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Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2016

Portland State University is a great school to pursue a business degree. It locates in the heart of Downtown Portland which surrounded with many local businesses. School of Business Administration also full of many experienced mentors and professors that will help students to define their next step and set themselves apart as a strong candidate.

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Degree: Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other
Graduation Year: 2013

Portland State University was my last option for undergrad. My mother was pressuring me to go due to the low cost. I'm glad I listened to her because after the first year, I couldn't imagine attending anywhere else. PSU not only is the biggest university in Oregon, but it's also the most diverse. No matter your ethnicity, age, or education level, all are welcome. I enjoyed the laid back vibe and studious energy. I would recommend PSU for anyone who may be doubting if they should go back to school or not. PSU will support you in any way possible and get you to your next chapter in life.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Public Health Education and Promotion
Graduation Year: 2015

Portland State University is set in the heart of downtown Portland, you're not really sure where campus ends and the city starts. PSU is filled with diversity, there are so many opportunities for students to learn from people of other cultures. PSU has a variety of clubs and groups to join, so no one feels left out. It is really an amazing place to go to school.

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Degree: Health Education
Graduation Year: 2016

I attended PSU and was a part of the University Honors college which provided wonderful experience and research opportunities. It was great preparation for graduate school. The faculty were very involved in helping students grow if that is what the student wanted. It can be easy to get lost in a schools as big as PSU, but if you seek help from professors you will get quality education.

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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

I really enjoyed attending Portland State University. The campus location is great and the social work program is amazing. The instructors had many years of experience working in different fields so the lectures were very diverse and really helped paint a picture as to how flexible this degree can be.

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Degree: English Language and Literature, General
Graduation Year: 2017

For those who live in Portland Oregon or surrounding suburbs within the public transportation routes covered by TRIMET, the school is a good choice. PSU has a decentralized, commuter-based campus. Most students travel from miles away to come to school resulting in a school setting that lacks that cozy college feel. Nevertheless, PSU offers plenty of degrees to satisfy most anyone and they are slowly replaceing old buildings with new modernized settings.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Science & Math
Graduation Year: 2014

Portland State University was a very diverse campus. They had people from all walks of life and different age groups. I felt that their location being downtown Portland was a great added benefit because it allowed you to see the Portland culture and the people that made Portland "weird". I felt like the Professors genuinely cared about your education and the facilities were kept in very good shape. The science lecture halls were well laid out and nice. After I attained my degree, I received several great letters of recommendation and eventually got accepted into medical school to continue my pursuit in medicine. I attribute a lot of my path towards medicine from Portland State University.

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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2012

The psychology classes often overlap, so you learn the same few concepts multiple times. You end up learning the foundations really well because of that but it can be frustrating when you are wanting to learn new things and get the most out of each class. If you are planning on going to graduate school to be a counselor then it can be great for forming relationships with professors but if not, another area of study would be better.

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Degree: Management
Graduation Year: 2017

Portland State University is an all around great school. Their ability to help non-traditional students with their educational is incredible. They offer the right classes, for the right price with the right help. The school is dedicated to student success. In addition, PSU helps students past just academia, they help students find jobs, networks with future employers and become prepared for their careers.

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Degree: Spanish
Graduation Year: 2016

Portland State is a great place for people who like the city. It is a large school, but after a few semesters you'll get to know the students and professors in your major and it'll start to feel like a smaller community. It's definitely possible to live on campus, but the majority of students commute. The academics are about on-par with what you'd expect from a state school. It's not elite, but you'll get a good education.

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