Portland State University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (38)
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.
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.
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.
Portland State University was a wonderful choice for me. The campus is right in the middle of downtown Portland, so it feels urban, but it also has the wonderful Park Blocks surrounding it as well, which gives it more of a traditional college campus feel. I received a great education, both for my major, and outside my major. I very much enjoyed my time at PSU, and really believe my experience there made me a better individual.
I enjoyed PSU. The variety of classes and size of the campus made it easy to have the experience I wanted to have.
Personally, my college education and the experiences that came along with it were solely for the purpose of earning a degree to better my odds of finding employment and earn a higher income. I switched majors a total of three times and later decided to double-major into HR management. College was invaluable to my career now however can be be troublesome without financial support.
It was a great experience, expensive, and my sought career has nothing to do with my major. The adventure itself was the education.
It's a great college that takes care of its business students and takes pride in all of their successes.
I think that PSU is a dynamic and diverse (for Portland) urban university. It may not have a great deal of prestige, but I felt very good about the quality of education I received there. The unique general education system (the University Studies program) makes fulfilling general education requirements a much more streamlined process and provides many opportunities for learning outside of one's major.
There are definite pluses to attending Portland State University in downtown Portland, Oregon. It is an urban school that is nestled right in the business district and is easily accessible by bike, bus and car. The secluded feel of some campuses is not in play here and that can be seen as being positive or negative. For those who are looking for a school that has a strong school culture this might not be the school for you. For others who attend school, but who are more involved in their extracurricular lives this type of school could be a good fit. I chose the Latin American Studies program at PSU because of my interest in traveling and working internationally. I found that there were some excellent classes to chose from but that the program as a whole lacked cohesion. The class range was too broad, from dance classes to conflict resolution, and the lack of focus meant that I graduated with a very topical understanding of my subjects of study. I believe I should have focused on languages. A bachelor's degree in International Studies leads to unpaid internships, but not to paying work.