Portland State University Reviews
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.
PSU's strengths are diversity and community engagement. Not academically rigorous, though there are a few spectacular professors
Great intercity school; was able to take in-class sessions since I do not prefer online only; allowed me to juggle a job.
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.