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Portland State University, Portland

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Portland State University serves as a center of opportunity for nearly 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Located in Portland, Oregon, one of the nation's most livable cities, the University's innovative approach to education combines academic rigor in the classroom with field-based experiences through internships and classroom projects with community partners. The University's 49-acre downtown campus exhibits a commitment to sustainability with green buildings, while many of the 213 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees incorporate sustainability into the curriculum. PSU's motto, "Let Knowledge Serve the City," inspires the teaching and research of an accomplished faculty whose work and students span the globe.
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  • PSU is an integrated part of Portland. It's difficult to be downtown and not be on their campus. Lots of things going on, very involved in community life.....and ideal of what an urban campus can be. ...  more »
  • Students can study in the city even though so many green, very good environment where I was envious. Saturday farmers ' market also opened within the premises.
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  • Frequently departments such as Asian Studies and Middle Eastern Studies provide weekly performances, lectures and other cultural events, so besides being the number one destination for Portland studen...  more »
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  • Anything to do with administration (payments, billing, registration, application) is consistently a nightmare. Their website systems are hard to navigate, find information, register, really anything. Charges and fee's get included when they shouldn't. Getting in contact with someone, or the right person, is difficult. I should have realized from my first bad experience registering with them that administrative tasks would be the hardest part of my degree. I have multiple degrees from multiple colleges and universities and none of my experiences with administrative tasks have compared to this place. Beautiful campus in a perfect downtown Portland location still doesn't makeup for their terrible processes, procedures and systems.
  • Having graduated Cum Laude with degrees in Business and Real Estate of course Dirk is going to offer a 5 star! Great school for serious learner's .
  • What I call the Walmart of universities. I've been here 4 years and I cannot wait to be done. No one wants to help you with anything. Email replies from ANY department take days, employees are constantly giving out the wrong information which then puts the STUDENT in a bad spot.. It's just a nightmare. This place only sees you as a $.
  • This is a great school if you take advantage of what they offer. Tuition is adequate for the education that you get.
  • a certain instructor at PSU blatantly favors whites who come from upper class families over all of his other students, to the point where it is unacceptable. Failing students, and purposely attempting to belittle them based solely on their race or financial background. When attempting to rate this instructor, PSU protects him and will not allow anything negative to be said about him, even if it is the TRUTH... Do yourself a favor and attend a different school.