you should do just fine.
College Junior 2012-08-29T23:08:06Z
My "Tribe" – Portland State has a different process than many colleges in the country. I came from New York with an associate's degree, and I was discouraged at how many credits did not transfer. PSU doesn't do gen-ed like most colleges. They have a university studies program that is difficult to get used to right away. They also have a language requirement for admission. The college website is hard to navigate, so use the search bar as much as possible. Use the advisers. Visit them often. they know the ins and outs and will be able to suggest directions to go. Regarding the actual school, I am encouraged to be at a place where it is ok to disagree with other students and professors. All topics are open for academic discussion, and participation is easy. The hardest part is attempting to hold in a comment or insight while another student is speaking. The classes are lively and the professors care. All classes have free tutors and encourage participation. Grading is tough, but the atmosphere is one that encourages the extra effort to get the higher grades.
College Senior 2012-08-29T20:31:50Z
The Best – Considering the keep oregon green idea the transit has decided to comply. We have several buslines that travel from the Gresham area, North, Northeast, South, southeast and so on. We also have the max, charlie, bikes, and of course cars. Parking is expensive. The bus passes have gone up in cost but our transit resource center can assist with that.
College Senior 2012-08-29T20:15:36Z
Motivation Forv Work and Activity – For the most part it always rains here. I love it because it makes me want to stay indoors and complete my work; which leads to me meeting cool people and various leaders.
College Senior 2012-08-29T20:08:16Z
Varies for Some – Living off campus saves alot for some people. PSU is located downtown and the availability for housing is usually slim. There are also times when housing is available but the cost of living is extreme.
College Senior 2012-08-29T19:53:30Z
The campus life is always extremely busy. If there happens to be any political movements going on it is very well promoted and there are usually enough participants. The multicultural center is actually diverse and doesn't represent just one culture. It is also a common study place and a peaceful atmosphere.
College Senior 2012-08-29T19:43:31Z
Family Feeling – Although PSU is a huge campus, any program that you are involved in treats you like family. The school spirit is very live compared to my last school; and I feel prepared and confident for my next phase as a professional.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-28T15:49:59Z
Don't Drive/Park – I don't drive so I am going by what others have told me. Parking at PSU is limited and quite pricey. Even if you pay per term for parking finding a convenient spot is still a challenge.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-28T15:44:32Z
Portland in general has some of the best public transportation in the country, if not the best from my experience. The only reason I graded it with an A- was because parking a car can be quite the hassle and semi-expensive.
College Junior 2012-08-27T23:48:10Z
The Greek Life at PSU is small but progressively growing. The top two sororities are more active on campus rather than the other fraternities. Unlike bigger campuses, Greek life here is more friendly and accepting. It's a small community that is very much involved with other student organizations at the school.
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