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2 out of 5
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Degree: Urban Studies/Affairs
Graduation Year: 2017

The program is not as advertised. The bureaucracy is fierce. There is no Federal Aid available unless you are minority with children. I am a 60 minority and been passed over 2x even though my 76 year old mother and I are at 12% median income. Forget about getting help with anything outside of suicide counseling. Any meaningful help is denied. Internships are required, but not vetted. They say they are, but really they are not, so you have to find your own, my advisor told me perhaps more than one internship to meet the credit and content requirement. The program was sold to students as being innovative, perhaps on paper. Cost of living is very high here, it is cheaper to go to Berkley instate and that is a far better school than PSU with a 14% graduation rate(maybe the hard-to-satisfy internship requirement).

3 out of 5
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

Portland State is a school with reasonable tuition rates and passable academics. The teachers are quite hit or miss. But, the location of the school can't be beat.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2010

I think Portland State University is with no doubt one of the best colleges in the Pacific Northwest, I had a wonderful and fulfilling experience with my professors, they have a great sense of leadership which I have a great deal of respect for.

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3 out of 5
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Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2011

Very liberal arts driven, but has very much forgotten about many of its most important departments. Politically active and dominated by political correctness.

3 out of 5
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Degree: Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Graduation Year: 2015

Portland State University provides the opportunity to receive an education while being involved in the urban core of the city. Though this campus doesn't offer the typical college experience, it is a great place for those wanting to incorporate being a student with a dynamic, urban lifestyle. Many students work or otherwise involved in the community, making this a unique place to learn and share experiences.

2 out of 5
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Degree: City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Graduation Year: 2014

PSU's strengths are diversity and community engagement. Not academically rigorous, though there are a few spectacular professors

3 out of 5
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2010

Great intercity school; was able to take in-class sessions since I do not prefer online only; allowed me to juggle a job.

4 out of 5
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Degree: MBA in International Business
Graduation Year: 2010

I thought it was a very unique and interesting program, however, I feel as thought they let almost anyone into the program. There were many students there who did not care about the value of their education, they just cared about getting a degree. Also, many of the students English was not strong enough to be in an all English speaking program.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2012

My time at Portland State University was very positive. As a non-traditional student, I found the diversity of the student body to be both vibrant and welcoming. I enjoyed and learned a great deal from almost every one of my instructors. The University Studies program is innovative and makes the general education requirements more cohesive.

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Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2011

There are a lot of opportunities and resources here. Professors make great efforts to ensure students have the tools for success. The only real issue I had was the driving and parking situation (I'm not used to the city), but I was able to take advantage of several online courses.

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