2017 Best Colleges in Oregon
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Reed has a great reputation with great grad schools, so if you're into that, Reed will help you get into a fantastic graduate program after you leave Reed. Freshman year isn't difficult, but gives you the building blocks to deal with the upcoming storm that is compromised of your later years at Reed. Class get harder and more interesting. Truly, only come here if you are interested in learning and can work hard, otherwise you will have a terrible time. The science, history (including art history) and english departments are particularly respected.
- Portland, OR
- 241 reviews
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The professors for my major have been great, including one whom is also my advisor. Class sizes are a little larger than expected, but it is still far better than any large public school lecture hall. That being said, sometimes I wish that there were more chances to take more classes, but I do still think that the semester system allows in-depth study of material with professors.
- Portland, OR
- 635 reviews
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I haven't had a bad professor yet. Staff and faculty are competent and dedicated to their work and the students. Corvallis gets a little wild on the weekends, but as long as you get your homework done before the noise starts, it's easy to deal with.
- Corvallis, OR
- 2,490 reviews
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I ended up choosing the school I did because of its proximity to home, far enough away that I felt I could be independent, but close enough that I could access home whenever. I also chose it because of its opportunities for study abroad, Greek life, and the possibility to study whatever you want. Students here create their own majors and I love that. I major in Archaeology, which is a really small program at my school. However I love the learning environment and my class sizes and the relationship I can establish with my professors. I feel like I thrive at this school.
- Salem, OR
- 684 reviews
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I haven't started classes or anything yet, but I've been to the school many times. Each time has been pleasant. The staff has always been happy to help with everything I've asked about, and they've been easy to talk to. I'm not afraid to ask what seems stupid to me, but also very important for my overall academic career.
- Klamath Falls, OR
- 348 reviews
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Attending Pacific Unieversity is a great experience for me. I found it easy to communicate and find assistance from my professors. Coming in as a transfer I didn't feel that way. I was embraced into the Boxer family and so far it feels like I've been a Boxer for three years now.
- Forest Grove, OR
- 690 reviews
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Experience at school so far has been a 'learning' experience. There's a lot you don't know as a freshman and you learn quickly or it just does not work out in your favor. I would do it all over again, and I AM doing it all over again in the fall as a sophomore.
- Portland, OR
- 597 reviews
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I was always taught to make the best of what you got. I have made Ashland my home. Southern Oregon University is the place where many of my fondest memories have come to life. I have made friends from all over the world because the school is a small enough school to remain in constant contact with as many people as you wish.
- Ashland, OR
- 834 reviews
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Many of the teachers expect way to much out of their students; however the rest seem to go in the opposite way and expect almost nothing. I tend to spend most of my time in one of the study rooms in the math building with a small group of other math majors.
- Monmouth, OR
- 927 reviews
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