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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  • The rec center occupies most of a building at SW 6th and Montgomery. Bus lines and streetcar lines converge a block away, making the commute a snap. A big Olympic-sized lap pool, with relaxing hot tub...  more »
  • Very well located in the city center. The neighborhood is quiet while receiving animations like the big farmers market on Sunday. Benches are available for relaxation. Several nearby museums. What chance of studying here.
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  • We stayed nearby and I got to say that I was impressed with the urban campus. They are doing a major gym renovation now that will be awesome and the school sits high on a hill above the greater city. ...  more »
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  • I love my school!
  • I am currently a freshman attending Portland State University and I can honestly say it's not what I expected, but not necessarily in a bad way. Being in downtown Portland the campus is much different from the average 4-year universities' and is always busy. The students are quite diverse and the faculty has been excellent. It is a great place to come learn and start or better your life. Overall I have been enjoying my time at PSU and can only hope for the best in the future!
  • Great school, however parking is very limited and expensive. Be prepared to either get there early or maybe consider trimet. Other than that nothing but goof experiences.
  • If you are low income or not a scholarship student, YOU ARE ONLY A REVENUE STREAM =, NOTHING ELSE. EXPECT LITTLE ASSISTANCE, THERE IS BETTER TUTORING AND WRITING AND MATH ASSISTANCE AT THE LOCAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE. IF YOU CAN AFFORD IT GO TO U OF P. YOU WILL BE TREATED BETTER. ALSO THERE IS A COMMUNITY SERVICE COMPONENT THAT IS TOTALLY UNSUPPORTED BY THE UNIVERSITY, BUT YOU CANNOT GRADUATE WITHOUT IT. DONT WASTE YOUR LIFE HERE, STUDENT LOANS ARE EXPENSIVE SPEND YOUR DEBT WISELY--NOT AT PISS ON YOU.
  • This place spams your email about refunds you don't even need super annoying, stressful, and lame. The IT department is awful, & administration is awful.
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