Portland State University Reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars
(49 Reviews)
  • Portland (OR)
  • Annual Tuition: $27,437
86% of 49 students said this degree improved their career prospects
86% of 49 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

2.7 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 10/26/2015
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."
3.2 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 10/13/2015
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."
3.9 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 9/29/2015
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."
3.2 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 9/23/2015
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."
4.1 out of 5 stars
MiaInTheRoseCity - 9/4/2015
Degree: Music
Graduation Year: 2011
"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."
3.8 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 9/1/2015
Degree: Cultural Studies
Graduation Year: 2014
"I enjoyed PSU. The variety of classes and size of the campus made it easy to have the experience I wanted to have."
3.3 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 9/1/2015
Degree: Human Resources
Graduation Year: 2013
"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."
2.7 out of 5 stars
Greese - 9/1/2015
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2015
"It was a great experience, expensive, and my sought career has nothing to do with my major. The adventure itself was the education."
4.9 out of 5 stars
Tea - 8/4/2015
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2012
"It's a great college that takes care of its business students and takes pride in all of their successes."
3.1 out of 5 stars
Psych Major - 6/30/2015
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2012
"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."