Portland State is an above-average public university located in Portland, Oregon. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 13,990 undergraduate students. The Portland State acceptance rate is 92%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Psychology, and Public Health. Graduating 49% of students, Portland State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,500.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.129 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.145 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.144 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.90 responses
Portland State University Reviews
I love how there are so many clubs and organizations to be a part of, there's never a dull moment on campus! Anyone will feel welcome to campus right away and will feel belonging, especially if anyone is from out-of-state. The only thing I would like for PSU to change is to have a smaller amount of students in a class since Portland State is a very big University, having a professor to teach a smaller classroom is a lot more beneficial to the teacher themselves to keep track of and students getting enough attention in class.
Portland State University is placed within a continuously changing city, with diversity growth occurring exponentially. This university is unique not only in its location, but the way students are encouraged to explore and obtain a different perspective of the world around them. Often times this school encourages students to take classes which are not related to only their major, thus allowing the student to feel as though they have truly chosen the correct major/career for themselves. Groups, activities, and programs provided are utilized by the majority of the student body in order to feel a sense of security and belonging , and the school encourages students to be involved within these programs to obtain the best possible experience from their school.
I attended Portland State University for graduate school. I cannot comment in the student housing because I lived off campus. I cannot comment on the athletics because I really was not involved in that capacity. Lastly, I cannot comment on campus food or student life. I DID love the academic environment. I earned a M.S. in Education and I found that my professors were great and my fellow students were diverse and intelligent. The campus is beautiful. The Saturday Portland Farmer's Market is located right by the PSU campus. Portland, OR is not the safest city so safety was that of a large city. It is an urban campus. I really loved PSU! I did not party "on campus" much but I lived in the Pearl District in Portland and there is a ton to do in Portland.